Razor burns often occur when you are shaving and the skin gets irritated, but hopefully, some of these five best razor burn home remedies will help you out. If the beard is not softened enough before you shave or you go against the grain, hold the blade wrong, or shave too closely, razor burns can happen. They can be very painful and take time to heal.
- Good old apple cider vinegar. What isn’t apple cider vinegar good for? It’s good for sunburn, so why not a razor burn? Dabbing some apple cider vinegar with a cotton ball can help to soothe the area.
- What about a paste made with aspirin? Aspirin is an astringent and it works on pimples and lots of other things. Will it work on razor burn? It sure will. Make a paste and put it on your razor burn, leave it on for a little while, and then rinse it off with water that is not too warm. That burning feeling will be gone. Make sure the aspirin is not enteric coated.
- How about strawberries and cream? Sounds good enough to eat, but actually mixing two strawberries and a teaspoon of sour cream into a paste will help with that razor burn. Put it on after you shave for ten minutes and then rinse it off. Putting this paste on a couple of times during the week can help keep your face free from future razor burns.
- Lavender essential oil, avocado, jojoba? Sounds almost good enough to eat, too, but they can really help to keep you from getting a razor burn in the first place. Put some of the lavender essential oil on a nice, hot washcloth and pat your face with it. Repeat this a few times. To keep something between your face and the razor blade, put a thin layer of either jojoba oil or avocado oil on the shaving area to stop the skin from getting inflamed. Be sure to go with the grain of your beard as you shave.
- Homemade after-shave lotion just might do the trick. You can make a soothing after-shave lotion at home. The ingredients you will need are dried comfrey leaves and dried calendula flower (which can be found at a natural foods store), witch hazel extract, rose water, vegetable glycerin, lavender and sandalwood essential oils. This mixture will last for at least six months so you only have to do this a couple of times a year. Here’s how you make it: Take a tablespoon of both the dried comfrey leaves and dried calendula flowers and mix them in a half a cup of witch hazel extract. Leave them for two weeks. After two weeks, strain the mixture and take one quarter of a cup of it and add it to one quarter of a cup of rose water and mix. Add in one-quarter of a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, and five drops each of both sandalwood and lavender essential oils. Shake it up. Put your mixture where it won’t get hot and be sure to give it a good shake each time you use it.