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Ingrown Hair SOS!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Ingrown Hair SOS!There’s nothing more irritating — not to mention painful — than discovering an unsightly ingrown hair has set up shop underneath your skin. Ingrown hairs are raised, pus-filled red bumps that occur when dead skin becomes trapped inside the hair follicle, forcing the hair to grow underneath the skin. Though sometimes, ingrown hairs, just like zits, can go away in their own time, if left to their own devices for too long there is a chance they could become infected and lead to scarring. So remember: hands off! We’ll show you the steps and products you’ll need to banish ingrown hairs for good.

Often, the best way to treat ingrown hairs is to prevent them from showing up in the first place. This means taking your time when shaving, and using a high-quality shaving cream. For ladies, I like the Whish Coconut Milk Shave Cream with Hair Inhibitor, which is perfect for sensitive skin and is formulated to ensure it won’t dry out skin. For the gentlemen, I’d recommend anything from The Art of Shaving, especially their luxurious Sandalwood Essential Oil Shaving Cream. If you really want to indulge, treat yourself to a complete shaving overhaul by picking up their Starter Kit, which includes a shaving brush, pre-shave oil, shaving cream, and aftershave balm. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even apply Dermalogica’s Pre-Shave Guard before you get started. It’s marketed towards men, but women can certainly benefit from it as well. Of course, certain types of hair, especially coarse and curly locks, are more prone to ingrown hairs than finer strands.

After shaving, immediately apply a balm to the area. I have two favorites to ensure post-shaving bliss. The first is Dermalogica’s Post-Shave Balm, which is formulated to specifically prevent ingrown hairs and is fragrance-free. If I’m in the mood for something a bit scented, I slather on Shaveworks’ Cool Fix, which helps to free trapped hair as well as to kill any bacteria underneath the skin.

Still, sometimes you can do everything right and still get an ingrown hair, especially if you have sensitive skin. If one shows up, we recommend not trying to dig it out yourself. If you just can’t resist, be sure to place a hot towel on the affected area to open the pores and soothe the skin, then remove the hair with tweezers like the ones in this Anthony grooming tool kit. Still, it’s really better to see a doctor, who may recommend antibiotics or other medication to reduce swelling and prevent infection.

Don’t let an ingrown hair get in the way of a day at the beach this summer!

Waxing Do’s and Don’ts

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Waxing Do's and Don'tsTired of the constant expense of disposable razors, the pain of knicks and cuts, and the constant acrobatic display of flexibility while shaving in a tiny shower? Then it’s time you venture into the smooth world of waxing. If you’re a waxing newbie, here are a few things you need to know to get the most out of your waxing appointment.

Don’t Apply Ice Before Waxing

Having a frozen and numb area sounds appealing, especially if you’re getting a bikini wax. But having ice applied to your skin is actually one of the worst things you can do because the ice is going to constrict your pores. Constriction=tightening, and you don’t want your skin clinging to those hairs any more than they already are. If you’re getting a bikini wax, the last thing you want to see is your technician pull out the tweezers to get out any “difficult” hairs. We’re crossing our legs just thinking about it.

Do Wear Loose Fitting Clothing

Trust us on this one: no matter where you’re being waxed, you don’t want tight clothes rubbing on angry skin. This is especially true if you are getting a bikini wax. Skip the cute undies and go for billowing granny panties. Even better is to go commando under a generously sized skirt. You’ll thank yourself when you’re waddling out of the office. Tight clothes chafe skin raw and can lead to ingrown hairs. If you find yourself getting ingrowns, try an ingrown hair product.

Don’t Shave Between Sessions

If you’re wanting to be a full time waxer, you’re going to have to ditch the razor for good. Your hair will probably come back in thicker after a wax, and if your hair is short and stubbly, the wax isn’t going to be able to remove as much of it, making for a messy and patchy wax job. Keep your waxing appointments consistently, and you won’t feel the need to get a quick shave in between sessions.

Do Take Some Pain Relief

Nobody likes a hero, and you’re not getting any medals by bearing an intense waxing without any medicinal relief. Pop some ibuprofen or acetaminophen 30 to 45 minutes before your appointment. This will help with swelling and discomfort afterwards. You can do this no matter where you’re getting waxed, but seasoned waxees agree this works best when you’re getting body waxed.

