I've been dealing with a major beauty related problem and it's all my boyfriend's fault. Okay, it's not really his fault it's his beard's. See, he has super thick curly hair and doesn't shave daily because he gets ingrowns if he does. Translation: I'm left kissing someone with a face that feels a little like sandpaper, and my skin has been freaking out as a result (red, bumpy, etc). Check out how to solve any sticky beauty situation.
I wanted to save my skin from the trauma, but I certainly wasn't going to stop kissing him. So I decided to go to a pro. I made my BF an appointment for a professional shave at the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa in New York City. Not only did he love it (hint: get your guy one for a special occasion), I was able to get some tips from Reesa Lovelace, the salon's master barber, on how to help him avoid ingrowns so he can shave more often and keep his skin soft. See how to get rid of ingrown hairs on your bikini line. Read below and then help your guy master them so you'll never have to suffer from beard burn again!
1. Make sure he moisturizes twice a day. Most guys don't and it makes the skin rough. And the tougher the skin, the more it's going to hurt for him to shave. He'll love Nivea for Men Sensitive Lotion ($5 at drugstore.com) because it hydrates without leaving a greasy residue behind.
2. Tell him to shave right after he gets out of the shower when the bathroom's still steamy the wet heat helps soften his hair, making it easier for the razor to skim the skin.
3. Get him an aftershave that doesn't have alcohol in it. The alcohol dries out his skin, making it coarse (and you don't want that rubbing against your face!).
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