The skin is our body's biggest organ, and when we don't take care of it properly, it can develop some adverse effects. Red bumps, usually caused by ingrown hairs, are nasty and annoying little skin problems that can be caused for a multitude of reasons, but thankfully CAN be cured. This DIY red bump cream will not only get rid of those red bumps from ingrown hairs, but will also prevent them from coming back again!
DIY Red Bump Cream
Before going further into the DIY red bump cream recipe, let's take a look at what exactly red bumps are and how they are formed.
One of the most common reasons for red bumps are ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are basically little hairs that get stuck within the skin by way of curling into the skin. Once this happens, the hair is trapped, and it causes an infection. This infection in turn causes those unsightly red bumps you see.
If not treated, these ingrown hairs can become quite serious! Causes of ingrown hairs can range from having coarse hair, wearing clothing that is too tight, not exfoliating on a regular basis, or using an old razor.
Why The Cream Works:
The ingredients in the DIY red bump cream, which mainly consist of essential oils, are all anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory (to name a few) to treat and prevent red bumps and ingrown hairs.
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 7 drops German chamomile oil
- 20 drops lavender oil
- 5 drops lemongrass essential oil
- In a double boiler or in the microwave, gently melt the coconut oil.
- Once melted, let it partially set.
- Then, mix in the aloe vera and the essential oils.
- Place mixture in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and beat the mixture with a hand mixer until it becomes light a fluffy.
- Store in a clean, airtight glass container for 15-20 days.
Using the DIY Red Bump Cream:
After shaving or waxing, apply the cream to clean and dry skin.
Do this twice a day.
Exfoliate every other day to help speed up the process.
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