Don’t let your first waxing session turn into that “Kelly Clarkson!” moment (you know what we’re talking about). With some proper pre-care and careful care after waxing, you can have a smooth, hair free body without the tears.

Five useful tips for at-home wax jobs

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

At-home waxing doesn't have to be a pain!If you're the DIY type who likes to save money by skipping trips to the salon, you may have some experience with at-home waxing. Kits like MOOM – Organic Hair Removal Kit with Rose Essence (Spa Formula) make it a relatively simple process, but if you're not taking a few precautions beforehand, you might not be getting the results you expected. Here are five tips for better waxing.

1. Let it grow. It kind of sucks, but hair needs to be at least 1/4 of an inch before you wax so the formula can get a good grip.

2. Exfoliation is necessary. To get a smooth wax, exfoliate the day before with Dermalogica – The Ultimate Buffing Cloth, then once again right before you wax.

3. Don't wax right before a big event. Glamour Magazine's beauty blog points out that irritation and ingrowns can happen right after, and you don't want to bare those.

4. Test the temperature. Can you imagine spreading burning hot wax on your legs by accident? Check the temp on your wrist first.

5. Smooth it on in the direction of hair growth. This will ensure that the hairs are all going in the same direction, so you can pull the opposite way when removing the strips.

The annoying process of shaving your knees

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Get rid of that annoying patch of knee hair for good!Glamour magazine's beauty blog recently posted an article griping about the annoyance of shaving your knees. It seems like no matter what you do, there's always that elusive strip of hair that somehow manages to sneak away from your razor. Annoying, right?

The fact that knees are bony and have a more complicated surface than your legs definitely accounts for those stray hairs. So does the fact that often times, the hairs on your knees grow in different directions, so you can't always get them if you just do a couple of upward strokes.

If you use a moisturizer like Whish – Lavender Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel on your knees, you'll find that your hair growth will slow down, which means you're less likely to have knee stubble after every shave.

You could also skip the whole shaving thing and go with a waxing kit like MOOM – Organic Hair Removal Kit with Tea Tree (Classic). As long as you focus a little extra attention on your knees, they should be just as smooth as the rest of your legs when you're done.

Ladies can’t live without MOOM waxing kits

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Ladies can't live without MOOM waxing kitsMany of you may have never heard of this beauty brand, but according to, Amazon reported that Moom Express Pre-Waxed Strips For Face and Bikini are one of six top-selling products on their website.

These natural wax strips come with chamomile and lavender botanicals to soothe the delicate skin on your face and bikini area while providing a thoroughly effective hair removal treatment. The ready-to-use strips remove hair along with the root, which means you’ll enjoy silky smooth skin for up to two months. It’s easy enough for first-time users and those on the go, which leaves little wonder why these kits are selling like hot-cakes.

Additionally, the product’s formula comes with natural finishing oil that contains jojoba and cucumber oil, which soothes, moisturizes and helps remove left-over wax, making it a great option for those with sensitive skin.

MOOM also sells other top-quality hair removal products, such as its Organic Hair Removal Kit with Tea Tree and its For Men Hair Removal System Kit.

Model creates stir with unshaven legs

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Model creates stir with unshaven legsRecently, the blogs have been buzzing about a particularly hair-raising subject. Model Natalia Vodianova recently stepped out at a party in London wearing a stunning gold dress that featured an up-to-there slit. So, what’s the big deal? The Russian beauty didn’t shave her legs before the big event.

And while some critics are celebrating her for her free-spirited appearance, others came down hard on Vodianova. called her look “a total buzzkill.”

Of course, ladies don’t have to shave their legs before sporting an ensemble that bares their gams, but many gals may prefer smooth stems. Luckily, there are a plethora of products available to help women achieve silky, hair-free legs.

Moom Organic Hair Removal Kit enables women to wax away unwanted hair quickly and easily as the product gently conditions skin. Ladies who prefer shaving should use a rich lotion, such as Whish Shave Crave Shave Cream, which soothes and moisturizes skin.

Those who use depilatories may want to stock up on Sothys Thalassothys Softening Post-Depilatory Care, a cream that is formulated to slow hair growth between removals.

Easy way to look your best, with a little help from Tweezerman

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Easy way to look your best, with a little help from TweezermanLet’s face it, as much as we’d like to dream about it, almost none of us has the time (or money) for a stunning beauty makeover. However, creating a fresh-looking appearance doesn’t have to be that difficult. In fact, there is one feature that women may often overlook, but can make a woman’s face look instantly improved.

