It's that time of year! June gloom is slowly transitioning into HOT days. As the layers come off, we want one thing: soft and smooth skin. If your shaves are resulting in ingrown hairs, then this blog post is for you.
What are ingrown hairs?
An ingrown hair is a strand of hair that curls inward and grows back into the skin after shaving. It can cause swelling, itchiness, redness, and pain - none of which you want when you're getting prepped and ready to go. While the ingrown hair should heal within a week or two after the hair is released from your skin, how do you prevent these pesky hairs from curling back into your skin in the first place?
Our #1 Tip: Prepare the Skin for Shaving
Having the right tools to prep your skin before a shave will make a load of difference.
Don't make your razor work harder by making it travel over dirt, clogged pores, and dead skin cells. The first thing you want to do is prepare the surface, by exfoliating.
You want to create the smoothest possible surface for your razor to glide over. It is not the razor's job to clear your skin of debris. If not removed beforehand, the debris on your skin can clog the razor as it travels, making you pass over the area more than necessary - creating more opportunity for irritation to happen.
Exfoliate with #ThatScrubTho
Preparing the skin for a clean shave is easy with the all natural #ThatScrubTho Collection. Two formulations are made gentle enough for the face: #ThatScrubTho Apricot with exfoliating jojoba beads and #ThatScrubTho Lemon & Tumeric made to give the skin a natural glow. If you are looking to prep the rest of the body for a shave, look to #ThatScrubTho Lavender. It's formulation is designed to tackle larger body areas with rougher skin.
Getting the skin prepared for a shave with #ThatScrubTho is easy. Jump in shower, give pores a few minutes to open up with the warm steam, and when you're ready scoop out some scrub and begin gently exfoliating in circular motions. Rinse everything off and now your skin is ready!
Any good skincare routine has regular use of certain products. While it is not recommended to exfoliate daily, maintaining the skin clear of dead skin cells and continued training of the hairs is necessary with 1-2x/week exfoliation. What do you think? Are you ready to start exfoliating before a shave? Comment your thoughts below!