Shaving is an important personal grooming practice but it is often a trigger for painful and ugly-looking razor bumps. However, according to a recent survey conducted by the International Dermatological Institute, nearly 79% people who shave suffer from some kind of skin infections including razor bumps.
Razor Bumps are often unexpected, the reason behind them are the hairs that somehow fail to make it out of the follicle as they regrow after we shave them, this trapped hair beneath the skin then form inflammation in the skin and reddens the skin. Not only the hair that does not regrow outside the skin but also the hair that grows and then curls around and renter the skin, this hair then cause pus-filled pimples.
Fortunately, there are a few key things that you can do to get rid of those painful and ugly razor bumps fast and once and for all.
Apple Cider Vinegar
- Pour some apple cider vinegar into a small cotton ball. If you have sensitive skin, however, start by diluting the apple cider vinegar with water in the ratio of 1:1 (e.g. 1 tbsp. ACV to 1 tbsp. water).
- Dab the affected area of the skin with it and allow it time to air-dry.
- Finish by rinsing it off with water
- Repeat 2-3 times every day until the problem has cleared.
Cucumber and milk mask
You can use a cucumber and milk mask, you can make it by mixing a half cup of mashed cucumber pulp and a 1/4 cup of milk and then letting them cool in refrigerator and then you can apply this to your razor bumps for 10-20 minutes and rinse it off.
Cucumber Aloe Vera and Lemon juice
One the easiest remedies to get rid of razor bumps quickly is a mixture of cucumber juice, aloe vera gel, and lemon juice. Mix all three ingredients in equal quantities and apply it all over the face, legs, and pubic area. Let the mask air dry naturally. Rinse with cool water. Repeat this treatment several times a week to get rid of irritation and also prevent infections.
Honey And Apple Cider Vinegar
Apply honey to the area with razor burn. Your skin should lightly cover with the layer of honey. Leave it for 5 minutes. Now wash it off with cold water. Pat your skin dry. Now take the apple cider vinegar and splash it over the affected area that you just treated with honey.
By following above-mentioned guidelines, one can surely avoid getting razor bumps. And for those who have already got ugly and painful razor bumps on their bodies can now apply the remedies mentioned in this article to make their razor bumps go away and make their skin beautiful ad flawless.