how to soothe razor burn

If you’ve ever used a razor, you’re more likely than not familiar with the dreaded razor burn, which refers to little bumps that develop on your skin after you’ve finished shaving.

While not a serious medical condition, it can nonetheless be very irritating, leading to side effects like tenderness, itchiness, and even a burning sensation. In best case scenarios, razor burn is a temporary condition that will eventually go away on its own, but there are measures you can take to treat razor burn if you want to deal with it quickly or you’re having persistent issues.

So if you’re wondering how to soothe razor burn quickly and easily, we’re letting you know the best methods and ingredients to give you relief.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a great way to treat razor burn as it contains anti-inflammatory agents that can lessen inflammation, tame any itching, and safeguard against infection. In order to make the perfect apple cider vinegar ointment, do the following:

  • Dip a cotton ball into some apple cider vinegar and treat the area affected by razor burn
  • Permit it to dry and then use water to wash off the apple cider
  • Repeat this process two or three times daily until  you get rid of the burning feeling.

If your skin is sensitive, be sure to dilute the apple cider vinegar using water before applying it on your skin.

2. Aspirin

You probably already have a bottle in your medicine cabinet, but you can easily pick some up at your neighborhood drugstore if you don’t have any on hand. With aspirin, you can treat your razor burn fast and effectively due to the anti-inflammatory agents. Follow these steps:

  • Place a couple of aspirins into a single teaspoon of warm water and allow them to dissolve into paste.
  • Apply the paste to the razor burn area and let it sit there for 10 minutes before using lukewarm water to wash it off.
  • Repeat the process a couple of times a day.

    how to soothe razor burn

3. Aloe Vera

You can easily pick up some aloe vera at your neighborhood supermarket. It will help to sooth the irritated area due to the cooling nature of the plant. As well, it will moisturize your skin and facilitate healing. In order to make the most of aloe vera as a treatment, follow these steps:

  • Get an aloe vera leaf and obtain aloe vera gel from it.
  • Apply the gel to the razor burn area, allow it to dry on, and then use cold water to rinse it away.
  • Repeat this process two or three times daily for two or three days.

4. Honey

Honey contains antibacterial agents that can be used to treat your razor burn problem by lessening inflammation and swelling. The process as follows is simple:

  • Put some honey on your razor burn area, permit it to dry.
  • Use cold water to wash it off.

5. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is great for soothing skin irritation, and there are a couple of ways that you can use lavender essential oil to treat your razor burn. The two methods are:

  • First Option: Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil to half a cup of cold water. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture, apply it to the razor burn area, allow it to dry, and repeat this process two times a day.
  • Second Option: Put eight drops of lavender essential oil to a quarter of a cup of carrier oil such as almond oil or olive oil, and then rub the mixture on the affected area.

If you’ve been wondering how to soothe razor burn, these home remedy tips will provide you with ways to get the relief you’re looking for. So the next time you encounter this problem, you’ll know exactly what to do to gain the relief you want.

However, if the problem persists–be sure to look for products that can be more effective in treating razor burn.  Sometimes home remedies are just not enough!

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.