Ingrown hairs (caused by follicles trapped by dead skin, ICYWW) are the absolute worst—the bane of our quest for smooth, stubble-free skin. And while that’s especially true during the summer, aka bikini season, it’s also worth noting that these painful bumps can sprout up any time of year. While there are ways to reduce your chances of getting them, like regular exfoliation, the key to treating and preventing ingrown hairs actually comes from our go-to waxing salon, European Wax Center®. The product in question?
A closely guarded editor secret we’re willing to let you in on…
What It Is:
European Wax Center® Smooth Me Ingrown Hair Wipes ($26.50) are single-use wipes made for preventing and treating ingrown hairs. Use once a day to prevent ingrown hairs or twice a day to treat existing breakouts. (Always use them post-wax.)
Why We Need to Have It:
Ingrown hairs are pesky, but these soothing wipes (made with the brand’s proprietary Comfort Blend® and alpha and beta hydroxy acids) not only treat, calm, and nourish unsightly bumps, but also prevent them from popping up in the first place. Plus they’re portable, meaning you can use them whenever, wherever—even while on vacation.