As women, we know the frustration, time and pain that comes along with shaving and waxing. It is a constant upkeep battle that comes with monthly visits to the salon, ever-changing razors, hot wax, and unfortunately razor bump folliculitis. In fact, when we chose to shave or wax our lady bits, we are choosing to rip out our hair follicles from the roots and when they grow back, they become embedded in the skin which leads to an infected hair follicle. Ouch! If you are like me and have been experiencing folliculitis, then I have some extremely helpful tips to help you relieve the pain and irritation at home.
5 Home Remedies You Need
1. Warm Compress
The use of a warm compress will help the pain, swelling and irritation you are currently experiencing.
Use a new clean cloth each time and follow these steps below two or three times a day.
- Boil 2 or 3 cups of water.
- Then let it stand until it reaches room temperature.
- Add in 1 tsp of salt and stir.
- Soak the cloth in the solution and then ring out excess water.
- Gently press to the affected area.
2. Antibacterial Soap Wash
Ensuring that the affected area is clean daily is a wonderful way to help speed up the healing process and prevent folliculitis from spreading.
You will use a clean cloth (each time) warm water and an antibacterial soap at least two times daily. Once done cleaning, gently pat the area dry with a clean cloth.
3. Aloe Vera or Apple Cider Vinegar
These two methods can offer double protection and healing measures. Aloe Vera is a wonder plant that gives you a soothing sensation and helps the skin heal faster.
Please use only pure Aloe Vera with no perfumes or additives and only after you have cleaned the affected area.