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Top tips on how to avoid ingrown hairs this summer

2nd April 2014

Both women and men experience ingrown hairs on different parts of the body. These are unattractive and can also be quite painful. There are various ingrown hair removal remedies you can follow to ensure you have smooth looking skin.

Tip 1: improve the texture of your skin

A daily exfoliating routine is crucial to avoid any ingrown hairs. By exfoliating your skin everyday you will be able to improve the texture of your skin, which is the first step to staying clear of ingrown hairs.

Tip 2: make changes to your shaving technique

The way you shave can make a huge difference. Try to avoid shaving too closely to the skin as this can trigger razor bumps, also referred to as ingrown hairs. This is because hair cut too closely will get trapped inside the hair follicle leading to the formation of ingrown hairs.

Tip 3: avoid products with ingredients that could cause a reaction

Only use a non-acnegenic shaving cream, especially made for people with sensitive skin to avoid your skin feeling dry or experiencing redness. It's also recommended that you don't use any products that contain alcohol, as it can worsen ingrown hairs by drying the skin and clogging the pores.

Other useful remedies to know about

As we would have already learnt by now, ingrown hairs can be a pain and need to be avoided as much as possible. Treatments like laser hair removal can make this possible, so speak to a professional skin specialist here at sk:n.

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