When you’ve executed too much pressure while shaving the chest or suffered one too many nicks and scrapes – a rash of razor bumps may soon appear shortly after. The redness and irritation can become a rather bothersome reminder of your less-than-perfect shaving methods. There’s no time to cry over spilled milk – simply look over some of the convenient remedies that are found within your home and do not require a prescription from a doctor.
The powdered form of alum – a natural mineral linked to ancient Egyptian natural remedies – can prevent bleeding associated with small shaving cuts. When alum is found in a block form (often potassium alum), it can serve as an effective aftershave – best rubbed over a wet chest to ease razor bump irritation.
Tea Tree Oil Extract:
Tea tree oil is extracted from a tree native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia and possesses a scent much similar to camphor. The oil offers the benefit of fighting bacteria and combating infection, which can come in handy when battling razor bumps after shaving.
Grow an Aloe Vera Plant:
The gel contained in the native Northern African plant called aloe vera has the power to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation associated with razor bumps. Growing the plant in your home can become rather useful. Simply cut off a leaf from the plant, making sure to open it wide. Squeeze out the gel and apply to irritated skin. Allow the gel to dry.
Use a Toothbrush:
When an ingrown hair is the culprit behind your razor bump issues, use a toothbrush with short bristles to extricate disobedient hairs. It is recommended to follow a gentle, circular motion as a way to massage the affected area.
Use a Badger Hair Brush:
To treat razor bumps on the chest that have developed after the formation of ingrown hairs, consider stroking affected areas with a shaving brush made with badger hair, which produces a decent lather that softens and lifts hair.
Add foods to your diet that contain a decent amount of Vitamin C and you can better prepare your immune system to fight the “foreign body” reaction that takes place in regards to the formation of razor bumps. If you want your skin to heal faster – consider the following foods: broccoli, guava, elderberries, persimmons, kiwis, and strawberries.
Strawberries and Sour Cream:
A mixture of mashed strawberries and a spoonful of sour cream create a decent after-shave lotion known to ease the irritation associated with razor bumps. Apply to the skin and allow the mixture to sit for ten minutes.
Take two uncoated aspirins and place in a cup of warm water. Allow the aspirin to dissolve before applying the runny paste-like mixture onto your irritated skin. The paste should remain for five minutes and then washed off using warm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
To treat razor bumps using a remedy typically found in the home, consider the properties of apple cider vinegar, which has proven beneficial for individuals trying to alleviate irritation and infection.