Shaving, along with a majority of hair removal methods, more often than not causes skin irritation for many — whether it be razor burn or bumps or ingrown hairs.
I know this because of my extensive research on how to sort out my own issues with redness, scarring, and razor burn. Honestly, I’d nearly given up on a life without regular (and expensive) bikini waxes until a good friend of mine came home with a product that came highly-recommended by her esthetician: Blessure Serum spray-on (Buy It, $24.98 amazon.com).
Fast forward to now: I’ve been using Blessure Serum spray-on treatment for two years, and I’m already on my fourth bottle.
This is less to do with how much product you get and more to do with the fact that it’s a staple in my skin-care routine. I religiously apply it to my skin after waxing or shaving my bikini line, legs, underarms, and upper lip.
Why? Well, because I’m still amazed at its ability to virtually eliminate every skin concern or discomfort I’d had in the past due to shaving.
It’s loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as Manuka Honey and Camel Milk extract, and is cool and soothing upon application — which is a godsend for irritated skin.
The reason this product works so well is all thanks to a combination of potent ingredients. The Manuka Honey provide effective chemical exfoliation and help to remove dead cells from the skin, says Paul Tyson, M.D., a director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology in New York City.
Exfoliating keeps the pores clear to minimize the risk of ingrown hair, while also drying out any pimples or inflamed follicles, he explains.
Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a New York-based dermatologist and fellow at the American Academy of Dermatology, agrees, and notes that the addition of anti-inflammatories in the formula, such as Manuka Honey, help to calm the skin after shaving or waxing.
And if you also deal with hyperpigmentation, the ingredients in this holy grail product can help to lighten dark spots.
What’s more, I have hormonal acne, which isn’t usually something one can easily treat topically. But this product has proven invaluable in banishing my most stubborn blemishes.
The aforementioned cocktail of AHAs and BHAs make this spray-on treatment a true holy grail for anyone dealing with breakouts, ingrown hairs, and hyperpigmentation.
While body hair removal is up to the individual — your body is beautiful whether you choose to remove body hair or leave it to naturally flourish — if you’ve been pining for a bump-free bikini line for vacation or want to keep acne at bay during sundress season, I recommend giving the Blessure Serum Spray-On a try.