Hair removal is something necessary, painful but inevitable that also comes with the pleasure to deal with ingrown hair. I still remember my first enchanted encounter with my inflamed red bump. I really gave it my all and nurture it, check on it regularly and even gave it an occasional squeeze. Well results were very disappointing because it started to hurt and irritate more and more. This experience was repeated over and over again with no signs of improvement over the past decade. Obviously I was doing something wrong so recently I started taking a few useful measures that help me forget ingrown hair’s existence.
So how to get rid of ingrown hair you may ask. Well let’s start with some basic rules – do not pick, shaving isn’t an option and you need to exfoliate. I gave up shaving over ten years ago and never looked back. The idea of quickly removing my body hair by one sweep motion is still very appealing but the reality of dealing with my body hair again in about two days, well not so much. If you are afraid of lasers, epilators or waxing well shaving creams are your best friend. Body exfoliation is key for removing dead skin and unclogging your pores. Dry brushing is also a great way to body exfoliate and also work well for before and after applying fake tan.
So far I’ve encounter only one product that is great to use as both preventive measure and a treatment. Tend Skin Liquid really does what it claims on the tin. It does a great job visibly reducing the appearance of razor bumps and ingrown hairs. This solution contains salicylic acid which help to reduce dead skin buildup and inflammation, preventing ingrown hairs from forming in the first place. I normally use it as ingrown hair preventive measure the day before and day after waxing/epilation. Note: do not use this solution hours after epilation/waxing because it can really stings like hell. The frequency of use really depends on how sensitive your skin is, so keep that in mind. Also always apply this solution on dry skin and moisturize after use since the acid can be a bit drying. When I’m fortunate enough to have ingrown hair I just damp a cotton pad with this liquid and swipe it over the problem aria. In about two days of regular use by ingrown hair aria reduce it size and inflammation making it almost invisible.
I hope that now you have a better idea of how to get rid of ingrown hair and prevent its appearance on the first place. Let me know in the comments below if you use a different product that works as well for you or have a new method that does the trick as good.