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Just For Men

As the body’s protective outer-shell, your skin puts up with a lot. Harmful elements such as chemicals, infections, cuts, scrapes, and sunlight keep the seemingly delicate organ under near-constant assault. The addition of sweaty gym-sessions and stress send your epidermis into overdrive, leaving it no choice but to react.

If you are unlucky enough to suffer from ingrown hair as a result of shaving, you are certainly no stranger to discomfort. If a hair follicle is trapped under dead skin, the dead skin must be removed and the hair liberated before effective shaving can occur. When these follicles are trapped and shaving ensues anyway, irritation and inflammation can occur, and tiny micro-infections can form.

When the pores or follicles are clogged, covered with dead skin, and allowed to percolate, the body will do what the body does with any foreign object: wall it off. The body perceives the tiny infection as an invader that must be removed. It immediately goes to work building a tiny shelter for the infection to reduce the chance that the infection will spread to other parts of the body. It is for this reason that day two, you might notice a hard, round, rather uncomfortable bump where there had been an ingrown hair. The hair is still trapped in there – it is now sitting in a tiny incubator while the body attempts to expel it.

So what should you do? Well exfoliation is the best, most effective treatment in this situation because you are essentially removing the tiny incubator. Remove “the lid” or the dead skin trapping the micro-infection, cleanse it thoroughly of dirt, bacteria, oil etc. and allow it to heal.

Prevention is clearly much easier and considerably more comfortable. The best way to address ingrown hair is by not allowing them to form in the first place. Daily exfoliation of the area to be shaved just prior to shaving will prevent most cases of ingrown hair. You can exfoliate by any method, but we recommend the acid-free, abrasive-free Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel, as it is less likely to irritate the skin. Use a tiny amount on the face to exfoliate just before shaving and you may just eliminate this particular challenge from your life all together. One down…..many more to go!

Here’s to happy, pain-free shaving… last!

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