How to Get Rid of Razor Burn Fast and Effectively

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How to Get Rid of Razor Burn Fast and Effectively

Most people who wax, tweeze or shave tend to have a skin irritation known as razor burn. This condition triggers itchy and tiny inflammations, some of which can fill up with pus or cause skin discoloration. It might not be a serious problem, but I can assure you these bumps are not pretty – they can be a real nuisance.

But don’t worry if razor burns are threatening your comfort. Following thorough research, I thought to share some of the best remedies to get rid of this condition once and for all. Read on and give your skin the soft appearance again!


1. Oatmeal

The soothing effect of oatmeal makes it an ideal home remedy for getting rid of common skin irritation problems. To reduce the itchiness and discomfort caused by razor burns, use oatmeal’s anti-inflammatory properties. Here is how to go about it.

You will need…

  • Finely ground oatmeal
  • Plain yogurt
  • Some honey
  • Lukewarm water


Once you have confirmed that you have all the above ingredients, start by mixing the oatmeal and the yogurt in equal amounts. Then add some honey and thoroughly stir the mixture.

Apply the mixture on the area affected by the razor burns and then leave it for half an hour. Use the lukewarm water to rinse it off. Do this three times a day for three days to get results.

tea tree oil

2. Tea tree oil

Another home remedy that is well known for getting the job done is tea tree oil. It quickly eliminates the bacteria that promote razor burns with its antibacterial properties leaving you relieved. Here is how to prepare a tea tree oil remedy.

You will need…


Take the five drops of tea tree oil and add them to two tablespoons of water. Stir the mixture well before applying it on your skin. Now let it stay for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. If you do this at least two times a day, you will be sure to get positive results.


3. Baking soda

Old fashioned as it is, baking soda still makes up a great home remedy due to its anti-inflammatory properties. This simple home remedy is known to relieve you from the itchy feeling brought about by razor burns. Follow these instructions to get started.

You will need…

  • A tablespoon of baking powder
  • A cup of water
  • A cotton ball


First of all, mix the tablespoon of baking soda into the one cup of water. Then take the cotton ball and soak it into the mixture. Now apply the solution on your face and let it stay for 5 minutes. Afterward, you can rinse it off with water. Make sure you repeat this procedure three times a day until you get results.


4. Use cucumber

Two most important vitamins that help your skin control itchiness and pain are vitamin k and vitamin c. You will be glad to know that cucumber does not only contain this two important vitamins but that it also has anti-inflammatory elements that help your skin deal with razor burns. Here is how to go about it.

You will need…

  • Cucumber slices
  • A quarter cup of milk


Take the slices of cucumber and grind or smash them to create a puree of cucumber. Now mix the cucumber with the quarter cup of milk. Then cool the mixture in a refrigerator to let it cool for half an hour.

Now apply the mixture on the affected area and leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with water. If you repeat this treatment two times a day for about 3 days, you will be sure to get a smooth skin.

Hot Compress

5. Apply a cold compress

Sometimes, all you need to get rid of those razor burns is a simple cold compress. The soothing effect of a cold compress is a fast and easy way of reducing inflammation on your skin. This simple home remedy will go further and prevent the formation of razor bumps by reducing the redness and itchy feeling on your skin.

You will need…

  • Some ice cubes
  • A thin towel


Use the thin towel to wrap up the ice cubes. Afterward, place the towel on the part of your skin that is affected by the razor burns. If you don’t have ice cubes, you can use an alternative method where you soak the thin towel in cold water before placing it on your skin and letting it stay for some few minutes.


As a prevention, make an attempt to splash some cold water on your skin immediately after shaving.

benefits of apple cider vinegar

6. Use apple cider vinegar

The acetic acid available in apple cider vinegar goes a long way towards the prevention of common skin infections. This home remedy also had anti-inflammatory properties that quickly act on razor burns to reduce their burning or itchy feel.

You will need…

  • A cotton ball
  • Apple cider vinegar


Start by dipping the cotton ball into the apple cider vinegar. Then apply the soaked cotton ball on the affected part of your skin allowing it to dry for some time before washing it off. If you have a sensitive skin, it would be better to dilute the apple cider vinegar with some water.

Do this three times a day and on a daily basis until you get rid of the razor burns.


At this point, you already realize that razor burns are nothing to worry about. With these simple home remedies, you can take back control of your skin especially after a clean shave. If you liked this article, feel free to share the information with friends and those that would find it helpful. Also, leave a comment to let us have your feedback if you end up trying out any of the above remedies.

Mandy Wang

Mandy Wang is a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor in China. She always loves to share useful methods to help people who are suffering from a different disease. In addition, She is also good at cooking different Chinese food. You can find all her recipes on her website



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