Published on June 18th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe0
Natural Remedies: Razor Burn
It’s swimsuit season, and that means you’re probably shaving your bikini line a bit more than you did during sweater weather. If you’ve got sensitive skin, chances are that also means you’re dealing with a little bit of razor burn.
Tired of bumpy, itchy skin after you shave your bikini line? There are lots of store-bought products that you can use to treat razor burn, but they’re often full of mystery ingredients. Next time you shave, try one of these simple, natural solutions to razor burn instead!
Razor Burn Remedies
1. Witch Hazel – Use your fingertips to massage witch hazel into your razor burned skin
2. Apple Cider Vinegar – Same thing! Razor burn is actually a mild infection, so vinegar’s antiseptic qualities help soothe your skin. Also doesn’t apple cider vinegar seem to solve everything?
3. Oatmeal – Make a paste with oatmeal and a bit of water and gently massage it on your skin to soothe the itching.
4. Tea Tree Oil. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with water and spritz it on.
5. Cocoa Butter – Soothe your itchy skin with pure cocoa butter.
I’ve seen aspirin suggested as a razor burn remedy, but acetylsalicylic acid – aspirin’s active ingredient – is actually banned in Canada for use in cosmetics, so I didn’t include that in this list.
Have you tried any other natural razor burn remedies that worked well for you? Tell us about them in the comments!
Image Credit: Razor Burn image via Shutterstock