After my video last year about my first Brazilian wax reached over half a million views (😱), I thought it would be a great idea to follow up on the topic with what I’ve learned since…
Ingrown hairs are hairs that grow back into the skin, instead of out of it as they should. This can form painful, irritated bumps similar to whiteheads. If they worsen, they can become cysts. No one wants that to happen in one of their most delicate areas- so here’s 5 ways to remedy and prevent ingrown hairs!
Tip #1: Wear Loose Clothing– Tight clothing leads to chafing and sweating that can exacerbate ingrown hairs. When I get waxed I always wear a dress or go commando (maybe not both…) to prevent any discomfort.
Tip #2: Exfoliate Regularly– Exfoliating will both help prevent ingrown hairs and help any present ingrown hairs come up to the surface. Use an exfoliant meant for the bikini line, like European Wax Center’s Strut Smoothly Reveal Me Body Exfoliating Gel to gently exfoliate. Use this only on dry skin or it won’t work, and be sure to avoid getting it inside anywhere…
Tip #3: Use Tweezers– If you have an easy to remove ingrown hair- meaning, you can see the hair through your skin, or it’s a whitehead, tweezing them out is a good idea. You just have to be safe, gentle, and always sterilize your tweezers and body with some rubbing alcohol beforehand. I use the Tweezerman Point Tweezers to remove mine. But, after perusing their site, I discovered they have Ingrown Hair Tweezers and these amazing gold tweezers.
Tip #4: Neosporin– I like to use this both when I don’t have any ingrown hairs and when I do. Since it’s an antibiotic ointment, it helps prevent any bacteria from forming, which can help aid in reducing ingrown hairs. It gets a bit slippery, so I only really like to use this at night so I can forget about it while I’m sleeping.
Tip #5: Use A Serum– I use European Wax Center’s Strut Smoothly Smooth Me Ingrown Hair Serum to help prevent any ingrown hairs. It has tea tree oil, which is great for acne- and because ingrowns can sometimes resemble whiteheads, it’s great for drying them out.