It always happens if you’re in a rush, the blade glides across your skin in the wrong way, and you have blood spewing everywhere. What can you do in a pickle?
Shaving is part of our lives; we’re constantly trying to become the ideal hairless human from our heads to our toes. It’s not easy when you have larger areas on your body, and it can be painful when you get cut!
You try and focus, so you don’t go cutting your jugular, but shaving nicks happen; they might not be as severe, but sometimes they’re painful and won’t stop bleeding. Here are some ways to get the blood to stop oozing when you’re in a pickle.
1. Lip Balm
Usually, when you dab at the cut, you take away the clot that’s forming, which keeps bleeding through the entire car ride to work. Lip balm acts as a sealant and keeps everything inside, allowing the clot to develop naturally, and it’s going to keep it nice and clean!
Using lip balm can also make the scabs on any larger cuts look less unsightly. So the next time you get nicked, reach for the Chapstick!
While ice can be nice and cool in the summer, applying it directly to your skin can help constrict the blood vessels near your nick. This allows your clot to form faster, and you’ll be spared from ruining your favorite clothes.
As a bonus, you get a smoother shave because the ice soothes irritated skin, so if you’re someone who’s always in a rush, this can be a go-to solution!
3. Eye Drops
Eye drops are made to make your blood vessels constrict, so instead of reddened eyes, they look normal. Applying it to your shaving nick can help make the blood clot form faster and allow you to continue your day without worry.
Deodorants contain aluminum chloride, which shrinks your sweat glands and constricts your blood vessels. They work like eye drops; put some over your cut and let the blood clot while you get ready for the day.
Making an aspirin paste with crushed-up aspirin and water helps soothe any irritations. Mix the paste and apply it to your cut with a cotton ball or 1-tip to encourage healing.
After your morning tea, once your teabag has cooled down, you can apply it to your shaving nicks to help heal them. Teas are loaded with antioxidants, especially green tea, which help with healing cuts and sunburn, and other inflammatory conditions!
Dr Saadiqah Hajat