How to Stop the Bleeding From a Shaving Nick

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

Skip the bloody toilet paper and stop the bleeding past.

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Once again, you are shaving your legs or face, when you feel that darned burning sensation. You need to stop the bleeding in a hurry so you can get on with your day. You can apply pressure and wait it out, but a handful of home remedies may be more effective.

Press an ice cube on the nick for two minutes. Press firmly and use a towel to hold the ice in place. Dab an antibiotic ointment on the nick.

Apply a small bandage to the nick, unless it is on your face. If the nick is on your face, apply a bit of witch hazel with a tissue, using firm pressure.

Keep a styptic pencil on-hand for shaving nicks. When the styptic pencil is applied, it does not sting, irritate or cause stains on clothing. It can stop the bleeding quickly.

Tip

  • If your skin is dry, it is more likely to get nicked during shaving. Use a daily moisturizer to keep skin soft.

    Prevent nicks by using a good moisturizing shaving cream or gel.

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