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Life Hack Learn how to get rid of ingrown hairs after a bikini line wax

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Allow us to share the best bikini-wax insider secrets in the book, with you.

Now, waxing is a different level of pain just to look all smooth and shiny but we are told its worth it.

The last thing you need is a nasty ball of painful ingrown hair to ruin that hard earned smooth and shiny effect.

Allow us to share the best bikini-wax insider secrets in the book, with you.

1. Exfoliate before and after.

Slough the area two days before and the first three days after a wax to remove dead cells on the skin's surface and allow hairs to push through easily, suggests Cindy Barshop, a waxing expert.

Chemical exfoliators with a large concentration of alcohol can be too irritating, so look for one that pairs mild sloughers with soothing ingredients, like aloe and soy.

2. After your wax, moisturize.

Smooth on a lotion that includes alpha hydroxy acids, because they can loosen dead skin that could create ingrowns, says Stephen Webster, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota. You can also try applying a cream that inhibits hair growth.

3. If that doesnt work?

You must always remember this much, if nothing else. You will not pluck my ingrown hair. You could get scarring or an infection if you do.

4. Calm redness and inflammation.

If your skin is irritated, douse it in a lotion or oil that has aloe in it to soothe and moisturize the bumps which has a calming chamomile derivative.

After that, if your bikini line is still angry as hell, try skim milk, the lactic acid in it helps soothe skin.

Soak a thin cloth or a paper towel in a mixture of half skim milk and half cold water, and hold it on your skin for ten minutes.

Repeat this every few hours. If that doesn’t help, try hydrocortisone cream on the area twice a day until it's healed.

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