Razor bumps are quite a frustration if you want to have a clean, smooth shave – because they remain popping on the skin, red and sore – announcing it to the whole world that things are not well under there. They may occur because the razor brushed the hairs the wrong way, or simply because you tried picking some hairs and they felt offended, prompting them to grown under skin in retaliation. Whichever the cause, there are several homemade remedies that can help you deal with such conditions effectively, efficiently and expediently all within the home, so come on and learn something.
Aloe Vera is one of the most revered herbal treatments – from Egypt to Asia and the western world. Yes, it reserves its spot when it comes to getting clean shaves. Aloe Vera gel is best for soothing skin when irritations come your way, yet its anti-microbial activity will keep your skin out of bounds for some funny opportunistic microorganisms that could seek to exacerbate the situation. Simply get a freshly cut aloe Vera leaf and squeeze the gel on the affected are, allow it to stay for thirty minutes and rinse it off with clean water.
Lemon juice is another beneficial juice that cannot lack on the list of herbal treatments. Known to be full of anti-oxidants and vitamins, it carries its tools of trade to the treatment of razor bumps . It is soothing and anti-bacterial, yet its acidity can be felt under the skin just a few seconds after application. Again, lemon juice is cheap and easy to handle. Simply slice one lemon fruit, press the juice into a cup and apply it on the affected surface. Ensure to clean the surface before application to enhance penetration and effectiveness for better results.
A hot compress is another reputable remedy for you hair growing under the skin. Hot compresses have been used to open up blocked nostrils, open skin pores and much more. When it comes to razor bumps, simply dip a clean towel in hot water. Apply the same with pressure on the affected region for a few seconds before repeating the same at the next region. The hot water opens up the powers and frees the trapped hair, allowing it to come clean and grown on the surface
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Tea tree oil, which is popular for the treatment of various skin conditions, is a serious home remedy for razor bumps as well. Tea tree oil has been used extensively in mitigating psoriasis and several other afflictions with impressive results and the hairs under the skin are no exception. However, tea tree oil comes in a very concentrated form and care should be taken to dilute it before use.
Last but not least comes honey. Its anti-septic properties have seen this sweet natural substance put to more than a dozen uses – that does not change with hairs that tend to grow under the skin. Simply apply honey on the affected area, allow it to stand for fifteen minutes then rinse off with warm water.