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You remove hair to get smooth and silky skin, but if nasty ingrown hairs show up, it can ruin your look. If short stubble curls under as it grows back, it can start growing into your skin, causing painful red bumps. Nix the bumps with products that remove ingrown hairs on legs to soothe your skin and keep it sleek.
If your poor legs have angry red bumps where you shaved or waxed, your skin is probably irritated and inflamed. Soothing the inflammation and reducing the puffiness should be a No. 1 priority as you treat the ingrown hairs. Choose acne lotions and creams with ingredients that will zap the swelling. Look for a formulation of 2 percent salicylic acid to bring relief to your skin, says Kayleigh Donahue, writing in "Allure."
Foaming Acne Scrub
The effective treatment of ingrown hairs is a lot like treating zits. When hair removal leaves your legs looking red and bumpy, slather on a cool acne scrub with antibiotic ingredients that will clean your skin and loosen the hairs. Rub the scrub gently into the skin on your legs once or twice a day.
Exfoliating Puff or Pads
Because the problem starts when the short hairs start curling under as they grow back, exfoliating your skin is a priority. Use an exfoliating puff or pad saturated with gentle skin cleanser to slough off dead skin from your legs once a day. Not only will you be removing the dead skin, you’ll help redirect the curling hairs away from your skin to lessen the discomfort. Another option, sanitize a sharp needle and use it to gently lift and redirect the curling hairs from your skin.
Apply another common acne treatment to your inflamed skin for instant relief. Saturate a soft pad with an astringent designed to clean and unclog pores. Wipe the irritated and inflamed skin on your legs in the morning and evening.