Routine for getting rid of ingrown hair
Do you have tiny bumps and black spots all over your legs? Yes, those could be ingrown hair. Ingrown hair are simple the fine hair that get trapped in the hair follicle and do not grow out. They can cause infections and scarring as well. This is a common problem for women, especially who use the method of shaving to get rid of body hair. It takes a bit long but ingrown hair can be avoided and the existing ones can be remedied with the right routine.
MOISTURISE YOUR SKIN THE DAY BEFORE
The night before you want to shave, use an immensely hydrating moisturiser all over your legs and other areas you want to shave. Let the moisturiser get absorbed. This step will ensure that your skin is soft and plump while shaving. It makes the whole process easier and exfoliation is much more effective.
USE A COFFEE SCRUB
To make your own coffee scrub, in a bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of coffee grounds with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoons of brown sugar. Now before shaving, exfoliate your skin using this coffee scrub for at least 10 minutes. This will help to bring the ingrown hairs to the surface and get them out. Wash the scrub away with normal water.
USE A SHARP RAZOR
After exfoliating, apply a shaving cream and lather it well. To be honest, there isn’t much difference between the shaving cream available for men and the ones available for women. You can use any as long as it gives you a rich lather. Now take a new and sharp razor and start shaving in the opposite direction (of the hair growth).
Once you are done shaving your legs/arms, apply some more shaving gel and go over the areas again to make sure you did not miss any fine hair or left any blunt. You will end up with really smooth legs.
USE A MOISTURISER…AGAIN!
After you are done shaving, use a good moisturiser and use loads of it! This will prevent the hair from getting trapped under the skin. If you want to take an extra step then before moisturising, you can use a salicylic acid toner over your skin to gently exfoliate it.