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ingrown hairs

post #1 of 12
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anyone know how to prevent them? how come certain areas are much more prone to them than others? like on my top left side of my chin, it's really easy for me to get ingrown hairs. wtf
post #2 of 12
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wait is this just a women's section? i just noticed this subforum today
post #3 of 12
Why shouldn't men look after themselves

My friend is a beauty therapist and she says you need to exfoliate on a regular basis. Try Clarins mens range
post #4 of 12
i tried clarins but its way to oily for my skin. i get ingrown hairs too but they normaly sort themselves out
post #5 of 12
exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate!
post #6 of 12
Yes, exfoliate! If you're on a budget, I'd suggest St. Ive's Apricot scrub or Neutrogena 60-second mask/scrub.
post #7 of 12
I exfoliate on the regular, but being young and having somewhat oily skin I am somewhat prone to *gasps* breakouts, in which case I choose not to exfoliate. I find that the best way for me to avoid ingrown hairs is to use a straight razor and take my time shaving (i.e. hjot washcloth soak, use a badger brush, etc etc). I recommend reading the art of shaving, it opened my eyes to something I had previously seen as a menial part of the morning routine. Also, as far as product goes, St. Ives sensitive skin is great, and Mario Badescu has a good one as well (get a free sample kit from them at their website). I would stay away from the neutrogena scrub, it didn't do much for me besides occasionaly irritate. Thats my 2 cents.
~Clark
post #8 of 12
There is a product called "tend skin" which also really does prevent ingrown hairs. It's available at places like Sephora, comes in a blue bottle- you apply it with a cotton ball after you shave. The main (or perhaps only) ingredient is vinegar though- so I wonder if you can't just try to apply white vinegar to the affected area? Of course be warned... it stings! But I only use it on my underarms after I shave.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Marcano View Post
There is a product called "tend skin" which also really does prevent ingrown hairs. It's available at places like Sephora, comes in a blue bottle- you apply it with a cotton ball after you shave. The main (or perhaps only) ingredient is vinegar though- so I wonder if you can't just try to apply white vinegar to the affected area? Of course be warned... it stings! But I only use it on my underarms after I shave.
So does it really work after you put vinegar on your underarms? I don't shave I tweeze... and I get crazy ingrown hairs ><"
I get crazy ingrown hairs when I shave my legs too =(
post #10 of 12
the main ingredient in tend skin is salacylic acid, whic is not vinegar, which is acetic acid. they smell very similar tho. I doubt vinegar would work. I use a product from bliss ingrown hair pads soaked in salicylic acid and glycolic acid. it works! but yes, on broken skin expect ++++ stinging
I use a body brush on dry skin for my legs and also moisturising regularly will help. but my bikini line is awful for ingrowns and i'm full of scars, but its actually quite good fun leaving them and sqeezing them!!! I know, i'm wierd...
post #11 of 12
yeah.. body brushes are good. i use mine in the shower
there are also facial brushes/exfoliators..
post #12 of 12
When you shave, shave with the grain of the hair, not against it, not-a.
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