How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps Using Aloe Vera?

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Shaved skin has a smooth and soft feeling but using razors to get this results in the appearance of red bumps. They not only have an ugly appearance but also lead to permanent skin damage when not treated on time. Experiencing pain, itching, skin darkening, the occurrence of pustules and papules are some of its symptoms. To get rid of this, aloe vera forms one of the best remedies. Let us see how it works in the next section.

Why is Aloe Vera Effective for Razor Bumps?

Aloe vera is known for its moisturizing characteristics. Besides this, it also has a soothing effect, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties by which the itchiness, redness, and inflammation of the razor bumps can be reduced.

Method of Using:

  • Take fresh aloe vera gel from the plant and apply it to the razor bumps.
  • Let it sit for 30 min till it dries. This can be repeated a few times every day for visible benefits.

Precautions:

  • Make sure to avoid rubbing or massaging the affected area with aloe vera gel as this can cause it to worsen. It has to be applied gently.

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Are There Any Side Effects of Using Aloe Vera for Razor Bumps?

No, aloe vera gel doesn’t cause any harmful effect on the skin but those having very sensitive skin or severe skin issues should better consult a dermatologist before applying anything on the affected areas.

Aloe vera gel offers a natural and cheapest way of dealing with razor bumps, but you can try taking precautions like using sharp razors, and right shaving gel, shaving in the direction of hair growth can reduce such instances completely. Still, if these appear, try applying the gel two to three times a day for experiencing relief from the skin irritation. Practicing it consistently can only show positive results and can take some time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q. Do we need to mix anything with the aloe vera gel while applying on razor bumps?
Ans: It is not mandatory but you can add 1-2 tea tree oil drops as it adds to the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics of the aloe vera gel. This oil must never be used on the skin directly.

Q. Can we use commercially available aloe vera gel?
Ans: Yes, you can use a good brand for this and it is better for people having sensitive skin.

Q. When is it important to check with a doctor when you are having razor bumps?
Ans: When then the razor bumps do not get cured by aloe vera gel but continue to create discomfort and rashes remain for weeks, with signs of infection, such as pus, then it is important to immediately visit a doctor.

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References:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/razor-bumps
  2. https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/remedies-relieve-razor-burn

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.