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15 Home Remedies For Razor Burns That Help Heal The Skin Faster

Whether you are a man or woman, razor burn can happen anywhere all over the body and continue to be a troublesome skin problem overtime.

Now, the chance of a razor burn happening is more inside the house when you are using the razor all by yourself. The moment the razor burn happens, you either panic or expect mother nature to heal your skin.

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Well, when that seems to happen, meanwhile you have to opt for the right immediate razor burn remedy and continue using it over time to treat your skin right.

So, what are the easily available home ingredients that you can use on your razor burns as a remedy? Here's the right list you need to take a look at.


Application of ice heals razor burns faster. Do not try applying ice directly on the area. Take some ice, crush it, wrap it in a tissue and apply it on the razor burn skin. The coldness of the ice will react on the inflammated skin and thereafter heal it. Ice can be applied immediately once you realize there is a razor burn on your skin.

Aloe Vera

One of the common home remedies for razor burn is aloe vera. The right way to treat a razor burn with aloe vera is taking a fresh leaf from the aloe vera plant, slit slitting the leaf open and applying the fresh gel on the razor burn. This calms the instant irritation of the skin and in the long run, it heals the skin.

Cold/Hot Compress

When you treat your razor burn with ice, then it is the cold compress. To prepare a hot compress for your razor burnt skin, take lukewarm water in a bowl, soak a tissue in it, squeeze the extra water out and gently dab it on and around the razor burn area. Applying the hot or cold compress at the razor burnt area is tough but you got to control a bit.

Apple Cider Vinegar

When in plan to cure razor burn at home, do try the apple cider vinegar hack. Just dip a cotton in the apple cider vinegar and apply it on the razor burnt area. The area might become itchy and irritated as you apply the vinegar, but ultimately it will show results in sometime. Immediately after applying vinegar, do wash the area thoroughly.

Lemon Juice

The acidic nature of lemon juice heals razor burns. You have to collect the fresh lime juice in a bowl, soak cotton in the lime juice and apply it on the affected skin for up to 15 minutes. After application of the lemon juice, ensure to wash off with clean water.


If you are thinking of how to apply cucumber the on razor burn, then the method is the simplest. Just slice the cucumber into pieces and let it be on your razor burn for ten minutes every day. The cucumber treatment on the razor burn can be repeated twice or more times in a day and there is certainly no side effect.


Though direct application of honey works on razor burns, but for quicker relief, here is suggesting a mini honey pack. Just take two tablespoons of honey and mix it with one tablespoon of curd and apply it on the razor burn. You will see outstanding results in a few days.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil calms down the razor burns. The method is, mix two tablespoons of lavender essential oil with half a cup of water and using a cotton ball, apply this on the razor burn. For improved results, you can mix lavender oil with olive oil and cure your razor burn.

Baking Soda

Exactly like lavender essential oil, the method of applying baking soda on razor burn needs addition of water. In half a cup of water, add a teaspoon of baking soda and mix. Apply this on your skin burn for continuous ten minutes, twice in a day. You might not be able to apply it directly, as the skin will be sensitive, so start from around the razor burn and then gradually hit its tips.

Petroleum Jelly

One of the effortless razor burn remedies at home is applying petroleum jelly. Take a small scoop of it and apply it on the skin to see distinct results. However, do not dampen or over-clutter the petroleum jelly on your skin, as it will further deteriorate and stretch the skin treatment process.

Tea Tree Oil

One of the razor burn ailments that you can try at home is tea tree oil. Get a small bottle of tea tree oil, mix two drops of the oil with water and apply it on the razor burn. In case you try applying tea tree oil directly on the skin, it might further react. So mixing with water and applying tea tree oil on the razor burn shows best results.

Coconut Oil

There is no recipe or method of applying coconut oil on the razor burn. Just take a few drops of coconut oil and apply it on the razor burn. Apply thin coats of the coconut oil and make sure it is in a liquid form only.

Salicylic Acid

You cannot directly apply salicylic acid on your razor burn. You have to find a cream or lotion that has salicylic acid in it in a less proportion and then apply that.
Cutting it short, just crush some aspirin, mix it with water and then apply it on the razor burn. Aspirin contains salicylic acid and hence, this razor burn remedy is sure to show results. However, do not use this remedy for the intimate body parts.

Apply Lotion Containing Glycolic Acid/Beetroot Juice

Go to the nearest chemist and ask for skin lotions that have glycolic acid in them. This will treat your razor burn. The ideal way of applying glycolic acid on the razor burn is to extract the juice of a fresh beetroot, which you can apply maximum once in a day.

Hydrocortisone Cream

Hydrocortisone cream is a tried and tested razor burn remedy. It also works on skin rashes, skin irritation or outbursts. To treat your razor burn with hydrocortisone cream, you have to apply it on the affected area twice in a day. Continue using the hydrocortisone cream until the razor burn is healed completely.

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    Story first published: Monday, July 17, 2017, 17:51 [IST]
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