Ingrown hairs, razor bumps and dryness can get in the way of silky-smooth skin. Layering on these anti-bump, -burn and -ingrown products can make a world of difference.
The key to preventing ingrowns and bumps isn’t only what you use after you’ve gotten rid of the hair, but also what you prep it with beforehand. This gentle exfoliating scrub is packed with brown sugar, coconut oil and fine coconut shells to remove dead skin from the surface so that it’s less likely to clog the follicle.
Ingrowns don’t take vacation. Ideal for packing in your travel bag, these swipe-and-go bump-busters are drenched in a gentle blend of acids and witch hazel to clear irritation under the surface and keep skin smooth.
Malin + Goetz Ingrown Hair Cream ($34)
Dead skin cells can cause hairs to become trapped under the skin. Using a product with glycolic acid, like this one, is key to staying bump-free. Plus, the lightweight lotion includes allantoin and chamomile to quiet any irritation and soothe redness.
Fur Shave Cream ($28)
One way to limit the incidence of ingrown hairs, razor burn and bumps, especially when they’re caused by shaving, is to use the right type of product that prevents them in the first place. This moisturizing shave cream contains good-for-your-skin ingredients like aloe and olive oil to maintain moisture, protect against damage and keep your hair on a healthy path.
PCA Skin CliniCalm ($52)
Counting hydrocortisone as a key ingredient to minimize irritation and calm skin post-waxing and -shaving, this multipurpose cream also works wonders to alleviate any type of itching or dermatitis.
Reneée Rouleau Anti Bump Solution ($49.50)
Painful bumps and ingrown hairs (and pimples!) don’t stand a chance against this blemish-buster. Loaded with lactic and citric acids, this lightweight spot treatment can be used wherever you need it to clear up problem areas and prevent future congestion.
Post-shave, avoid lathering on a moisturizer that will only clog your hair follicles further. This do-it-all option includes strengthening ceramides, balancing probiotics, hydrating hyaluronic acid and brightening vitamin C to even out uneven tone.