This Bikini and Body Scrub Makes Ingrown Hairs a Thing of the Past

POPSUGAR Photography | Jessica Harrington
POPSUGAR Photography | Jessica Harrington
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As much as I love summer (and I really, really love summer), there are certainly some things that I can do without. Shaving regularly clocks in pretty high on that list. Even though I love the end result of smooth, hair-free skin, the task of removing it in the shower is something I could do without. It's a hassle and takes extra time in my already jam-packed day, but most of all, I hate the ingrown hairs and razor bumps that it leaves me with. While I save up to get laser hair removal, well, everywhere, I'm constantly on the lookout for exfoliating products that'll help me keep the problem at bay, and recently, I discovered the new Beia Bikini & Body Scrub ($38).

This multi-use body scrub targets all of the causes of bumpy skin: ingrown hairs, dryness, keratosis pilaris (aka KP) — you name it — by combining physical and chemical exfoliation. And with warm weather around the corner, it's a shower must-have. For my full review of the Beia Bikini & Body Scrub, keep scrolling.

About the Beia Bikini & Body Scrub

  • It's a body scrub designed to target ingrown hairs, dry skin, and KP.
  • It can be used on the entire body, from your underarms to your bikini line and your legs.
  • The scrub has a whipped, creamy consistency that comes in an easy-to-use squeeze bottle.
  • It contains glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, to chemically exfoliate, rice powder to physical exfoliant, and green tea for antioxidants and to calm skin.
  • It's vegan, dermatologist-tested, noncomedogenic, cruelty-free, and paraben-free.

What I Like About the Beia Bikini & Body Scrub

As a big fan of body scrubs, I've tried my fair share of formulas over the years, which has led me to discover my ideal type of product. Unlike face scrubs, which need to be gentle and not too harsh, I want my body scrubs to be a little bit grittier because the skin on the body can take it. There's nothing worse than dipping into a new body scrub only to discover it barely feels like it's doing anything. That said, I don't want it to be so rough that it feels like it's ripping my skin off. The Beia Bikini & Body Scrub strikes up a good balance between the two — you can feel the physical exfoliants working without it being painful. The combination of rice pumice (the physical exfoliant) and glycolic acid (the chemical exfoliant) helps buff away dead cells and soften skin.

I have laser hair removal around my bikini line — it's the best decision I've ever made, let me tell you — but I still need to shave everywhere else, and I'm prone to ingrown hairs (but really, who isn't?). This scrub by Beia helps to prevent ingrown hairs before they form by removing dead skin cells that can otherwise clog the hair follicles. This leaves me feeling smooth and allows me to get a closer shave.

I also love the texture of this scrub. Unlike most on the market, it has a whipped, creamy consistency that comes out of the squeeze tube, looking almost fluffy. This makes applying the cream feel even more luxurious.

How to Use the Beia Bikini & Body Scrub

You can use the body scrub in the shower as you would any physical exfoliant. The brand recommends sticking to a cadence of two to three times a week. To use it, massage the cream in circular motions on damp skin before rinsing the product away.

Personally, I like to use this scrub once a week during my everything shower prior to shaving. I start by washing my body with my favorite cleanser, then using the Beia Bikini & Body Scrub from chest to toe. I'll apply a quarter-size drop to each section of my body, rub it in using circular motions to allow the rice pumice to really work its magic, and then rinse. After that, my skin is prepped and ready to go for shaving. This process allows me to get a super close shave and helps prevent ingrown hairs.

I'll also use the Beia Body Scrub before I self-tan to create a smooth, even base.

What to Consider Before Trying the Beia Bikini & Body Scrub

While the Beia Bikini & Body Scrub is fragrance-free, the product has a naturally minty scent thanks to the addition of menthol in the formulation. This smell is prominent when you use the scrub and helps invigorate the senses, but it's worth noting in case you're sensitive to this scent.

Where Is the Beia Bikini & Body Scrub Available?

The Beia Bikini & Body Scrub is available at and Neiman Marcus.