Even a minor shaving cut can leave a complicated problem, especially when it is located around your sensitive lips and won’t stop bleeding. Minor cuts from shaving are usually harmless and less painful, as long as your razor is kept clean and shine. It is very rare that infection is caused from this kind of cuts. Usually, people find out that the cut heals itself pretty fast without further complications. Some simple remedies are also well-known for treating the wounded areas from shaving on your face and legs. However, some shaving cuts might be located in the area where clotting is really slow. Lips is one of the perfect example. Cuts around lips are complicated, not only that those tend to leave permanent scars, but also the fact that those clot very slow.
Why my face bleeds severely from a shaving cut?
Accidentally cut your face while shaving might leave you in despair, because any cuts on facial skin tend to stop bleeding slower than those in other body parts. In most cases, shaving cut on the face causes severe bleeding. This is caused by the fact that human face contains numerous blood vessels underneath the skin, which can be stroke and broken easily when cut. It is also obvious that facial skin is more sensitive than some other locations, so that minor nicks while shaving will likely cause it to tear and bleed. When you are shaving with a bad razor—too sharp, too dull, in a bad shape, the nicks it causes might be traumatic to your facial skin and thus, causes severe bleeding. In addition, lips and mouth area are the most sensitive areas of one’s face in that a little trauma might cause injury and a little injury will lead to a permanent scar. Hence, you might want to consider some things regarding stopping the bleeding on your lip from shaving, so that it won’t leave any permanent scars further.
How to stop bleeding on lip from shaving
Injuries are caused by trauma to the skin which causes the blood vessels to tear and bleed. Bleeding itself is in fact included to the wound healing phases. This is a phase when your body is cleansing the torn skin from strange objects by flowing some blood into the affected area. This flowing blood will eventually clot and let the entire wound to heal. However, some locations in our body skin are too sensitive that even minor cuts may tear the blood vessels badly and cause severe bleeding. When you experience this kind of cut on your sensitive facial area such as lips, you might want to consider doing these things:
- Put a pressure onto the cut. This will help the affected blood vessels to close off and eventually inhibit the blood flow. This will stop the bleeding eventually. Toilet paper is known very well for this purpose. People used to use it to put the pressure and absorb the excessive blood while our skin experience bleeding. What to do is only tearing toilet paper into small pieces covering your cut entirely. Put the small piece of toilet paper onto the wound and wait until the blood clots.
- Apply some plain lip balm onto the cut. As this cut happens on the face, you must remember to only apply some remedies or ingredients which will not affect the sensitivity of your facial skin. Lip balm, therefore, is one of those to be considered. You can also apply Vaseline, which has more or less similar ingredient with lip balm. This will help the cut to close off and reduce the inflammation.
- Apply an ice cube onto the cut. This will help the blood vessels to constrict. Ice cubes are natural remedy which will not give any negative issues to the facial or labial skin. Washing your face with cold water and mild soap also help stopping the bleeding and inhibiting further infection.
- Put some drops of Listerine onto a cotton ball and dab it onto the cut to stop the wound from bleeding. Listerine acts as an astringent which functions as natural antiseptic. This will cause the tissues to constrict and thus, inhibiting blood from flowing. Other than Listerine, eye reliever which is useful for getting rid of eye redness can also be used. This will also slow down the bleeding by shrinking the tissues. Eye drop substances are mild and safe to be applied onto the sensitive labial skin.