Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Natural Tips to Remove Razor Bumps Quickly

No one likes razor bumps or the blemishes they leave behind. In some cases they're just a hair away from being flat out disgusting. Whether you're male or female, this post is for you, if the tiny hairs on your chinny chin chin are becoming the bain of your existence. Best of all, many of these recommendations take 10 minutes or less; ummm... just don't use these suggestions all at once:

Antioxidants: razor bumps and the scars they leave behind can cause your skin to look aged prematurely. If you're fighting scars and/or razor bumps; save your tea bags and/or coffee filters for your skin. The tannins – a group of chemical compounds most dominant in black tea creating the color, bitterness and antioxidants – in tea help to tighten skin, reduce inflammation and blemish marks. Steep a tea bag in hot water for 2-3 minutes, and then apply to the skin up to 5-minutes. Repeat this process 2-3 times per week, in the morning and just before bed. If you'd prefer to use used coffee grinds, apply them to the skin at a warm temperature for 5-minutes or less for similar results. You also can place used coffee grinds in a cheesecloth, filter or reusable tea bag.

 Clay Mask: apply a gentle face mask that will nourish skin while drawing out toxins. Your best bet is to use a mineral-rich clay mask, try red or French green clay. Take about a quarter size amount of clay and mix with about a tablespoon of water until it forms a paste-like texture. Rub on skin, then rinse off when clay becomes semi-dry. Avoid mixing clay with metal objects, as doing so will deactivate the mineral properties that draw out toxins.

Oil Cleansing: I've found most luck with black seed oil (NOTE: my skin type is normal-to-dry). However, use the oil that best suits your skin type like: coconut oil, extra virgin cold pressed olive oil or castor oil. It is important to use the right oil for your skin type. Keep in mind, both castor and coconut oil are drier oils and may work better for oily skin types; while olive oil may be a better choice for drier skin types. Pour about a nickel size amount of oil in your hand and massage into your dry face. Wet a face towel with hot steamy water, and then wring out excess water. Once the face towel reaches a tolerable temperature for you (not too hot, but it should remain steamy), gently rub the oil off with your towel, allowing the steam to purge the impurities from your skin. This should leave your skin feeling invigorated and refreshed.

Detox: When it comes to your skin, whole (real) foods will be your best allies, as it helps nourish skin from the inside out. If you're prone to razor bumps oozing puss, not only is it best to keep the area clean, but also beginning a detox regimen may be useful. Start small with a one-day or three-day detox and work your way up to longer duration (go at the pace of your body), plan according to your body type and set of needs. For instance, if you need to eat every two hours, tailor your detox accordingly by incorporating nutrient rich foods or smoothies. The more prepared you are, the more successful you'll cleanse. Consult a natural health practitioner for additional guidance.

Clean Razors: use sharp and clean razors for every use. Dull razors are less precise, causing the need to re-shave the same area, weakening the skin and making it more prone to scrapes, marks, bumps and ingrown hairs. Old unclean razors contain bacteria, which transfers to your skin becoming a catalyst for razor bumps.

Cleanse Immediately Afterwards: In the event you've knicked your skin, dab either alcohol or witch hazel on the area to keep it clean. In fact this may be a good rule of thumb whether you've scraped your skin or not.

Moisturize Your Skin: The next course of action would be to keep the skin moisturized. Keep skin lubricated to prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps. This isn't a fail-proof tip, but helpful nonetheless.

Using the above tips would be helpful, if you're determined to take the shaving route. However there are other natural alternatives, offering less pain than waxing, longer-lasting results and no razor bump after effect: Click Here to read on...


  1. COCONUT OIL is the best thing

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