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Ingrown Hair Solutions For Men

Dear Sugar,
I have awful ingrown hairs when I shave and in between shaves. These big, red bumps from all over my jaw line and neck and they look terrible. I am in the Navy, so I must shave everyday. It's starting to affect my self-esteem because it's so gross looking. I've tried everything from anti-bump shaving creams to a dozen different type of razors, but nothing seems to help. Do you have any suggestions? Irritated Ian


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Dear Irritated Ian
You've got to exfoliate. The hairs are ingrown because the follicles are growing in curled and skin is forming over them. I know that it's painful, but sloth it on and rub each day in the shower. When you get out, dab on some of YonKa's famous Juvenil. This highly effective (and non-stinging) solution (that smells great and not girly at all) has a super strong antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients to help fight pimples, redness and ingrown hairs.

After you apply the Juvenil, dab on some of YonKa's Creme 11. This will help the redness tremendously. The plant extracts in this cream help to combat irritations on sensitive skin. Creme 11 also helps to prevent any escalating redness and it tones down irritated and upset skin.

These products are amazing and they are simply packaged so you will feel comfortable carrying them around in your bag around your Navy buddies.

Some other suggestions are to use an electric razor. If you can use them in the Navy and if your skin can handle it - they are less harsh. Also, see how your skin reacts to using a little bit of witch hazel after shaving. Apply it with a cotton ball and wait a few minutes. This might help soothe your skin a great deal.

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slyxsoy slyxsoy 9 years
that happens to my boyfriend also.. and he's in the navy too actually.. i'll have to tell him about how he might be able to help it =)
lesocialite lesocialite 10 years
ahh. i've seen that before. it looks real painful, and i never really knew whatit was.
yayita yayita 10 years
Use a rake
Scribe85 Scribe85 10 years
I recommend High Time Bump Stopper-2, double strength. It's pretty inexpensive at under five dollars.
heatherp heatherp 10 years
try to experiment with different razors - some of hte double or triple blades with moisture strips will be more gentle on your skin.
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 10 years
ewww....gross pix Sugar!
yayita yayita 10 years
LOL At0xx I had no idea we had boys up in here :) Thats sweet.... are they gay? Yeah t0xxic its goes up and down all day.. I sont know whats happening.
mle983 mle983 10 years
and arthur and jetsetvince sometimes, too.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Oh and do u know its doing what it did to u last week to me? I had 556 earlier in post now its 540 tartar sauce
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Yaya there is aaron and brian and Diesil theres a few.
yayita yayita 10 years
wow, we have dudes on sugar?? never met one :)
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