I am a victim of these annoying, itchy bumps. Most times it occurs when I use shaving stick in shaving or simply if I miss a single day out of my shaving routine, they come calling: irritating and making one look untidy. I call them the male menses. Well, Here are some simple home remedies I found that’d surely keep your neck fresh and clean, like a proper gentleman.
1.) DO NOT shave every day
Don’t shave so often and let your hair grow out a bit before doing it again. Give your bumps time to heal and use the razor every other day, at the most.
2.) Shave under the warm shower and rinse off with cold water
Warm water will soften your hairs and make your skin less prone to irritation. When you finish shaving, cold water will close up the pores, preventing infection and irritation.
3.) Use a shaving cream
Shaving cream will also moisturize your skin and soften your hairs, making them easier to eliminate. Bumps appear more easily when your skin is dry and prone to irritation.
4.) Make sure your razor is sharp
Always use new and sharp razors. Dull razors will irritate the skin around the follicle and cause ingrown hairs. But apart from this, old and rusty blades can also carry great amounts of bacteria, which can be transferred to the skin during shaving. This will not help at all your existing razor bumps to heal! If you don’t have a new blade, always use alcohol to clean your razor.
5.) Use a moisturizing lotion after you shave
It will reduce redness and irritation, and decrease the risk of razor bumps.
6.) Don’t pick and scratch your razor bumps
Resist the urge to pick your razor bumps and don’t scratch and rub the affected area. You will slow down the healing process and cause further irritation.
7.) Change your shaving technique
Instead of shaving in an upward motion, start shaving downward, in the direction of the hair growth. This will help prevent razor bumps.
Razor Bump Treatments That Work Like a Charm
There are many effective creams and natural home remedies to treat razor bumps and reduce the appearance of scars and marks left by infected ingrown hairs. Try the ones listed below. They will certainly help you.
1.) Apply heat on your razor bumps for 5-to-10 minutes using a hot compress or wash rag soaked in hot water to shrink the razor bumps and kill any germs that could make your razor bumps look worse.
2.) You can use a cucumber and milk mask by mixing ½ a pureed cucumber and a ¼ cup of milk and then letting it cool in your refrigerator and then you would apply this to your razor bumps for 10-to-20 minutes and rinse it off.
3.) take 4-5 aspirins. Pound them. Add some water to prepare a paste. Massage this paste on the affected area. Allow it to dry. Then, rinse with warm water. It’s one of the effective home remedies for curing razor bumps fast.
4.) Slice a lemon in half. Squeeze its juice. Immerse a cotton ball or clean cloth in this juice. Pat it on the affected regions. Wash off with warm water, when it becomes dry. Use this remedy, each time you shave.
5.) Honey contains antibacterial properties and therefore, is very effective for curing razor bumps. Directly apply a layer of honey on the irritated skin. Let it dry for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
6.) Moisten a black tea bag in hot water. Put it over the razor bump affected skin for 3-5 minutes. Practice it daily. Tannic acid present in black tea decreases inflammation and redness of the skin.