Many people who shave, tweeze, or wax tend to experience a type of skin irritation called razor burn, and this skin condition often triggers tiny and itchy inflammations usually referred to as razor bumps. Razor bumps form as new strands of hair curl back, puncture, and re-enter the skin while growing.
The result is the appearance of small red spots at the root of the hair, which persist for several hours or, if the inflammation is stronger, they may last for a few days.
Here are the best homemade treatments to reduce razor burn fast:
Oatmeal and Rose Water Mask
If you have a sensitive skin, oatmeal should not be missing from your home. Oatmeal protects skin’s tissue, has anti-inflammatory properties, but is also a good emollient. In turn, rose water acts as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, fighting microbes that can accentuate inflammation.
You need the following ingredients:
– 5 tablespoons of oatmeal flour (you can blend the oatmeal in your blender if you don’t have oatmeal flour)
– 5 tablespoons of rose water
Put the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Apply the paste to your face with your fingers. Let it dry for about 15 minutes and then clean with warm water.
This easy treatment will reduce razor burns immediately.
Tea Tree Oil Treatment
Tea tree oil is an excellent remedy for skin irritation or allergies, reducing the inflammation and itching. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, has soothing properties and reduces the burning sensation felt on the skin after shaving.
How to use it:
Put 10-12 drops of tea tree oil and half a cup of Epsom salt in a bowl, then fill the bowl with water and stir until complete dissolving. Wash your face with this concoction and you’ll reduce razor burn.
You can also mix 5-6 drops of tea tree oil with one tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply the paste directly to the affected area and let it act for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water. Razor burn will gradually disappear.