It’s time to talk about a not-so-fun topic that so many of us have dealt with: ingrown hairs. They can be a real buzzkill when it comes to smooth, flawless skin. But fear not! I’ve got your back (and your legs, and your bikini line) with some awesome tips on how to treat and prevent them.
Exfoliation Is Key
Regularly exfoliating your skin sloughs off dead cells and keeps hair follicles clear while preventing them from getting trapped beneath the surface. Opt for a gentle scrub like Waxxpot’s newest product, SMOOTH Exfoliant (which is ah-MAY-zing, if I do say so myself!), and make exfoliation a part of your beauty routine.
Moisturize Like a Boss
Keep your skin hydrated and healthy to promote proper hair growth. Moisturizing regularly can soften the skin and make it easier for hairs to break through the surface. (Waxxpot’s HYDRATE Body Lotion will definitely do the trick!)
Say No to Tight Clothes
Avoid wearing tight clothes that rub against your skin, especially in areas prone to ingrown hairs (and definitely right after getting waxed!). Friction can worsen the situation and increase the likelihood of ingrowns. Instead, go for flowy, loose-fitting clothing to give your skin some breathing room.
Hands Off the Ingrowns
In the unfortunate event that you do fall victim to ingrown hairs, make sure you resist the temptation to pick or squeeze them. I know it’s hard, but trust me, it only leads to more inflammation and potential scarring. Instead, try using a warm compress to soothe the area and gently exfoliate with a clean, soft cloth. Waxxpot’s PREVENT Ingrown Hair Serum is also a great way to stop ingrowns before they start!
A Bonus Benefit of Waxing
Waxing is not only a fabulous way to remove unwanted hair, but it can also help prevent ingrown hairs. How, you ask? When you wax, the hair is removed from the root, which means it takes longer to grow back. This decreases the chances of those annoying hairs curling back into the skin and causing ingrowns. So, waxing is basically a two-for-one deal: smooth skin and fewer ingrown hairs. Talk about a win-win!
Preventing and treating ingrown hairs might take a little effort, but it’s totally worth it for that silky-smooth skin we all crave. Step one? Start long-term ingrown hair prevention by getting waxed!