The Best Products for Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs are a problem I can personally relate to. I have fair skin, dark hair and suffer from irregular body eczema which makes it tough for those little guys to break through ):

I have spent hours, nay YEARS playing Doctor, consulting the web and self-medicating. I have taken herbal remedies originating from the far corners of the world, from India to China. I tried subtracting sugar from my diet and replacing the void with blitzed vegetable juices. I spoke to my doctor who advised not waxing (no thanks doc); I even met with a dermatologist who diagnosed fragrance-free shower emollients. That last one was the hardest. My beauty products are everything and for me, scent is one of the deciding factors.

Ingrown hairs are a benign skin condition where the sharp tip of the hair grows sideways. This could be the effect of shaving or waxing in a direction slightly too far in the wrong direction, or the result of dead skin build-up in the follicle which leads to irritating red bumps.

For me, nothing does it like a good exfoliator – the scrubbier the better. Chemical exfoliation is the most effective, because highly active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic or lactic acid will eat away dead skin like Pacman. In turn, this method will lift embedded hairs that are trapped beneath inflamed skin.

I’m now in a deep, committed relationship with my skin. I’ve gotten to know it inside and out, and mostly understand what it’s sensitive to. I’ve tested its patience and reactions, and I’ve learnt to compromise. I do use heavily fragranced products in the bath and shower, but I follow up with a simple body moisturizer. I respect my skin and I am kind to it, now my skin is kind to me.

I personally recommend the following products if you suffer from ingrown hairs.

  1. Tweezerman Classic Stainless Point Tweezer, $24.00
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    Tweezerman Classic Stainless Point Tweezer, $24.00

    If, like me, you simply must take matters in to your own hands sometimes, use Tweezerman’s Stainless Point Tweezers for precision. These finely tapered, hand-filed tweezers will remove sly, stubborn hairs.

    Please sterilize your tweezers first to prevent infection of the hair follicle, and tweeze in the direction of hair growth. Ideally, soak in a long, hot bath first or use a hot flannel to open the pores.

    Tweezerman tweezers are for life. When you purchase these, you’re entitled to free tweezer sharpening forever!


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  2. Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel Body, $34.00
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    Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel Body, $34.00

    Real Chemistry’s Luminous 3-Minute Body Peel is a highly active exfoliant that will completely wipe off all dead skin but hydrate at the same time. This protein peel contains effective polishing sand that assists with optimum removal of the tiny solids on the surface of the skin, leaving you hydrated and velvety soft.

    This will prevent ingrown hairs if used before any hair method removal, and also help to lift them.

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  3. Jack Black Razor Bump and Ingrown Hair Solution, $25.00
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    Jack Black Razor Bump and Ingrown Hair Solution, $25.00

    Jack Black’s Ingrown Hair Solution is a unisex treatment that combines the power of salicylic acid and lactic acid to slough away the top layer of dead skin cells.

    This lightly fragranced product will unearth the skin-trapped hairs that cause razor bumps and dissolve pore-clogging facial oils. It contains effective hydrating and soothing ingredients to counteract dryness and irritation and can be used anywhere on the face or body.


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  4. Whish Flawless Bump Fighter, $22.50
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    Whish Flawless Bump Fighter, $22.50

    Whish Flawless Bump Fighter banishes the curse of shaving bumps and ingrown hairs with clinically proven active ingredients. It restores the suppleness of your skin and weakens hair follicles, inhibiting future growth.

    Expect convenient application, with a unique airless pump that distributes just the right amount of heavenly scented healing gel to your fingertips, allowing you to gently massage the affected areas. It’s also great for soothing and removing the redness on upper lip or eyebrows post waxing.

    This formula is delicately scented with a fresh, cucumber-like scent.

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As a self-confessed social media queen, I love to write about all things beauty across our social media channels, keeping up to date with the latest trends, beauty news and products. My aim in life is to achieve an even eye liner flick, and I am constantly on the lookout for a new bold lipstick. In my spare time, I like to update my personal “dining out” blog, inspired by my passion for food and travel around the world.

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