You've probably experienced this, ladies. You hop in the shower for that big date tonight, excited to show off that awesome dress, which shines with your smooth legs. Instead, you come out looking like a raw chicken.
Maybe the guy in your life knows you don't like beard. He's willing to shave off the massive facial hair he has grown over last six months. Since he has not handled a razor for months, he may get a cut while shaving his face. The burning irritation and bumps can mar his looks.
Thankfully, razor burn can be cured in time for the big date.
Know the home remedies that can heal it.
Baby oil will moisturise the irritated area. Mixing it with few drops of rubbing alcohol will treat the developing bumps. The antiseptic will also keep it from getting worse. To prevent getting razor burn in the first place, you can shave with baby oil. It will leave you smooth and bump-free.
Honey, an antibacterial agent, prevents irritation and alleviates bumps. Mixing it with yogurt will make for a better clean-up process. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then, rinse with warm water.
Oatmeal, which is an exfoliator, is a magical cure for razor burn. Two tablespoons of oatmeal and one tablespoon of honey mixed together will instantly soothe your irritated skin. Leave it on for 30-minutes before washing.
Vitamins C and K found in cucumbers heal irritation and inflammation. Cucumbers also have a moisturising effect. Cut few slices, make sure they're refrigerated, and apply them on affected areas. Let the slices sit on your skin for 10 minutes. Then, rub them gently and watch your skin heal.
Apple cider vinegar is anti-inflammatory. Dilute it with water. Then, apply to the affected areas. Let it sit for five minutes before washing the affected area.
Mix one tablespoon of olive oil with a few drops of tea tree oil. Rub it deep into your skin and let it soak for about 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
You can go to the supermarket and buy aloe vera gel. You can also cut aloe vera plant in half, scoop out the flesh from thick leaves and apply it on your skin. You're done.