For those of us who’ve had the pleasure of perfectly smooth skin after shaving, waving, plucking, etc: we all know how wonderful the skin can feel. However, that blissfulness is short lived when we have to deal with ingrown hair. An inevitable part of the beauty routine, ingrown hairs (also known as razor bumps) happens when the hair curls back into the skin rather than growing from it. They can occur under the arms, on the legs, bikini area, and face. Here at Beauty Coach, we know how unpleasant they can be, so we have a list of easy remedies to help you get rid of ingrown hairs for good.
1. One of the main culprits of ingrown hair, is the dead skin and dirt that traps the hair and prevent it from surfacing. You want a product that not only removes that debris, but restores the skin after as well. Malin & Goetz Ingrown Hair Cream does just that. Apply this cream after shaving, waxing, etc and notice a huge difference in surfacing ingrown hairs.
2. Not only do you have to repair and remove, you have to exfoliate as well. A deep clean is necessary for ingrown hair prevention. After all, a razor bump is more of less, a blemish. That means that you have to treat it as you would any other blemish, but with more care of course. We recommend trying Peter Thomas Roth’s Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads. Formulated with a variety of exfoliators and amino acids, this product is perfect for clearing up the skin and stopping ingrown hairs from resurfacing. Also try Fresh’s Brown Sugar Body Polish to buff away excess dry skin.
3. A simple step that may be overlooked is to always use a cream before shaving or plucking. A lot of people tend to just use water or body soap, however, this can be extremely harsh on the hair, pulling it instead of cutting and thus creating ingrown hairs. So, try products that are gentle on the skin, creating that smooth transition. Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple Body 3-in-1 Shower, Bath, & Shave Gel is versatile enough that you can use it for cleansing, showering, and shaving!
4. Be sure to use the right body soap. Shaving, waxing, and plucking are all extremely harsh on the skin. Products like Mario Badescu’s AHA Botanical Body Soap contains fruit extract and oatmeal, which breaks down the dead skin cells to reveal softer, smoother skin: ideal for clearing the skin of all dirt and debris.