Ingrown Hairs

No one likes the sight or feeling of an inflamed red welt. Unfortunately, when hair follicles curl and grow back into your skin after shaving, annoying red bumps can be the frustrating result.

And since it’s hard not to pick at irritated skin, your best option is to prevent the problem in the first place. Read on to find the secret of getting rid of ingrown hairs forever!

How to Eliminate Ingrown Hairs

Not everyone likes the idea of laser hair removal or waxing. These methods of hair elimination can be expensive, painful, or simply just not practical.

But just because you choose to shave doesn’t mean you’re doomed to deal with ingrown hairs forever. With a little thoughtful preparation, you can avoid ingrown hairs altogether.

First, you absolutely must toss out any dull or nearly dull razors that could cause chafing and, by extension, ingrown hairs. In fact, throw them away right now. This article will still be here when you get back.

Are all the dull razors in your bathroom gone? Good. Now it’s time for the most important step: exfoliation!

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

Before you shave, you should always exfoliate the skin you plan to shave first. Think of exfoliation as giving your skin a rejuvenating scrub down.

Exfoliation removes old, flaky skin that gets in the way of a close shave. After you exfoliate, the dead skin cells that can be trapped in your pores are much less likely to be present when you shave. Exfoliation also brings hair follicles to the surface of the skin making them easier to remove.

There’s a variety of effective methods for exfoliation. Choose one that works best for you or mix and match. You can try a salt, sugar, or oatmeal based body scrub, or you can combine regular soap with an exfoliating glove. One of the most effective effective methods can actually be dry brushing.

Ingrown Hairs

Scrub your skin with a gentle but firm up-and-down motion with your chosen exfoliation method, and be sure to use pressure when scrubbing. This will help remove the dead skin more effectively.

Monitor your skin as you scrub and afterward. If it becomes red or irritated, you’ll want to switch to a less abrasive exfoliating method.

After you finish exfoliating, rinse your legs with water to remove any remaining residue.

A Close Shave

Once you have finished your exfoliating routine, it’s time to shave. Pick a great silicone-based shave gel that has great moisturizing qualities. Buying silicone-based instead of soap-based is key.

If you’re using a fresh blade and the right shave gel, it doesn’t matter if you shave with or against the grain. This applies equally to legs, arms – anywhere you shave. Just remember, no dull razors!

Dermatologists agree that the best way to avoid ingrown hairs is to simply shave less. Identify the optimum time between shaves that still keeps you looking, and feeling, your best.

So remember, follow these simple steps when shaving your legs to say goodbye to ingrown hairs!

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.