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How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps at Home

By Administrator | 19 February 2013

How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps at Home

Stop shaving immediately when razor bumps are observed on the skin. Allow at least two to three days for the bumps to heal before you use a razor again. Shaving over razor bumps and ingrown hairs will only irritate the skin further and may spread infection.

Wash the affected area with an over-the-counter face wash containing benzoyl peroxide. Rinse with warm water and dry the area thoroughly. The antibacterial properties in these products will prevent infection and promote faster healing of the razor bumps.

Add 2 cups of Epsom salts to a tub full of water and soak for 10 to 15 minutes if the razor bumps are on the body. For razor bumps on the face, add 1-1/2 tsp. of table salt to 1 cup of warm water and apply it to the affected area with a clean cotton ball. Salt helps clean the area and draw out ingrown hairs, which speeds the healing of razor bumps.

Moisten a washcloth with hot water, ring out any excess and apply it as a compress to the affected area. This treatment is especially effective for razor bumps on the face or around the bikini line. Leave the compress in place until it begins to cool, and then moisten it again with hot water. Continue up to 30 minutes per day until the razor bumps are gone.

Apply an aspirin mask to get rid of razor bumps at home. Combine 1 tsp. honey, 1/2 tsp. water and 3 uncoated, crushed aspirin tablets in a small bowl. Add more water if necessary to create a paste-like consistency. Apply the mask to the affected area and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse clean with warm water. Repeat daily until the razor bumps disappear.

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