Styptic Swabs[edit | edit source]
A styptic swab is a tool used used to control the bleeding from small nicks and cuts obtained during shaving. The Swabs work by applying alum to the wound, which when introduced to the cut (wound) causes the blood vessels to contract which controls the bleeding. Styptic swabs tend to sting quite a bit when applied. The Swabs come in a plastic folding box with 12 swabs that look like Q-tips.
How to Use the Swab:[edit | edit source]
Hold swab with the colored ring end up. Bend the tip gently to one side, until it "snaps", to release the liquid inside. Wait for the liquid to flow down into white tip. Apply directly to affected area.