Ingrown hairs got you down? It’s the summer time, and if you’re shaving or waxing more often, chances are you’ve dealt with this pesky problem. Luckily, you don’t need to go out and spend a ton of money on expensive treatments to take care of them. This ingrown hair sugar scrub can be made with things you’ve already got at home!
Exfoliation is the key to fighting off ingrowns. They’re caused when hair gets trapped just beneath the skins surface, and it needs a little extra help breaking through. Natural exfoliation with sugar, combined with the right ingredients to fight dry skin, bacterial build-up, and inflammation, will help you get rid of the problem.
There are only a few ingredients in my DIY sugar scrub: sugar, coconut oil, lemon juice, honey, and tea tree oil. Coconut oil and honey are natural emollients which moisturize and soften the skin, while the acid from lemon juice will help clarify and chemically exfoliate even further to reveal a smooth, soft texture.
Tea tree oil has been found to be a natural antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory, so it will help kill off any bacteria and reduce build-up in the pores that are causing your in-grown hairs. Not only that, but it will also reduce inflammation and swelling of the bumps!
To make my ingrown hair sugar scrub, follow the recipe below.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- juice of one lemon (can sub 20 drops lemon essential oil if desired)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 20 drops tea tree oil
- Combine all ingredients in a small jar or bowl and use on the affected area in the shower, rubbing in circular motions to loosen the skin. Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry. Use this scrub once daily for best results. Always perform a test patch on your skin beforehand to check for adverse reactions.
That’s it! We hope this treatment gives you the confidence to rock those summer dresses for the rest of the season.