Tuesday, April 20, 2010
In-Grown Hair and Razor Bumps- Tips to Prevent & Cure
I dithered coz frankly I have never suffered from this problem, and was wondering from where should I source the advise?
Over the weekend as I was browsing through the KISS Guide to Beauty (review coming soon) - I read this:
Ingrown hair is a condition where the hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. It generally appears in areas that have been waxed or shaved.
To avoid Ingrown Hair:
1. Exfoliate thoroughly to remove all dead cells, as too much dead skin or blocked pores can make hair grow sideways (I don't understand why, but then lets carry on).
My tip: You can use The Body Shop's Bath Gloves to exfoliate the body, or else use any old apricot scrub or rustle up one at home. Just mix equal amounts of sugar granules with honey and rub the body thoroughly. Wash off with warm water.
2. Apply a BHA (Salicylic Acid) containing solution to the skin to remove dead cells and exfoliate
My Tip: You can use a solution like Garnier Light Toner - that has salicylic acid to exfoliate or else just make an aspirin solution (dissolve an aspirin tablet in 3-4 spoonfuls of water) at home and apply all over arms and legs. Leave for 20 minutes and wash off when dry. Aspirin is nothing just salicylic acid.