BEFORE you shower most definitely! It doesn't take long once you get used to it also. The brush MUST be a natural bristle brush. NO EXCEPTIONS! It's amazing what it can do for your skin and it helps with cellulite also!Man I really gotta start doing that. Do people usually do this right before they shower? Or after?
I get them on my legs and arms!! Keratosis pilaris?? I have that. It SUCKS.I struggled with ingrown hairs forever! The best thing to do is exfoliate and use a serum that has AHA. I love Serious Serum. Google it. It works better than Tend Skin and it has no alcohol. It's amazing!!!
These tips are good, BUT remember that when you are waxing yourself, you usually tend to pull UP instead of close to the skin, due to the angle. That type of pulling can cause ingrowns. Waxing yourself can be very difficult.Check out the following Threads:
- dark armpits
- Pores on Legs
Here's my input.
Combating ingrown hair, dark spots where hair was; dry skin in shaving area?.......Shopping list on end of post:
1. Two days before hair removal, bathe, soak and then gently exfoliate your skin. I recommend your favorite bubble bath with a cup of powdered milk added in..(Cleopatra never had it so good; the milk makes a great coffee creamer too) I gently rub with a pumice stone to exfoliate but a sugar scrub may do for you.
2. Please wait 2 days to rest your skin before the hair removal process.
3. On wax day, ensure the skin is clean and pulled tight. Whether or not you go to a salon for waxing â€œDo not be afraid to check to see if the waxed hairâ€2122s bulb was pulled out tooâ€. **** I also recommend that steps 1 & 2 be done before shaving and before depilatory cream use or at least once every 2 weeks.
This D.I.Y. shopping list may total approx $25.00; however it should last approx 3 months. Wax= $15.00; Sticks= 50 for $3.00; Muslin= $1.50 a yard. Milk= $5.00 per can. Convenience and Great smooth skin = Priceless.
Sallys for GiGi Dark Honee wax for Course hair (if you are a person of color, or if your hair has â€œdeep rootsâ€; if you are not then the other waxes may work fine).
JoAnn/Wallmart for muslin cloth and thick popsicle sticks.
Grocery store for Powdered Milk. (try Nido whole milk by Nestle, usually found in the Hispanic foods section)
Tend skin it is a great product for ingrown hairs.What is tend skin?
I've been using exfoliating gloves my aesthetician gave me - but be careful to wash them often with antibacterial gentle soap, and use bodywash that doesn't have moisturizer in it because (according to her) that increases the risk of ingrowns?
Oh, so *this* is what it's called! I also had this for a zillion years, from very young, pre-teenage, and would never have uncovered arms/legs unless it was summer time --- it was much less gnarly in summer. I thought it was due to being out in the sunshine...Yes! I have had keratosis pilaris on the back of my legs and arms since I was 13.