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5 Simple & Effective Home Remedies To Make Razor Burn Less Painful & Easy To Deal With



Unless you were professionally trained by a barber, there are a few mistakes that all guys make while shaving at some point of time or the other. Not foaming up properly, using a slightly old blade, not preparing your skin for a close shave - the list goes on. 

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As a result, it should be safe to assume that at some point, men do get razor burns. Now, if youâre lucky, the razor burn will be a minor one and will heal in a couple of days, and wonât really affect you that much. However, there are some chances that you may have bruised yourself a little too much and have a razor burn that is unforgiving.

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Chances of this happening grows exponentially when youâre after the closest of all shaves, and skin that is as smooth as that of an infant. 

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Here are some super easy and highly effective home remedies to help you deal with a nasty razor burn, and alleviate the constant irritation and pain. Furthermore, these remedies also help you out by speeding up the healing process.

Applying Aloe Vera Gels

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Aloe vera gels are actually the best to treat your razor burns. Not only do they soothe the irritation that ensues after getting bruised, aloe vera gel also goes a long way to help it heal. Furthermore, aloe vera has a number of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, meaning if your bruises are somewhat deep, they will keep it disinfected. On top of that, aloe vera helps your skin in staying hydrated and nourished, for really long.

Massaging With Ice Cubes

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Although this does nothing in the healing process, massaging the affected area with ice cubes is the easiest way to alleviate the pain and irritation that comes with razor burns. Plus, it cools the bruised area down, and allows all your other remedies to work their magic. Just ensure that you wipe the water away frequently, using a soft towel. You donât want the bruised part of your skin to stay wet for long.

Applying Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil truly is a godsend. No matter what the problem with your upper skin is, rashes, scars, irritation, applying some coconut oil always helps. For razor burns, coconut oil may not do much to alleviate the pain. However, they go a long way in speeding up the healing process. Plus, they also go a long way to act as an antiseptic, keeping the afflicted area free from germs. Furthermore, massaging your skin with coconut oil also softens up the skin and keeps it hydrated.

Applying Cool Tea Bags

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Tea leaves have a ton of nutrients and antioxidants that help treating all sorts of skin irritation, razor burns included. Plus, certain tea leaves also have some anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that should help your skin with the healing process. Keep a few freshly used tea bags (not more than 2-3 days old) in your refrigerator. To apply, just wet the tea bags using some tap water and let it rest on the burnt area, for about 10 mins. Wipe with a soft towel once youâre done. Repeat this process for a few days, and watch your razor burn heal quickly. 

Applying Petroleum Jelly

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Like most of the elements in this list, petroleum jelly works really well when it comes to skin irritation. Just apply a thin layer of the jelly on the affected area and let it rest. Wash it off after 10 mins if you want to, although, you can also leave it overnight. Not only does petroleum jelly helps in reducing the burning sensation to a great extent, it works wonderfully in protecting against any kind of infection. 

These home remedies work really well for most skin issues that cause irritation. They work as a as a regular, basic skincare routine as well. However, if for some reason the razor burn persists, or none of these remedies seem to bring any relief, we would suggest visiting a dermatologist, as soon as possible.

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