How can I minimise razor burn and ingrown hairs?

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

What can I do to minimise razor burn and ingrown hair on my legs? With summer coming up I’d really like to find a solution as laser isn’t an option for me right now.


Dr Maureen Allem, founder of Skin & Body Renewal shares this top tip:

“Best thing to do, if laser is not an option, is to make sure that your legs are well hydrated with a good moisturising cream. And then always apply something soothing and healing like a good Aloe Vera gel right after you’re done shaving. This may not solve the problem for you completely, but it should make it a bit more comfortable and manageable.”

Ask Dr Allem your pressing skincare questions here.

Other articles you may be interested in:
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Is it better to shave or wax your bikini line?
What causes excess hair?
Laser hair removal

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  1. Kelly-Lee Roman

    waxing increased the ingrown hairs on my legs. I will try laser, when there are specials

    3 years ago •


    i get terrible razor burn even though i’m extra careful when shaving.

    3 years ago •

  1. Salmaa Moosa

    I prefer laser hair removal, no ingrowns at all. I still find ingrowns with waxing and shaving especially.

    3 years ago •

  1. Iman Coovadia

    Waxing is also a good option. Cheaper than laser

    3 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    I still prefer the hair remover creams, Veet or Nair.

    3 years ago •

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