“Once a week, I take a good stare in the mirror and pluck a few strays to keep up my brows’ shape. I feel so much more polished. It’s crazy what a big impact a few hairs can make!” Allure beauty news editor Heather Muir wrote on the publication’s website.

Tweezerman provides a plethora of products to make maintaining brows super easy. Ladies with fine hairs may prefer the Point Tweezers, which easily grasp on to the smallest of hairs, while gals with bushier brows can use the classic Slant Tweezers.

The company also offers items to make the plucking process less painful. Tweezerman After Tweeze Soothing Cream is formulated to relieve the sting that usually comes with removing those pesky eyebrow hairs.

With the right tools, and without having to fear that pesky post-pluck irritation, maintaining perfect arches will be a breeze, and you’ll easily be able to boast a fantastically fresh-faced look.

How to prevent the side-effects of shaving

Monday, October 11th, 2010

How to prevent the side-effects of shavingWhile there are a wide range of hair removal techniques, few can argue that the fastest (and easiest!) way to get rid of unwanted hair is shaving. However, shaving can often cause ingrown hairs, bumps and fast-growing stubble.

But women who don't have the time to wax and must pick up a razor instead can take a few steps to ward off the uncomfortable side effects that often accompany shaving.

Before using your razor, slather on a deep-conditioner. "Conditioner lowers the hair's pH and smooths its cuticle, making it less brittle and apt to break," Jeannette Graf, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, told Allure magazine.

Additionally, the news source recommends using an antibiotic ointment instead of soap or shaving cream, as the medicated formula "allows the razor to glide easily and takes care of the bacteria that can cause bumps."

And while shaving can cause minor nicks, women can use a treatment like L'Occitane Cade Alum Shaving Stick, which is formulated to help stop bleeding and acts as an effective astringent.

Kelly Osbourne talks about her first experience with at-home waxing kits

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Kelly Osbourne talks about her first experience with at-home waxing kitsWhile some women may be shy to bring up the topic of female facial hair, there is one famous gal who isn't afraid to speak about the trials and tribulations of waxing – Kelly Osbourne.

On a recent episode of Lopez Tonight, Kelly spoke openly about her mother, Sharon, burning her upper lip in an attempt to wax Kelly's face when she was 13-years old.

"When I was a kid she got a home waxing kit and I was the crash test dummy," Kelly told host George Lopez. "The wax was so hot that it burned me… By the time she pulled the wax off, my skin went with it and I had to go to school with a scab mustache."

And it seems that Sharon's error had lasting results.

"Now I have a mustache that I have to wax that I blame my mom for!" Kelly added, laughing.

Luckily, at-home waxing kits have advanced since Kelly, now 25, was 13. MOOM Express Pre Waxed Strips for Face and Bikini boast wax that melts with your body temperature, so that you won't burn your flesh.

However, if you do experience irritation, there are a multitude of products formulated to soothe skin, such as Tweezerman After Tweeze Soothing Cream, which minimizes tenderness after tweezing or waxing your brows.

Do-it-yourself solutions for removing unwanted hair

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Do-it-yourself solutions for removing unwanted hairHair removal can be overwhelming for women, especially when tackling the delicate areas of one’s face. From eyebrows to upper lips, what are the best, do-it-yourself ways to rid skin of excess hair?

According to, eyebrows can be easily maintained with simple tweezing, as long as you have the right tools at your disposal – a white pencil and a good pair of tweezers.

“Hold the pencil against the side of your nose and put a line where it hits your eyebrow,” the website suggests. “Tilt the pencil diagonally so it touches the outer corner of your eye and mark that spot [as these will be your brows’ parameters]…Finally, put a dot just above the outside of your iris – that should be the highest point of your arch.”

Once you have connected the dots and marked your brows, use a sturdy but precise pair of tweezers, such as Tweezerman Slant Tweezers.

To eliminate superfluous upper lip hair, women could easily wax stray strands away, but the news source reminds women to stick to low-temperature products intended specifically for facial use, as wax kits designed for other body parts can burn the face. Moom Express Pre Waxed Strips for Face & Bikini require no additional heating as the product melts with your body temperature and comes with a cucumber and jojoba finishing oil to soothe and moisturize skin.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19920745-ADNFCR