To avoid the problem of ingrown hairs, remember to properly prepare your skin before epilation. Salt peeling is an extremely simple and effective way to smooth skin and remove inflammation of the hair follicles. Do it before epilation and 2-3 times a week and say goodbye to ingrown hair once and for all!
Ingrown hairs after epilation: how to deal with it
Very often I hear opinions that the only effective way to fight ingrown hair is laser hair removal. Error! If you want to avoid ugly and sometimes painful pimples filled with pus and hair that cannot penetrate the skin, try a salt scrub.
It is so simple that you can make it yourself at home. Salt peeling is good for all skin types, but due to the presence of citrus essential oils and sweet almond oil, you should not use it if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Why is salt scrub good for ingrown hair?
With ingrown hair, the most important thing is to alleviate the inflammation that occurs in the hair follicle. The first instinct when removing unsightly ingrown hairs is to puncture the bubble with tweezers or a needle and to mechanically pull the hair onto the surface of the skin. Never do that! In this way, you can lead to even more severe inflammation, contamination of irritated skin with microbes from improperly sanitized instruments, and even an unsightly scar on the skin.
So why is salt peeling a safe way to deal with the problem of ingrown hair? Sea salt as well as lemon and orange oils sanitize the skin, creating the perfect environment to alleviate the inflammation that has arisen in the problematic area after epilation. Second, delicate salt crystals combined with sweet almond oil remove dead skin cells, naturally revealing overgrown hair.
If the pimple does not disappear after the first treatment with salt peeling, apply it again after two days. Give your skin a rest, don’t fight it by force. Regularly performed salt peeling will surely cope with problems on the skin after epilation. The combination of sweet almond oil and olive oil will moisturize the skin, leaving it supple and smooth. In addition, the mixture of orange, sweet almond and lemon oils contains the power of vitamins A, E, D and B, as well as other microelements that rebuild the skin structure.
How to make homemade salt scrub
To perform salt peeling, you will need:
1 cup of sea salt (coarse or medium)
half a cup of olive oil
2 drops of Etja orange essential oil
2 drops of Etja natural lemon oil
2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil Intensive Skin Repair Etja
Add 2 tablespoons of Intesive Skin Repair Sweet Almond Oil to half a cup of olive oil. Then combine the mixture with orange oil and natural lemon oil – add two drops of each to it. Later, put a cup of sea salt into the bowl of oils and mix it thoroughly with the oils.
Use the peeling on cleansed skin. For about 10 minutes, massage the scrub into the areas to be epilated with circular movements. When peeling in the bikini area, be careful not to let the preparation get into your intimate places – you may be exposed to serious irritation. After the treatment, rinse the remnants of the salt peeling thoroughly with lukewarm water.
It is best to peel just before epilation.
In this way, you will not damage the spots with ingrown hair with the razor or wax plaster, and your skin will be smooth and ready for depilation. To prevent ingrown hairs, repeat the peeling 2-3 times a week.