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All-Natural Home Bikini Line Ingrown Hair Remedies: Baking Soda Scrubs And More
Prevent ugly ingrown hairs without chemicals!
Ingrown hairs are an unavoidable side effect of regular bikini waxing, but there are easy steps you can take to minimize the appearance of ingrown hairs.
Most over-the-counter treatments that you can buy, like Tend Skin, have a harsh chemical smell, which can make you wonder what kind of toxins you are putting on your body — and especially on such a delicate area!
There are plenty of natural, home remedies that can get a bumpy bikini line back in order.
The battle over ingrown hairs is won or lost by exfoliation.
It's good to use a loofah or washcloth, but you can also try a natural, homemade exfoliating scrub, not unlike the expensive salt or sugar scrubs you can buy at department stores or Sephora. Why pay $20 for a fancy product when you can make the same thing at home?
Here are some formulas that work to fight ingrowns.
- Sugar scrub: Mix some brown sugar with a little warm water. Rub this onto your bikini line. Repeat this every few days to keep the cells turning over.
- Baking soda paste: Another remedy is to mix a little baking soda with warm water, and to rub this paste over any area that is prone to ingrown hairs, as this also helps remove dead cells.
Exfoliation is key to a bump-free bikini line
In the battle against bikini line ingrown hairs, it's a good idea to use a loofah or an abrasive cloth every other day on the waxed area, especially as the hair starts to grow back. This sloughs off dead skin cells, which can build up and make it hard for the hair growing back to break through the skin, so instead it curls back on itself and remains underground, causing a bumpy ingrown hair.
If you do choose to use a loofah, be sure to boil it every now and then to keep it clean, as bacteria could build up on it, causing a whole new set of problems. Personally, I like to use the Japanese beauty cloth.
You do not want to exfoliate in the first few days after a fresh wax, as the skin and the area will be still be sensitive.
Witch hazel is also an effective and soothing balm for the area, especially if ingrown hairs get infected. Witch hazel is a natural antiseptic; just wet a cotton ball with witch hazel and dab on the area.