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Ask Liz! > Ingrown Hair - Legs

Hi Liz,

Is there any way to prevent/cure ingrown hair? I wax and exfoliate but it still keeps happening. haay so depressing to have my legs covered by red bumps. :(

Thanks!

May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAina

Exfoliation is the best option ! But since it doesn't work and you wax anyway, might be best to see a derma to ask about your condition.

May 3, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

A way to prevent/ reduce ingrown hair is to choose your wardrobe. An attendant at Laybare told me that I had soooooo many ingrown, which I agree and she asked if I wear leggings and I said yes and also stockings. Almost everyday I wear leggings or stockings for school. The reason why this creates ingrown hair because the tighter the pants/leggings or whatever you wear, the more it creates ingrown hair because it prevents the hair to grow straight up. With the tightness of your pants it directs the leg hair to grow downward and back to the skin.

For me I didn't bother changing my wardrobe because In love leggings/jeggings and stockings. So I just have my legs wax and Laybare or any other waxing salon can offer a service of ingrown removal, where they individually prick out the ingrown hair. Well not really prock out but just remove it from its state an wax it off. Though exfoliation is okay but it actually makes it worse because of the beads or particles or scrubs going inside the pore of the leg and trapping bacteria. Same on the face.

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Hi Aina! I used to have that problem and I exfoliated using St Yves. At first it did not seem to work but after about 3 weeks of regular scrubbing and exfoliating (3 times a week), my condition improved. Now I'm just maintaining this routine. 3 times a week may seem to much for some but that's of for me because I've thicker skin on my legs.

May 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris