There is nothing that can ruin a new wax, fresh shave or recent tweezing than the appearance of ingrown hairs. Hairs that are growing out but have curled to grow back into your skin are called ingrown hairs. It causes skin irritation that resembles a pimple or just a raised, red bump.
The best way to prevent ingrown hairs is to exfoliate. The reason hairs may grow back into the skin is because the pores are clogged. Dead skin cells and oils can trap the hair follicle by clogging your pores anywhere that you regularly shave, wax or tweeze.
You can purchase exfoliating body scrubs to help avoid ingrown hairs. For sensitive areas, like the bikini area, there are scrubs formulated with natural ingredients and gentle beads that will safely exfoliate without irritation.
Many are also a fan of dry brushing. Purchase a dry brush from your local drugstore and massage the brush in circles starting from feet upwards. Dry brushing helps remove dead skin cells, make skin brighter and even helps tone. By dry brushing before your shower, you can ensure that ingrown hairs will reduce in frequency.
Do you have any tips to prevent ingrown hairs? Let us know!
Already have ingrown hairs? Try lotions and treatments that are specially formulated to help free the hair from growing back into the skin and reduce the irritation.
- PFB Vanish products contain gentle exfoliants that provide quick results.
- Bliss Ingrown Hair Eliminating Pads are formulated with alpha and beta hydroxy acids to remove the bumps from ingrown hairs.