Do you suffer from PCOS? Do you have facial hair and suffer from extensive acne scarring? Then keep on reading. In this blog post I’m going to discuss my personal routine that helps me manage both my excess facial hair and scarring.
Now before I get into this, I’ll let you know that I got laser hair removal on my sideburns in 2015. Though it was great for a while, it wasn’t long until I experienced regrowth. But instead of the hair growing back on my sideburns, it regrew on my chin and neck. If you’d like to read all about my experience, check out my blog post ‘Why I regret getting laser hair removal‘.
Since my new found neck and chin hair, I’ve had to come up with a new skincare routine. Unlike sideburns, neck and chin hair is not something that I can leave to just grow out. It’s embarrassing, so I HAVE to remove the hair. The problem with that is the scarring I get from hair removal, because of the ingrown hairs I suffer from as a result. So to combat this, I needed to find a routine that would help to minimise ingrown hairs, and in return the scarring.
Step by Step
1. Cleanse Your Face
First I clean my face using a facial cleansing wipe. You don’t have to do a full cleansing routine, but you can if you wish.
Brand: Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes
Price: £1.59 (was £3.59)
Where I buy: Superdrug
2. Apply Hair Removal Cream
Second I apply veet hair removal cream to the areas where I have facial hair. I leave it on for approx 5minutes and then remove it thoroughly with warm water.
Warning: If you’re going to use hair removal cream as your hair removal method then please use it carefully. If it starts to burn or irritate the skin then remove it straight away. Removal cream is a form of acid and can burn the skin if you leave it on for too long or if used improperly. Other hair removal methods you can try are waxing and shaving.
Brand: Veet 5 Minute Cream For Sensitive Skin
Where I buy: Superdrug.
3. Exfoliate Your Skin
The third step is to exfoliate the area. I do this everyday because the scars that I get is caused from ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs causes pimples, which then turns into scarring. I damp my face, apply some tea tree oil to the brush and then spin it on my face. Ill go over the areas where i tend to get the ingrown hairs and the scars. Once thats done i’ll rinse my face off with warm water. tea tree oil skin clearing facial wash.
Brand: Vanity Planet Complete Face & Body Cleansing System
Where I buy: Vanity Planet
4. Apply Your Products
The final step I do is apply my Tea Tree Oil Mattifying Lotion. I use various products from The Body Shops tea tree oil range but for this particular routine, I only use the mattifying lotion. The reason being is that some products can burn straight after shaving, waxing or using hair removal cream so I tend to stay away.
Brand: The Body Shop, Tea Tree Oil Mattifying Lotiom
Where I buy: The Body Shop
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Do you suffer from PCOS? How do you manage your excess facial hair?