Shaving your face gives a well-groomed appearance. After shaving your face, razor bumps or a rash may occur. You can remove the razor bumps by applying rubbing alcohol on your face. The rubbing alcohol also acts as an antiseptic for your skin. It cleans any small cuts and prevents ingrown hairs from forming. Rubbing alcohol can be used as an alternative to aftershave, especially for people with sensitive skin.

Things You'll Need

Rinse your face with cool water.

Pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

Blot a damp washcloth over razor bumps and the areas where you shaved. Stinging may occur if you have small cuts on your face.

Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. Dab on the affected areas on your face.

Pat the skin dry again to remove any excess rubbing alcohol.


  • Shave with a sharp razor to prevent small cuts on your skin.

  • Women can also use this method of applying rubbing alcohol to prevent razor bumps and ingrown hairs.