Hello fellow beauty lovers.

I am just going to boldly state that this is a problem we all know and fear: Those nasty ingrown hairs in the bikini area. It’s a topic that is often too awkward to discuss, but it’s something we all know of and that’s why I’ll be writing about this problem and how to prevent it in the first place.

Ingrown hairs are nothing but little hairs that grow sideways and curl back into the upper layer of your skin. Especially after shaving, your hair ends become thick and sharp and can’t break down the first skin layer to get out. That will result in tanned or even reddish bumps, which can then even lead to bad infections This is for one very painful but also quite hideous if I may say so.

So what to do to prevent this from happening?

One word: exfoliation and peeling. Proper and regular peeling sessions can be your saviour here. With this little method you can scrub away all the nasty skin flakes that accumulate on your body during the day. Those flakes are often unnecessary “bumps in the road” that lie around, preventing those hairs to break through the skin properly.

Here’s what you can do in the future: Prior to the shaving, take skin-friendly soap and lukewarm water and wash the bikini area. In that way you allow those hairs to soak and get soft before cutting them off. After applying shaving cream, proceed by always shaving in the direction they naturally grow. Afterwards use a nice calming gel like the After Shave Pflege-Gel by Balea. This will cool down your skin and protect it from irritations and inflammation.

Yours truly,


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Information  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrown_hair , http://www.hercampus.com/health/how-deal-bikini-area-ingrown-hairs-not-get-them-first-place