Get Bikini Ready This Summer

It used to be that being ‘bikini-ready’ was a term reserved for the annual summer getaway, but if you think about it, there are plenty of reasons to buff-up your bikini line and rid yourself of stubborn ingrown hairs and dark spots. Think about it — there’s Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, his birthday, your birthday, the spontaneous late night out — the list goes on and on.

Its so much more common for women to trim, shave, or wax their bikini line (and then some). Some women approach shaving and waxing carefully because they may develop ingrown hairs, folliculitis, or dark spots from the ingrown hairs.

Kare MD Skin Health has introduced Melapads Daily Exfoliating Pads to help tackle your ingrown hair problem and reduce the appearance of dark spots and folliculitis from the ingrown hairs. Used twice daily before and after shaving or waxing, the gentle daily exfoliant can help reduce folliculitis and the development of ingrown hair marks.

Melapads contain alpha and beta hydroxy acids, kojic acid, and natural anti-inflammatory extracts to gentle exfoliate skin that can contribute to ingrown hairs. Kojic acid is a powerful non-hydroquinone based skin lightener that can further improve skin tone and reduce the onset and duration of dark spots.

What Causes Ingrown Hairs?
Ingrown hairs on the bikini line are usually caused by folliculitis and inflammation; or as a result of the hair shaft growing out at an angle. In either case, the hair shaft gets stuck underneath the skin and starts to curl up. Once inflammation sets in, the ingrown hair begins to look a little pink and red, ultimately causing a brown spot in women with darker skin.

Solutions For Bikini Bumps
Prevention is key. There are many different ways to free your bikini line from annoying skin bumps and dark scars. Most importantly, dermatologists and skin specialists recommend daily exfoliation. Melapads contain sixty pre-soaked Daily Exfoliating Pads that can be used twice daily to remedy your ingrown hairs. It’s important that you use the pads before and after shaving or waxing. The exfoliating pads gently wisk away impurities within the hair follicle, allowing the hair shaft to grow outwards from the skin unhindered.

In addition, you should always shave or wax in the direction of the hair shaft rather than against it. Avoid dry shaving or waxing, and moisturize your skin with a non-comedogenic moisturizer. Warm water or warm soaks can also soften the hair follicles prior to your bikini trimming. If you have dry and chapped skin after shaving or waxing, try a ceramide cream such as Elevase Moisture Booster by Kare MD Skin Health. Elevase contains a combination of natural herbal extracts that can soothe irritated skin and opti-ceramides that can strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier function.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kare MD Skin Health. Thank you for supporting posts that keep Style For Mankind running!


Monika said...

Interesting post:) I look forward to the summer:)

jeanne christine said...

First time I'm hearing about melapads. Cool!


Nastya Deutsch said...

Very gentle and beautiful!

With love, Nastya Deutsch ♥


Launna said...

Nice product... thankfully I don't have to worry about a bikini any longer xox

Jackie Harrison said...

Those pads sound amazing.

De. said...

Interesting pads:) kiss


Hekyma _ said...

Thanks for sharing ! It seems very interesting !


Simone Mars said...

nice products!!

Rosanna Briguglio said...

The pads sound really interesting! Thanks for including them in your blog post :)
Rosanna x
Rose’s Rooftop

Rachel-Beth said...

The pads sound great :) Also love the bikini in the picture- so stunning

Rachel xx

Bash Harry said...

Wow, those pads sound so interesting. Great post! <3

xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

Rafaela S. said...

Seems an amazing products!!!


Elisa Zanetti said...

I need to try these pads!
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Valerie Beauvois said...

I know this pads : it's a nice solution to boost the bikini ... ;) xox http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

Ana Paixão said...

love it <3


Rita Aflyatunova said...

Great post, love it!

Rita Aflyatunova said...

Great post, love it!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Great to know about these! Thanks for the intro!

Rowena @ rolala loves

mariafelicia magno said...

thanks for sharing...this is so interesting

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: fabulous product. Keep in touch

Jeanne said...

This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing Kenny!

Lauren said...

Cannot wait for bikini season! Thanks for sharing, this was an interesting post!


Amy's Fashion Blog said...

Thanks for sharing this product.


Estrella said...

A mí me gustaría saber qué crema se da la modelo con el vientre ¡tan plano!


Mikey T said...

perfect! Honestly so resourceful for many of my girl friends x
- mikeystyle.com

Keisha Ramsay said...

I am so looking foward to beach weather! These pads sound amazing...thank yo so much for sharing.

Keisha xo

Sakura Beauty said...

Perfect collection! Thank you so much!