Step by step guide for ingrown hair

Info on this skin condition

Dear Ingrown hair

You appear due to congested hair follicles, often triggered by a buildup of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Your mischievous appearance is caused by hair intended to grow away from the skin to curve back into it. Despite your seemingly innocent appearance, you can create havoc on our skin, inciting inflammation that resembles acne and presenting raised red bumps that are tender, sore, and itchy. Neglecting your presence can lead to potential bacterial infections, resulting in boils or sores, which may contribute to hyperpigmentation and scarring. You often arise from methods like waxing, tweezing, or shaving and are more prevalent in individuals with dense, coarse hair or due to inadequate exfoliation or hormonal imbalances.

Step 1

Step 1: Embrace Healthier Habits

Dear ingrown hairs, let’s work together to keep you clear by following these essential steps:

Avoid picking or squeezing

Ingrown hairs lodged deep below your skin’s surface are difficult to extract, and attempting to tweeze or pop them can result in breakage, scabbing, and potentially scarring.

Moisturise and Nourish with Specific Creams

Dry skin worsens with friction, so it is essential to moisturise your skin well. Opt for specialised skincare creams to keep your skin quenched and hydrated.

Regular exfoliation is key

This will help to remove dead skin cells and debris that can clog pores, ensuring that your pores are free of dead skin buildup and excess sebum, providing a clear pathway for your hair follicles to grow outward. Aim to exfoliate at least 2-3 times weekly to maintain clear and unclogged pores, minimising the risk of ingrown hairs.

Shaving against the direction of hair growth

This can lead to hairs being cut beneath the skin’s surface, potentially resulting in inflammation and the development of ingrown hairs. Try shaving in the same direction as your hair growth to minimise the risk of ingrown hairs.

Step 2: Introduce these Preventative products

Toner

If you frequently experience cystic ingrown hairs, use our daily toner, which contains lactic acid and willow bark extract. This formula helps to reduce the buildup in your pores, allowing your hair to grow outward without hindrance.

Bliss Triple Lipid Body serum

Apply a few drops of this concentrated serum on a finger mitt to help gently loosen up the ingrown hair, allowing it to slide back out.

Body brush

Lightly buff your ingrown—if it’s not too deeply grown back in, this could be all you need to set it free.

Moisturiser

Our cream provides relief and hydration to your skin, promoting a healthy and soft texture. It effectively combats dryness and supports your skin’s health.

Step 3: The fun part – pick your products

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