Shaving is a widely popular hair removal method for both men and women. You can shave any part of the body where hair grows. Razor bumps are unpleasant side effects that may occur when you shave. There are various techniques you can employ to prevent razor bumps and you can also treat them once they occur. If you care for your skin well, you can effectively soothe razor bumps, helping them disappear more quickly.
Apply a hot compress to your razor bumps. Soak a washcloth in hot water and hold it over the affected skin for approximately five to 10 minutes. The heat will help to reduce swelling and eliminate bacteria.
Spread aloe vera gel over your razor bumps. This richly soothing treatment is wholly natural, and reduces swelling and irritation. For an added cooling effect, refrigerate the aloe vera gel for approximately 20 minutes before applying it to your skin.
Use hydrocortisone cream on your razor bumps. Hydrocortisone cream reduces inflammation and redness. It also alleviates pain as it soothes irritated skin.
Dip a cotton ball in witch hazel and apply it to your razor bumps. Witch hazel calms skin, promoting its healing process. You can find witch hazel in most holistic and drug stores.
Crush four aspirin tablets. Mix them with several drops of water, creating a paste. Apply the paste to your razor bumps and let it sit there for approximately 10 minutes before rinsing. The aspirin will alleviate swelling and reduce the likelihood of infection.