Skin Care How to avoid ingrown hairs

The best way to stop picking at our skin is to change how we think about it

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Is there anything more satisfying than having confidence in your looks? Who doesn't want to have that fresh and smooth looking skin? When we have bumps that happens from ingrown hairs on our skins, the first feeling is Regrets of shaving and how can we find a product that deals with things like that once and for all!  Perhaps, the best way to stop picking at our skin is to change how we think about it because chances are, we're the only one who can see the red bump anyway. The spot is not the enemy at all, there are solutions to preventing the bumps in the first place.

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  • Shaving Is the Enemy
    The Rolls-Royce of hair elimination is obviously laser. But that's not everyone's bag (cost, fear of lasers...). So if you're not going to laser—or even wax—shaving cream is your friend.  Use any alcohol-free, moisturizing shaving cream. And though it seems entirely counterintuitive, you should be shaving in the direction of your hair’s natural growth, not against it (this applies to legs, bikini area, arms, or anywhere else you stick that razor). Pushing hair in other directions makes it that much easier for the strands to get stuck under the skin as they’re growing back.

  • Sporadic Exfoliation Won't Cut It
    If you want to avoid ingrown hairs, you should be exfoliating once or twice a week and yes, that includes your bikini area (just be gentle). For a conventional scrub situation use a detoxifying sait and sugar and sugar body scrub is a nice compromise between the salt and sugar exfoliation camps. But really, the most comprehensive method is dry brushing. Nothing else can completely banish chicken skin (aka keratosis pilaris) bumps on arms and legs while keeping the ingrown hairs at bay as well.

However, if any of the above does fail you (hey, it happens), just remember, don't pick!

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