8 natural ways to treat uncomfortable razor burn (#3 is odd, but effective)

Bikini season is here and unsightly and uncomfortable razor burn simply will not do. Not only is razor burn something you don't want to see, it can hurt and even cause infection. For those of you fortunate enough to not know what razor burn is, WebMD indicates that it is an ingrown hair that results from shaving.
When the hair is shaved down and it curls back into the body, this causes ingrown hairs. The ingrown hairs can become irritated which leads to pimples and agitated skin. Razor burn is not something anybody wants to deal with. Lucky for you, there are natural remedies that can treat it. 
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1. Baking Soda
According to Top 10 Home Remedies, baking soda can be used to relieve itching and redness of irritated skin. It's anti-inflammatory properties can also reduce swelling. To use, mix water and baking soda and apply to skin with a cotton ball. 
2. Cucumbers
Vitamins C and K found in cucumbers promote quicker healing for razor burn. Natural Remedy Ideas says that the vegetable works to calm irritated skin and soothe inflammation. Rub a piece of slice cucumber on the razor burn for 10 minutes or more to help treat the skin. 
3. Strawberry Paste
Strawberries can be used to not only hydrate the skin, but also has soothing properties that help reduce pain and swelling. According to Natural Remedy Ideas, make the paste by smashing a few strawberries and mixing with an acrid cream. Apply directly to the bumps. 
4. Witch Hazel
Natural Remedy Ideas indicates that witch hazel is a good option for treating razor burn. It has cooling properties that help reduce pain and swelling. To use, apply a small amount to the small bumps on your skin. 
5. Cold Compresses
Cold compresses work to reduce swelling and provide relief to damaged skin. Simply hold the cold compress to the impacted area for a few moments. 
6. Honey
Top 10 Home Remedies suggests using honey to help with painful ingrown hairs. Honey has antibacterial properties that not only soothe bumps, but can also protect the skin from further infection. Slather a bit on the skin and allow it to set for 15 minutes before wiping away. 
7. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been used for ages as a way to soothe problematic skin problems. The gel has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and stop burning. To use, simply apply the gel directly to the razor burn. 
8. Black Tea 
According to Top 10 Home Remedies, tannic acid found in black tea can help reduce redness and swelling associated with razor burn. Press a wet tea bag directly to the the troubled area for 10 minutes. 
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Don't be irritated by razor burns for another day--use these natural remedies. Share with your friends. 
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