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One of the major causes of ingrown hairs is lack of shave prep. Pre-shave exfoliation is so important, as this helps to remove any dead skin cells and promote skin rejuvenation. It’s important not to skip this step, as it tackles ingrown hairs head on, since dead skin cells can clog hair follicles and trap hair under the skin. We’d recommend using a gentle scrub that won’t be too harsh on the skin.
Another big cause of ingrown hairs is using an old, dull blade. Make sure you have a fresh, sharp blade before you get started. This helps to make sure you get the closest possible shave with the first stroke, reducing the number of times you have to go over the same area. A sharp blade will also give a clean cut, rather than leaving the hair jagged, resulting in irritation as the hair grows back.
Using a good shave cream is also an important step, as it provides a protective barrier between blade and skin. This protective layer decreases friction on the skin, and as a result reduces the chance of irritation and ingrown hairs.
Last, but not least! Don’t forget about post-shave. Applying a good moisturiser after shaving will give your skin the hydration it needs. Skipping this step can cause dryness and bring on irritation. Choose a moisturiser packed with nourishing ingredients like our Post-Shave Balm.
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