The ingrown hairs are commonly known as razor bumps, in the ingrown hairs the hair gets curdled back to the inner surface of the skin instead of growing above the surface. The ingrown hair produces a red bump that looks like a pimple sometimes. These razor bumps causes swellings, inflammation, pain and irritation in the area. Though it’s not a serious issue its definitely going to be an irritating issue and here are some effective remedies for razor bumps.
Baking soda has been a good remedy for all kinds of skin ailments and it also serves as a remedy for the razor bumps too. Its acts as a natural exfoliate and reduce the inflammation and the redness. Make some concentrate solution with baking soda and water. Utilising a cotton ball and apply it over the razor bumps and leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash off your face with lukewarm water.
Oatmeal is one of the effective home remedies for ingrown hairs and it will aid you in warding off them. Mix equal amounts of grounded oatmeal, yoghurt and honey. Apply this face pack on your face for about half an hour and then wash off your face with cold water. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of the oatmeal acts skin smoothing agent, which makes your skin smoother.
Apart from moisturising the honey also acts as a very good treatment for razor bumps. Apply a direct layer of honey on the affected parts and let it sit for about 15 minutes and then wash off the honey with some plain cold water. Make use of the paper towels to removes the excessive honey that remains in your face. Repeat the remedy for about 2-3 times in day for best results.
Mix some cornstarch in water and apply the paste on the affected area. The cornstarch posses the same properties as of the baking soda and thereby it reduces the inflammation and swelling caused by the ingrown hair. Hence the cornstarch and baking soda acts as the best home remedies for ingrown hair.
Be cautious if you have sensitive skin since the remedy will not work out for sensitive skin. Apply some lemon juice on the affected parts and let it dry. Wash off your face or the affected areas with lukewarm water later on.