Unfortunately, razor bumps are a frequent problem that both men and women have after shaving. The skin might get irritated even if it is sensitive or normal and regardless of the type of razor you are using. The skin is damaged during the shaving and the result is small red bumps next to the hair roots that can last for days if the inflammation is strong.
Moreover, if you are a person with ingrown hair problems, the affected area can become very red and you can even experience a minor bleeding because of the razor cutting the upper layer of the hair follicle. To avoid having this problem is better to have a good shaving routine but also to know about some homemade remedies that are effective in calming the red skin and in helping you get rid of the bumps.
Oatmeal and rose water will help you with the irritation
For this homemade remedy, you will need five tablespoons of oatmeal and five tablespoons of rose water. Mix the two ingredients and apply it on the affected area after you previously cleaned it. Remove it after 15 minutes or once it gets dry. If you know your skin is sensitive and you often have razor bumps the oatmeal should be always in your house. It is one of the best ingredients for your skin, calming, moisturizing and protecting thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. The rose water acts like an antiseptic against the germs that cause the razor bumps.
Tea tree oil and aloe vera against razor bumps itching
How to use these two natural ingredients: mix together six drops of tea tree oil and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply directly on the affected area and leave for 10 minutes. Wash it with cold water. The razor bumps will slowly start to fade. Tea tree oil is an excellent remedy for skin irritation, reducing the inflammation and itching. Aloe vera is a natural antiseptic and has calming effect on the skin, in the same time healing the small cuts.
After getting rid of the razor bumps, make sure you prevent having it next time you shave. You can exfoliate your skin before shaving and avoid using shower gel or lotions that have chemicals at least 12 hours after shaving. The best thing you can do is take a shower and use a mild natural soap to clean your skin.