Generally speaking, razor burns is an irritating sensation that you feel on your skin’s surface after hair removal. It can happen immediately after shaving or it may not show up for a couple of days. There are many different reasons why you can develop razor burn on legs. It could be a dull razor, not using the right shaving cream; skin is sensitive to the shaving cream used, and more.
Remedies of Razor Burn on Legs
- Yogurt and honey
Make a mixture of one half teaspoon of pure honey with a tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply gently to your legs and keep on for fifteen to twenty minutes. Using lukewarm water rinse it off and then pat it dry with a soft towel.
- Apple cider vinegar
The reason that you use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar because it helps to kill all the bacteria that can aggravate the problem and it also helps to soothe the irritation. Soak a soft piece of cotton cloth or clean cotton ball in the vinegar and generously apply it over the areas on the legs that have razor burn. Your skin absorbs the vinegar so there is no reason to rinse it off.
- Oatmeal powder
Before taking a warm bath add a cup of oatmeal powder and soak for fifteen to twenty minutes. The water should not be hot, just warm. After you finish apply a good moisturizer on the razor burn on legs
- Ice pack
For instant relief apply ice. Put some ice in a plastic bag, wrap in a washcloth, and put it on the razor burn on legs for fifteen minutes. If it a large area you can gently rub it up and down the area. You can do this several times a day if needed but for no longer than fifteen minutes at a time.
- Aspirin tablets
Crush two uncoated aspirin tablets with a knife and mix with water. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply to the razor burns. Wait for ten minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Gently pat dry.
- Black tea
Moisten a tea bag in a cup of warm water and cool for five to ten minutes. Rub the tea bag of your legs for a few minutes. You can do this several times a day as needed.
Slice a cucumber, put the slices in the refrigerator for thirty minutes, and then rub the cool slices on the razor burn on legs for ten minutes at a time. You can repeat until your skin heals.
- Moisturize your legs properly before shaving
- Use a sharp razor
- Move the razor in the direction of hair growth
- Shave your legs at night
- Use the right shaving gel, but not bar soap
- Do not shave your legs when you first get in the shower. Wait about 5 minutes so the hair will soften and the follicles will open up.
- Once you are done shaving rinse the area with cold water to help prevent razor burn