Let’s talk ingrown hairs.
Nobody wants them, they’re very annoying and they look absolutely horrific.
Pretty much everyone suffers from one now and again but some people are plagued with them.
No matter what hair removal method you use they just appear out of nowhere. So, whether you choose to shave, wax, epilate or use those crazy sand paper things the likelihood is you will get at least one or two in your lifetime.
What are they?
Ingrown hairs are caused when hairs grow back into the skin and they mostly effect people with coarse or curly hair but they can affect anyone. Then bacteria get inside the skins natural opening and starts having a field day. Before we know it… it is red and sore and full of pus.
Don’t pick them!
Naturally, we want to pick the hair out but it really isn’t recommended. But you all probably do! If you get one that is red and hot to touch you should think about seeking advice off a Pharmacist or GP.
There are some simple at home methods to keep them at bay.
If you shave you should slap on lots of shaving foam or soap and use a new single blade razor every time. Believe it or not you don’t need 5 blades with a smoothing moisturising layer. Don’t believe the woman on the advert with the fantastic legs she’s lying!
If you love that smoothness you get from a wax then please have it done by a professional and do your research before you book in. Steer clear of the at home cold waxing strips its much less painful to see an experienced therapist. If you are looking for a therapist in the Media City area then I can
recommend Sam down at The Beauty Guru. She’s the only one I’d trust with my bikini waxing!
After waxing you can use an ingrown hair serum that can be really effective. These normally contain products like salicylic acid so make sure you check the label before use if you have any allergies.
Take a breather after you’ve removed the hair so don’t go jumping straight into that spin class and then sitting round in your sweaty gym pants all night. Your skin is extra sensitive after any form of hair removal. So, avoid swimming, hot tubs and working out for at least 24 hours afterwards and your skin will thank you later!
Exfoliation is not only a way to keep your skin looking and feeling soft but it also helps banish ingrown hairs. There is no need for excessive scrubbing, just a light exfoliation is enough with a mitt
or you can even use a daily scrub.
My favourite is the Ruff Scrub Citrus Blend. It is made in Suffolk by a family run business and they are registered with the Vegan society. The scrub is all natural, it’s made with coconut oil and is packed with essential oils. The full range smells good enough to eat!
But if you’ve tried all these things then maybe a more permanent solution is for you. I’d recommend you have a closer look into laser hair removal. Here at the Laser Lounge Media City we specialise in more long-term hair removal methods and these have been proven to banish ingrown hairs for good!
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal works by destroying the hair at its growth centre. Meaning once that hair is zapped it can’t cause you anymore problems! This could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Laser hair removal provides you with 90-95% permanent hair reduction and those pesky ingrown hairs really could be a thing of the past.
If you suffer with ingrown hairs then laser hair removal is for you. Book a consultation now!