Greeting ingrown hairs on any part of your body is not only annoying but often painful. Itchy, irritated, red and inflamed – check. Wanting a solution fast can feel especially pressing if they crop up in visible places too. Sometimes mistaken for razor burn, they especially appear after shaving coarse hair as the hair that grows back can curl in on itself and into the skin. Ouch! For ingrown hair removal, we’ve put together an easy guide – with organic skincare product recommendations – to soothe, address the existing offending hair and prevent future inflamed spots.
HOW TO REMOVE INGROWN HAIRS
One of the best things you can do for ingrown hair removal is let it be! That means not touching it – as hard as that might be – and allow it to heal. Being advocates of natural and organic skin care, we stay away from steroid creams and synthetic retinoids, so the best natural treatment for ingrown hair is time – let the hair grow out.
HOW TO TREAT INGROWN HAIRS
To soothe and support the healing of the infected hair, try Fur Ingrown Concentrate. Safe to use both on your face and body, this oil is free from parabens, silicones, artificial fragrances and contains no synthetic dyes. The key ingredient, coconut oil, softens the skin and trapped hair, enabling the hair to slide out for easy ingrown hair removal. Tea tree oil also helps clear the infected pores thanks to its antimicrobial properties. Apply once a day to ingrown hairs and use its provided small exfoliating finger mitt to exfoliate the area daily in the shower until the spot has healed.
HOW TO PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS
Shaving with a single blade razor and making as few strokes as possible is one of the best ways to prevent the onset of ingrown hairs. The closed tooth comb safety razor from Mühle allows for a close but gentler shaving technique.
Exfoliating with our selection of organic skincare and natural body care is one of our top remedies and preventative measures for keeping those irritated red bumps at bay. Before you even get to the ingrown hair removal stage, make exfoliating a regular part of your routine.
NATURAL & ORGANIC EXFOLIATORS
Evolve Tropical Blossom Body Polish: This organic body polish buffs your skin smooth, but even better it is scented with Tahitian Gardenia blossoms which have been macerated into Coconut Oil. If you like tropical island scents this vegan body scrub is for you.
Isla Apothecary Blood Orange and Vanilla Scrub: A hint of warming cinnamon leaf and the ‘wake-me-up’ aroma of coffee grounds make the Isla Apothecary Coffee and Cinnamon Body Polish our salt scrub of choice for early mornings.
Kahina Kessa Mitt: Made for at home hammam, this mitt is also great at keeping your exfoliating routine regular. Buff your body with this in combination with the cleansing and softening Kahina Moroccan Beldi Soap
Konjac Sponge: Brilliant at removing dirt, oil, and bacteria these are great to use on both face and body for regular and targeted exfoliation. The French Green Clay version loves oily skin while its Red Clay counterpart favours dry and sensitive skin in need of a tune up.
Evolue Resurfacing Grains: Ultra gentle but effective, add water to this powder exfoliator to remove dead skin and remove impurities trapped in pores
Idil Botanicals Detoxing Cleanser: Fruit acids in this aquamarine infused exfoliant softens skin and is gentle enough for daily use to keep skin cleansed and clear
And for those with beards, check out Muhle Organic Skincare to ward off the need for ingrown hair removal. The products have formulated with men, and particularly those with facial hair to shave, in mind.
ORGANIC GROOMING PRODUCTS
Keeping facial hair and body hair moisturised is key to preventing ingrown hairs from cropping up. Try these natural and organic nourishing oils.
Fur Oil: A lightweight oil designed to soften course hair including facial hair and pubic hair. Its natural formula keeps body hair super soft, clears pores for fewer ingrowns and promotes healthier skin
MV Organic Jojoba Oil: Apply this to damp skin to get the benefits of this natural moisturiser that won’t clog pores. It’s a staple calming skin that is already sensitive and reactive too
Skin & Tonic Beard & Shave Oil: Great for calming beard itch, this fast absorbing oil is great for softening whiskers
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