Are you a beach bum? Are you excited to finally step out for a beach vacay? Is that bikini packed? Sunscreen? Check! Shaving? Check. Oh wait, what are those little red bumps on your legs? Those little red bumps are what we call the razor bumps. Even if you have been shaving for years, razor bumps can happen to the best of us and more so during summer!
Razor bumps happen post shaving due to an inflammatory reaction in the follicles, when your hair is trying to grow back. So don’t worry, they are common and can be calmed down! But you hit the beach in a few days and need them to calm down RN! How do you make them go away? It's easier than you think.
Here are 5 simple ways to treat razor bumps...
Is there anything this miracle plant can’t do? Aloe vera has been traditionally used to calm inflamed skin. The anti-inflammatory properties soothe red and irritated skin, making it an ideal remedy to heal razor bumps.
White tea contains tannic acid that is super effective against inflammations and helps reduce them. Simply wet a tea bag and press it against the affected skin to reduce redness and swelling.
Tea tree oil
The natural antibacterial properties of tea tree oil inhibit bacterial growth and prevent skin infections. But tea tree oil is very strong and should never be used on its own directly onto the skin. Always dilute it with a carrier oil or some water before using it.
Witch hazel is a natural antiseptic that helps reduce inflammation in the skin. Just boil some witch hazel in water and apply this concoction on the razor bumps to help reduce the redness and irritation.
Coconut oil has many skin soothing properties, which is why it is ideal to treat razor bumps. Simply apply some coconut oil on the affected area to reduce the bumps as well as intensely moisturise the skin.