When you have mildly invasive procedures such as tattooing, microneedling, waxing, permanent makeup, laser hair removal, and so on, there is one thing you cannot deny about them. These procedures are painful even though they are mildly invasive. You still have the practitioner poke needles into you, and your nerves will respond by sending pain signals to your brain, which is why you will feel nothing but pain. They can also be quite unbearable. That is why there is numbing cream to block the receptors in the nerves from sending the pain signals to your brain. That is why you will not feel much pain or any pain at all when you have the procedure.
There are plenty of numbing creams that contain topical anesthetics such as lidocaine that your doctor or dermatologist can prescribe. You can also get them over-the-counter. However, some people are not keen on using numbing creams that contain lidocaine or other topical anesthetics. That is why some people would rather endure the pain during the procedures instead of taking a numbing cream.
Why Would Some People Not Want To Take Numbing Cream?
Some people are hesitant to take numbing creams because they do not know the effects of lidocaine, prilocaine, or any other local anesthetic ingredients that come in numbing creams. Even though these ingredients are safe for most people and are even safe to use topically during pregnancy and nursing, since the anesthetic does not enter the placenta or breastmilk, there is still a lot of hesitancy around it. Additionally, some people cannot take these numbing creams because they can pose risks to certain conditions. And some people may be allergic to the ingredients in numbing cream. Those are the reasons that many people prefer not to use them or cannot use them.
Another common reason that some people don’t want to use numbing creams is that they are expensive. Therefore, if someone waxes regularity, they will forgo the creams because their cost will burn holes in their wallets or pockets. They also would not opt for inexpensive creams because that may mean that the quality is lacking.
Yet, that does not stop these people from getting these painful procedures. They are aware of the pain levels, but at the same time, they convince themselves to get through it anyway. However, do they need to suffer like that? Absolutely not. That is why there is an option to make your own numbing cream by using Aloe Vera. Does that sound challenging to do? It is not, but you will need to follow the instructions.
Make Numbing Cream With Aloe Vera And Vitamins C And E
You will need scissors, a measuring cup, a knife, a chopping board, a fork, a tablespoon, a blender, and a container. You will also need your vitamins and Aloe Vera to make this numbing cream.
You’ll make numbing cream by using Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. First, you need to buy a large Aloe Vera leaf and then water it to clean and wash it. The next step is to cut the leaf into equal sections, extract the juice from the leaf, and put it into a measuring cup. You will want to stop removing the juice once it fills up one-quarter of a cup, and then you will begin to mix your vitamins. For example, take one 400 IU Vitamin E capsule, put it in the cup, take a 500 mg Vitamin C tablet, and mix it with the Aloe Vera juice. Next, place the mixture into the blender and blend until the pieces of the vitamins are very small.
The next step is to keep stirring it well so that no chunks and clumps are there. Once you have a smooth cream, you have your numbing cream, which will work just as well as the one your doctor prescribes or that you get over-the-counter. There is another method to make DIY numbing cream which also uses Aloe Vera.
Make Numbing Cream With Aloe Vera And Red Chili Peppers
If you want to make a more potent numbing cream that consists of red chili peppers, and Aloe Vera, then this DIY numbing cream idea is perfect for you. First, you can buy a large Aloe Vera leaf and wash it well with water. Next, extract the juice from the leaf and then put it into a container. Next, cut one ounce of the red chili peppers and mix it with the Aloe Vera juice in the container and keep mixing until you see there is pink in the juice. Of course, you can always use more chili peppers if you don’t think that one ounce of them will be enough to numb the area.
Why do these DIY numbing cream ideas involve Aloe Vera? That is because that is the ideal ingredient for numbing, softening, and moisturizing skin. However, there are some warnings you should know about, and I will cover them in the next section.
A Word Of Caution
The one thing to never do is place it over an open wound once you have the finished product, whether you use it with chili peppers or vitamins. It can irritate your skin and defeat the purpose. That is because the chili peppers generate so much heat, which is why you want to be extra careful with them. Instead, only use a small amount of gel with the chili peppers to help numb your skin, and wipe away the excess gel with a cloth or a towel. You also want to wash your hands well with soap and water after using it because if you put your hands on your face, they will burn your mucus membranes and eyes. If you begin to develop sores and rashes after using either of these mixtures, stop using them immediately.
There is no denying that numbing cream is one of the things you need if you are going through mildly invasive treatments like waxing, tattooing‘, or microneedling, and so on. That is because you are having needles poked into you, which will be painful. However, many people do not want to use numbing cream for various reasons and instead put up with the pain. However, there is no need to endure that, considering that you can make a DIY numbing cream using Aloe Vera, which has numbing and nourishing properties. However, if you use it and end up with problems regarding adverse reactions such as rashes, you will need to stop and look for alternatives‘.