We all know how annoying, irritating and unsightly ingrown hairs and razor burn can be. Yet, we’d still prefer to put ourselves through the pain in order to remain hair-free.
What is an ingrown hair?
An ingrown hair occurs when a cut hair curls and begins to grow in the wrong direction, into the skin rather than away from the skin. This causes a red, itchy and white-headed spots to appear on the surface above the hair, which is both uncomfortable and unsightly.
What is razor burn?
Razor burn is a rash that is often caused by using a razor that isn’t sharp enough, or by shaving without properly preparing the skin first. If you’re currently suffering with one of these annoying consequences on the quest for silky smooth skin, then read on for all you need to know to prevent and get rid of them for good.
Unfortunately razor burn is something that almost everyone will have experienced and it can affect any part of the body that you shave.
Here at Benessence, we’ve got a helping hand to ease the pain of ingrown hairs and razor burn. Our Aloe Vera products contain natural Aloe vera to help soothe the pain and irritation that these problems cause.
Preventing and alleviating the effects of razor burn
The signs of razor burn include a rash, redness, itching and a burning sensation and research has shown that the enzymes in Aloe vera reduce the inflammation when applied to the skin. Benessence’s Organic Massage Cream with Aloe Vera, Calendula, Myrrh and Elder Tree Extracts is a great natural product to use to help soothe the itching and redness that is caused by razor burn.
Sometimes we forget to take care of our skin, with the only goal in our minds to make it look and feel smooth. Organic Massage Cream with Aloe Vera, Calendula, Myrrh and Elder Tree Extracts is a must have Benessence product when it comes to looking after your freshly shaven skin. The Aloe vera has healing properties so the fear of razor burn can become nonexistent.
Preventing and alleviating the effects of razor ingrown hairs
Another unfortunate result of shaving is developing an ingrown hair. This occurs when the previously shaved area starts to grow back and the hair curls or grows sideways into the skin. If you have curly or coarse hair, ingrown hairs are not unusual. Symptoms of an ingrown hair can include red bumps, swelling, tenderness along side an itching sensation and possibility of a rash.
The best way to prevent an ingrown hair is to prepare the skin with an Aloe vera product, such as Organic Hair & Body Wash with Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Argan Oil and Green Tea Extracts. Use this when showering before and after shaving, allowing the Aloe vera to absorb into the skin will reduce the inflammation and alleviate the itching and redness.
To help diminish ingrown hairs, regularly exfoliating once a week has been proven to prevent the build up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. This is one of the main causes of ingrown hairs. Benessence’s Organic Shower Gel with Aloe Vera, Mint and Lavender Extract is a great product to use in the shower as the aloe vera and natural ingredients will cleanse your skin of impurities, leaving you with smooth skin and free of ingrown hairs.
Be sure to carefully read the ingredients in any Aloe vera product to make sure it doesn’t contain any additives, as these could irritate and burn the skin surrounding the razor burn and the ingrown hair, causing further issues. If you’re looking for additive-free aloe vera-based products that are perfect for preventing and alleviating the effects of razor burn and ingrown hairs, then browse our full range of products.