No matter how high-maintenance you are and how regularly you keep up the hair removal chores there is always the chance of a hideous ingrown hair from spoiling your hair-free and smooth look from being perfect. Not only is an ingrown hair not a pretty sight, but they can also be really painful- so any products or advice that help avoid them is welcome!
Tip 1: Exfoliate regularly, not just at the point when you are exfoliating, this needs to be a regular part of the routine to avoid the menace of the ugly red bumps.
Nads follicle release scrub (available from Sainsburys and Boots priced from £9.99)
Tip 2: Moisturise regularly, this helps keep skin soft and smooth and avoid a build up of yucky dead skin that can lead to ingrown hair.
E45 Endless Moisture (priced from £3.61)
For an in-shower moisture surge try Sanex dermo intensive shower cream with vitamin e (price TBC)
Tip 3: Use an in grow solution in advance of hair removal, and for a few days after for maximum protection. Warning though, these can sting a bit on sensitive skin- so be prepared! In grow solutions can be used as part of any hair removal routine, shaving, waxing or hair removal cream.
Skin Doctors (£10.95 for 200ml) Key ingredients include Isopropyl Alcohol – antibacterial to help clear out infected pores, Propylene Glycol – to deliver moisture through the skin, Acetylsalicylic Acid – anti-inflammatory to reduce the swelling associated with ingrown hairs and Glycolic Acid –a mild exfoliant that removes dry skin cells and reduce redness.
Nads In grow Solution contains anti-inflammatory green tea and soothing aloe vera to calm sensitive skin post hair removal (priced from £9.99)