Ways To Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but that does not work for the fiend that is ingrown hairs! We don’t want them anywhere near us!

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has suffered with this at some point. You do a nice clean shave, right down to the cheek, but the hairs do a ‘u’ turn and grow back into the skin instead of out toward the light, creating a nasty, itchy red bump. You may look good with a silky, clean-shaven face, but no matter how hard you try, you know this guy is taking the attention, and it’s on your mind, battling your confidence and your style.

Ingrown hairs are extremely common for those of us that shave regularly and shave close, plus if you have curly hair, you have more chance of ingrown hairs being an issue around your beard and jawbone area. However, they can appear anywhere you shave, including below the belt.

Check out some premium MESOA products you can add to your daily routine to help eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs.

>Step 1: Steamy Shower

Turn up the heat and get steamy in the shower. A hot shower will soften the skin and open the pores, prepping you for a close shave and will make that razor glide across your face with ease. Using our award-winning Peppermint & Tea Tree Invigorating Shower Gel will compliment your body’s skin too, leaving you feeling loved head to toe.

>Step 2: Cleanse the night away

Whilst you’re in the shower, why not cleanse at the same time, and again take advantage of the hot water and steam priming the skins surface. Soap will dry your skin, but the steamy hot water combined with our Cleansing Face Wash will unlock your pores ready for all the nights bacteria and grime to be extracted in the next step. Read on!

>Step 3: Scrub and polish

Exfoliation or scrubbing is just a posh way of saying ‘dead skin removal.’ By exfoliating in a circular motion and removing the dead skin and grime we allow healthier, new skin to rise, and literally shine! Dead skin build-up can block hair follicles on the face and lead to – you guessed it – ingrown hairs! Our Deep Cleansing Exfoliant will provide your skin with a super deep cleanse and banish any dead skin, impurities, blackheads and pimples that prevent those good looks.

>Step 4: Sharp Shave

Be sure to use generous amounts of shaving gel and make sure its lightweight and fragrance free, not to cause any skin annoyance before you even start. Our Peppermint & Tea Tree Calming Shaving Gel is the ultimate product for an irritation-free shave. The carefully selected essentials oils will protect your skin as you shave with the Tea Tree oil fending off ingrown hairs and keeping razor burn at bay, and the Peppermint oil balancing oily, acne-prone skin. Plus be
sure to change your blades regularly, fresh razors will reduce drag and razor burn and will shave the hair as close to the skin as possible. Follow the direction of hair growth and use as few strokes as possible.

>Step 5: Hydration at its best

The finishing touch? Moisturiser. You can prevent ingrown hairs on your face by applying our signature range Revitalising Moisturiser. Using a premium moisturiser like the ones available at MESOA, you can hydrate your skin, protect it and soften it leaving you with a clear healthy complexation to keep you looking good, with not an ingrown hair in sight!

Keep your skin in the best condition with the MESOA premium range of skin care products, suitable for all skin types with only essential oils and ingredients added.