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- You shave in the wrong direction
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- Your clothes are too tight
You ignore exfoliation
Following a skin care regime might be hard work but it sure isn’t an impossible task if you love your skin. While cleansing, toning and moisturising is a must in your skin care routine, exfoliation is the next most important task as far as caring for your skin is concerned. And when you always suffer from ingrown hair, this should be top priority. Dead skin cells seem like a big concern behind ingrown hair. Since your hair cannot grow because they’re stopped by the dead skin, they curl inside and start growing underneath. This is why exfoliating your skin before and after a hair removal session is necessary. We suggest using the Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash for this purpose. This product will gently wash away dead skin along with giving you softer and smooth skin. Its NutriumMoisture technology will give you the goodness of natural nutrients that keep your skin supple at all times.
You shave in the wrong direction
You take the easy way out by shaving but shaving in the wrong direction makes matters worse. Make sure you do not take long strokes by going all the way from your ankle to the knee while you use the razor. What you must do is try smaller strokes because you want it to glide smooth without hurting. For those with extra sensitive skin, shave downwards first and then upwards if you want to avoid ingrown hair.
You forget to moisturise
Moisturising is the holy grail for skin care. When you wax or shave, your skin becomes rather course, which can lead to dry and itchy skin—something that can cause ingrown hair. Hence, make sure you moisturise after with an effective lotion that rejuvenates and heals your skin. We suggest using the Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Body Lotion. This one has a non-sticky formula that contains pure aloe, stratys-3 multi-layer moisture that deeply moisturises the skin without making the skin feel greasy.
Your clothes are too tight
It’s always better to wear breathable fabrics when you know you’re susceptible to ingrown hairs or when your skin is very sensitive. When you wear clothes that are too fitted, you basically aggravate the problem as they tend to rub against your skin causing friction and irritability. It’s best to stick to easy breezy outfits, especially during summers and monsoons if you wish to stay away from ingrown hairs.