How to Stop the Bleeding From a Shaving Nick

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Skip the bloody toilet paper and stop the bleeding past.
Skip the bloody toilet paper and stop the bleeding past. (Image: Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Once again, you are shaving your legs or face, when you feel that darned burning sensation. You need to stop the bleeding in a hurry so you can get on with your day. You can apply pressure and wait it out, but a handful of home remedies may be more effective.

Things You'll Need

  • Ice cube
  • Styptic pencil
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Bandage
  • Witch hazel

Press an ice cube on the nick for two minutes. Press firmly and use a towel to hold the ice in place. Dab an antibiotic ointment on the nick.

Apply a small bandage to the nick, unless it is on your face. If the nick is on your face, apply a bit of witch hazel with a tissue, using firm pressure.

Keep a styptic pencil on-hand for shaving nicks. When the styptic pencil is applied, it does not sting, irritate or cause stains on clothing. It can stop the bleeding quickly.

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