Ingrowing hairs are unsightly things, and the more you shave, the morning likely you are to see them reoccurring; aside from being unattractive, they can also be quite irritating. They’re most commonly caused by dead skin that tend to block the hair follicle, when this happens, new hair growth is unable to reach the surface, and so it grows back on itself, causing a small bump on the skin.
We know the no-shaving option is not a popular one, so we’ve listed some useful products, and tips on how you can avoid and treat those pesky ingrowing hairs at home, without opting for expensive laser hair removal…we don’t have time for that!
One of the most effective ways of preventing and removing ingrown hairs is exfoliating, by buffing away dead skin cells it is less likely that small hairs will be trapped. We recommend the Jason Brightening Apricot Scrubble Pure Natural Facial Wash & Scrub, firstly we love this because it can be used on the face and body, which instantly tells you its mild enough for sensitive skin, and secondly it uses a natural blend of apricot oil and triple-refined walnut powder to refresh and refine the skin.
Our second tip is to use a luxuriously silky shave gel, without these the skin and hair can be irritated and your shaving experience will be painful. Something like the Dr Bronner Organic Fair Trade Shaving Soap Gel Tea Tree is perfect for providing a smooth surface to help razors glide gently and evenly, and the antibacterial tea tree properties heal broken and inflamed skin.
Our third tip is to minimise hair growth, sadly we can’t do this naturally so products that inhibit hair growth or slow down growth are your best bet. Most last around 2-4 weeks meaning you can shave less, and enjoy bump free skin for longer. We love the Skin Doctors Hair No More Inhibitor Spray because it is simple and easy to use, and its natural herb and plant extract formulation calms and nourishes the skin.
We’ve also listed some other products below which help reduce the dreaded stubble and ingrown hairs:
Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads – Quick and easy pads infused with glycolic and salicylic acids to exfoliate.
Decleor Aroma Confort Post-Wax Double Action Gel – Sensitive Areas – A soothing gel that is perfect for use on delicate areas like eyebrows, bikini line and underarms.
Tweezerman Point Tweezer – An extra sharp pointed tweezer for the brave ones, and should only be used on visible ingrown hairs that are not inflamed.