So you have suffered from razor burns too? And keratosis pilaris is another skin problem that’s not new to you? For women, these are common concerns that they are forced to tackle from time to time. As the skin starts to dry up in winter, bumps and red spots on the skin begin to show up even more prominently. Shaving the legs or arms of unwanted hair also causes small red eruptions to come up on your skin. Nature has many remedies for these ugly skin conditions. Take a look at some of them.
A cold compress helps reduce inflammation and soothes the affected area. The relief it brings to the skin is almost instant. The remedy is wonderfully simple. Make a cold compress by wrapping ice cubes in a towel and put it on the razor burn. Keep the compress on the skin for a few minutes. If you don’t have ice handy, just soak the towel in cold water, squeeze out the excess water, fold it and place it over the affected area. This easy procedure can be repeated several times during the day.
This inexpensive natural remedy works great to cure red bumps caused by shaving. You just need to squeeze juice out of a fresh lemon and, with the help of a clean cotton ball, dab it on the affected skin. Once the juice dries up on the burnt area, rinse the skin with cool water. Just try it twice a day to see how quickly the razor burns heal.
Coconut oil has a remarkable healing effect when it comes to razor burns, keratosis pilaris or other skin bumps. You just need to make a lotion from coconut oil and rub it on the affected skin. It also helps remove dryness to keep your skin protected against such ailments. The lauric acid contained in coconut oil is the key to the cure of razor burns.
A great healer of skin problems, Witch Hazel has a cooling effect that is fantastic indeed. It is extremely effective against dryness and bumps caused by hair removal. Just apply the extract of Witch Hazel on the skin and see the curative impact of the tannins contained in this herb.
Aloe Vera is known to be a great cure against all kinds of skin problems. All you need to do is cut part of an Aloe Vera leaf, and then cut through one side to open it. You can simply scoop out the gel inside with your finger and apply locally for quick relief from razor burn. Its moisturizing properties also expedite the healing process.
Cucumber’s anti-inflammatory effect is excellent for curing razor burns. It keeps the damaged skin hydrated and the Vitamins C and K contained therein help alleviate pain, besides being effective in reducing the swelling. For better impact, mix it with yoghurt and see your razor burn heal miraculously.
Tea Tree Oil
The Tea Tree flowering shrub has a host of curative properties for skin problems. The oil extracted from it is anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Mix it with water or olive oil and apply to the burnt skin. Wash it off with lukewarm water after about 10-15 minutes. This process, if tried twice a day, can heal the affected skin quite quickly.
The oil of this amazing herb helps soothe razor burns and other bumps swiftly. A word of caution, though, it should not be applied undiluted. Mix a few drops in cold water, dip a cotton ball in the solution and apply gently on the bumps.
This sweet food made by bees has anti-bacterial properties that help heal razor bumps and also prevent infection. Apply honey on the damaged skin, keep it on for about 5 minutes, and then wash it off with cold water. It needs to be applied 2-3 times a day for best results. Honey can also be mixed with yogurt or apple cider vinegar for even better and faster cure.
Wear Cotton Clothes
You can expedite the healing process by wearing cotton clothes, or keeping the affected area covered with cotton clothes. If your thigh area is affected, wear cotton underwear to allow free flow of air. So if you are infected with any of the above-mentioned skin diseases, then you must wear cotton clothes, as it can help you heal or keep the skin conditions at bay. It not only help in getting rid of such conditions, but also help you stop the further growth or spreading of such skin conditions.