If you typically see red bumps on your legs after shaving or using an epilating system or you just hate that your skin cracks during cold weather, you can find a number of remedies that are proven to help. Whether you have bumps on your skin due to shaving or you have keratosis pilaris, there are remedies that will work and some of them can be made with ingredients that you have in your kitchen cabinets.
Whatever the skin problem you are experiencing, we bet that there is a great remedy for it in this collection.
Strawberry After Shave Paste
If you notice red irritating bumps after shaving, you can make a great paste from a few mashed strawberries with just enough sour cream to mix into a relatively thick consistency. You just slather this on the area that is irritated, leave it for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse clear with warm water. This is a great DIY remedy for red bumps and dry skin after shaving, and it smells great too.
Ammonium Lactate Lotion
This one isn’t specifically a homemade remedy, but people swear by 12% Ammonium Lactate lotion for things like bumps after epilating, razor burn and even keratosis pilaris. Keratosis pilaris is tiny bumps that appear for no reason. You may notice them on your upper arms. This lotion is practically guaranteed to get rid of them and it works great on extremely dry skin, too. It’s a really inexpensive way to clear up those skin problems for good.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is great for so many things and can really help to clear up bumps that come along with waxing or shaving. You just have to rub some oil on the affected areas and it will help to moisturize the skin and clear those bumps away. If you have a favorite lotion, you can just add a few drops to that or just rub it on by itself after you have finished your hair removal method of choice.
Baby powder actually has many different uses and one of them is to clear up rashes or dry skin. Originally, it was used to keep away diaper rash on babies so it works great to keep away razor or waxing rashes as well. Just sprinkle baby powder on your legs or wherever you plan to shave about 10 minutes before shaving. This is a great remedy for ingrown hairs when you use it before shaving.
Coconut oil (the pure stuff) is great for a number of skin ailments. You can make a lotion from it and use it to clear up razor burn and many people swear by it for clearing up keratosis pilaris. You just have to rub it onto the skin and let it soak in. It smells absolutely heavenly and does a great job at helping to clear up eczema, dry skin and a number of other skin conditions.
Witch hazel is another cure-all that is great for skin problems. It has cooling properties that are great for dry skin or hair removal bumps. You just have to slather it on the skin and some people prefer to follow up with a rich and thick moisturizer to really expedite the healing properties of the witch hazel.
Ok, so there are loads of things in your kitchen that you can use for razor bumps and other skin problems. Olive oil has great moisturizing properties. Apple cider vinegar is a great razor burn treatment when mixed with a little water and you can apply plain yogurt to any bumps or keratosis issues. Just rub yogurt into the area about 20 minutes before you bathe and then wash it away in the bath.
Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
A great recipe for using coconut contains sugar for an effective scrub. If you have keratosis pilaris or you tend to get razor or waxing bumps after hair removal, this great scrub will help to soothe the skin and it smells amazing. You just have to mix 2 tablespoons of regular sugar with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of raw honey. Leave it on for a few minutes before getting into the shower and then just wash away.