How to Cure Razor Burn on a Woman's Upper Lip

by Kimbry Parker ; Updated September 28, 2017

Let razor burn heal completely before shaving the upper lip again.

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Removing hair from the upper lip is a necessity for some women, but it can come with pain. It’s not uncommon to develop razor burn in this area. A dull razor, not using shaving cream or gel, using a product that irritates the skin or pressing too hard with the razor can cause irritation to the skin and lead to razor burn. Although you won’t be able to cure razor burn in a day, you can use a home remedy to soothe the skin and speed up the healing process.

Moisten a cotton swab with witch hazel. Dab it onto the upper lip area daily to help heal and soothe the razor burn.

Apply hydrocortisone cream to the razor burn. Follow the package instructions when using the cream, and only apply once a week to prevent thinning of the skin.

Mix one aspirin with a few tablespoons of warm water to create a thick paste. Spread the paste onto the upper lip area. Leave it on until the paste hardens, then wipe it off gently with a rag.

Moisten a cotton swab with aloe vera juice. Dab the juice onto the razor burn and leave it there to dry onto the skin.

Dip a cotton swab into benzoyl peroxide. Pat the upper lip area with the swab to apply the peroxide to the razor burn.


  • Always use a sharp razor and shave in the direction of hair growth to help prevent razor burn from developing.

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Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.