The most common way to get rid of razor burn is to apply salicylic acid to the infected area. Dab an acne cream made with salicylic acid onto the infected area, and let it sit for 15 minutes or until it is dry. After the area is dry, wash it off, and dab the infected area dry with a towel.
- Buy acne cream made with salicylic acid
Medicated creams that contain salicylic acid shrink pimples, remove dead skin and kill bacteria. If a hair follicle has bacteria, it becomes inflamed and turns red.
- Apply the acne cream to the infected area
Put a dime-size amount of cream on your finger, and dab the infected area with it. Acne cream is for external use only, so keep it away from open sores.
- Wash the cream off after it dries
After the cream dries, wash it off well. Do not rub or scrub the area with a towel. Dab it dry to prevent more irritation.
- Prevent razor burn by using a sharp razor blade
The best way to prevent razor burn is to change the razor blade when it is dull. Soften the area to be shaved by dousing the area with warm water, and using shaving cream or gel.