As men, we have been introduced to shaving at some point in our lives. Aside from small cuts and a little bleeding, the most common issue we have while shaving is razor burn.
Even when someone does their best to prevent it, sometimes razor burn is inevitable. Some people are more prone to getting it, for example a person with sensitive skin, dry skin or sunburns may find that they are more susceptible to razor burn than someone who has very smooth, and well-hydrated skin.
Also, people with thick hair, or curly hair could develop this issue fairly easily. This being said, it is important to learn how to get rid of razor burn and get your skin back to normal as quickly as possible.
If you are looking for an all-natural way to get rid of razor burn, let’s look at a few options we have available to us:
Option 1: Aspirin & Water
- Step 1 – Dissolve 2 aspirin in some warm water. Make it into a paste.
- Step 2 – Rub the aspirin paste on the site of razor burned skin.
Option 2: Strawberries & Sour Cream
- Step 1 – Blend 2 strawberries.
- Step 2 – Add 1 tablespoon of Sour Cream
- Step 3 – Mix well, and apply to razor burn
Option 3: Avocado
- Step 1 – Mash Avocados into a paste
- Step 2 – Apply avocado to razor burn to cool and moisturize your skin.
All 3 of these natural options will work great to sooth razor burn, but we don’t want to forget the time-tested skin soothing power of Aloe Vera. Fresh cut Aloe Vera will soothe and clear up razor burn, as will eucalyptus salve. Many people already have these natural remedies in their homes, so you may be able to ease the discomfort within minutes.
Over The Counter Option
If you are looking for more of an over the counter way to treat your razor burn, you can try benzoyl peroxide. You want to use benzoyl peroxide if you have a mild case, however if your burn is more serious, you may want to try a topical steroid cream or cortisone cream. If you want to use a topical steroid, you will need to get a prescription from your doctor.
There are many ways of soothing razor burned skin, but the best thing you can do is to try to prevent it. Drink plenty of water daily to help keep your skin well hydrated, keep your skin moisturized before, during and after shaving, and be sure to use fresh, sharp blades or an electric shaver to avoid chaffing your skin. Above all, never shave dry skin, as this is the number 1 cause of razor burn while shaving. I hope these tips help you avoid razor burn, but if you do get razor burn, I hope you will try some of these tips to help soothe and heal your skin quickly