How can men reduce the risk for ingrown hairs?
For many men, shaving can feel like a terrible chore, but a worthwhile one if the lady in their life enjoys the feel of smooth, hair-free skin. Even with the best men's products, problems like ingrown hairs can sprout up all the time, threatening the look and allure of going without a beard during the cooler months of the year.
Products like ELEMIS Ice Cool Foaming Shave Gel for Men is scientifically formulated as a high performance foam that smoothly molds the face for a clean, close shave. Ingredients like Chinese Date, English Oak and Witch Hazel help protect the skin from irritation and razor burn, while softening facial hair to help the blade glide smoothly.
Another way to treat ingrown hairs is to readjust shaving techniques. Many dermatologists recommend using an electric shaver, as these devices don't cut as closely to skin as a blade may. TheDailyGlow.com recommends heating skin with a hot towel or in the shower before using a razor, as this can exfoliate and stimulate the the erector pili, a muscle found in the skin.
If dryness and irritation is a concern, products like ELEMIS SOS Emergency Cream are perfect to have handy. This daily moisturizing formula of Amino Acids, Lavender Absolute, Willow, Centella Asiatica and Myrrh, calms and soothes irritations, and can comfort windburned skin.