Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quick Tip: Treat & Avoid Ingrown hairs

I don't know about you but I get some nasty ingrown hairs after shaving especially underneath my arms. Ouch! Read on to learn what you may have in your bathroom that will be useful to treat these lil' nastys.

So you've tried to avoid them by shaving in the direction of hair growth, right? This helps to train the hair to grow out straight & not curl back into the skin. Also, always make sure the skin is wet to help soften the hairs to make shaving easier.

However if you're still getting them, i have learnt that salicylic acid, which is a beta hydroxide acid, is good for exfoliation because it penetrates into the skin to dissolve the hair. For this I use a toner that I stopped using on my face, however as it contains alcohol I think I will switch from that as it makes my underarms fairly dry after using it, which I then moisturize after wards.
You can also buy serums that contain BHA's for after shaving.

Hope this helps some!

Source: http://www.skinbiology.com/ingrownhairs.html


  1. You have such a cute blog girl :). And thanks for this tip, don't all of us ladies suffer from ingrown hairs? Yes, and it's ew. Haha you know it's so much easier to shave with the grain, but it just doesn't get that all over smooth. Thanks for giving me an alternative! Following you!

  2. thanks for the comment! oh and i've just changed the blog so im glad you like it. oh yeah it isn't as smooth hey i dont really get them on my legs anyway lol. x

  3. thanks for this! it really helps a lot! :D

    p.s. i am a new follower!

    <3, Mimi


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