Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Beauty Dilemma: Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs happen when the hair can’t break through the skin and it grows back on itself. They can get quite nasty and if infected swell up and get puss filled. They tend to happen after waxing or epilating as the hair ends aren’t very sharp, as the hair takes a while to grow back the skin grows over it. It can also happen with shaving so unfortunately there isn’t a hair removal method that isn’t risk free. Epilating tends to be a bit higher than waxing as waxing removes a fine layer of skin. To avoid ingrown hairs exfoliate every day, using a natural bristle body brush on dry skin is a great way to skin your skin smooth and ingrown hairs at bay. Once a week a give your body a good scrub down with the body scrub of your liking (making a body scrub from olive oil and sugar is also lovely on the skin).

Skin Doctors Ingrow Go Ingrown Hair Lotion is the only product that I have found that works well on ingrown hairs. It is anti sceptic so great to stop ingrown hairs getting infected. It is also astringent so it exfoliates without grain. If you have a really stubborn ingrown hair, apply it to the area as much as you can. If you are prone to ingrown hairs it is enough to use the product once a day to areas where they tend to appear. 

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