Shaving itself can be quite annoyance, but the painful and uncomfortable bumps that often accompany shaving in the form of a rash are even more irritating. Shaving gels and creams can be purchased that claim to prevent razor bumps from developing on freshly shaven skin, however I have yet to find a product that stays true to this particular claim.
I thought I would do some research in hopes of discovering some effective at-home remedies for razor bumps. I have not tried any of these solution myself, so be cautious when experimenting with them and be sure to do your research to avoid any reactions or skin irritations. These proposed solutions for razor bumps come from Bevel.com.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe vera gel is available for purchase at most drugstores, and actual aloe plants can be purchased at a majority of greenhouses. Aloe naturally soothes irritated skin and is furthermore effective in soothing sunburns. Simply apply the product to razor rash.
- Warm Compress: Try soaking a wash cloth in hot water. Allow to cool until it is comfortable warm then press softly to the skin to open up the pores and hair follicles.
- Witch Hazel: Another product available at some drugstores and health food stores, witch hazel is a natural disinfectant that reduces skin irritation. Apply it to razor bumps after they appear on the skin.
- Lemon Juice: I feel as though this may burn, but apparently lemon juice and its acidic properties can prevent bacteria from clustering in hair follicles.
- Tea Tree Oil: As a natural anti-bacterial solution, tea tree oil can aid in soothing irritated skin. Always distill tea tree oil with water as it is strong in potency and simply apply to razor bumps.
Let me know if any of these at-hpme remedies prove to be successful for you personally!