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Any tips for healing red marks/bumps?

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MyNameIsInigoMontoya Mon 17-Nov-14 23:35:43

Just wondering if anyone's got good advice. I had an attack of ingrown hairs on my legs a while ago, and while I've pretty much sorted the problem out now, the red dots where they used to be are taking ages to clear up. My legs are naturally quite pale too, which doesn't help, and I will need to wear a dress soon! I also have the same problem with a few old spots on my face/shoulders too, where the spots themselves are long gone but the red marks haven't yet faded.

Do you know of anything that's good for sorting out the redness that's left afterwards? I know I could probably make them a bit less noticeable with fake tan etc, but I would prefer to find a permanent solution if possible, rather than just covering it up. Thank you!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 18-Nov-14 00:20:16

Healgel?

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Tue 18-Nov-14 00:39:15

Ooh never heard of it but will google, thanks!

appleblossom23 Tue 18-Nov-14 11:57:14

I've had loads of bother with ingrown hairs too and have recently found a body lotion by dove that's helping. It's got aha's in it which gently exfoliate your skin. I've noticed that my skin is a lot softer and that the marks from previous ingrowns are fading. The cream is part of the pro-age range - have a look at the bottle, you want the one which says it has aha in it, there are a few that don't. That plus regular exfoliation with a body brush or scrub or the dermaflannel (recommended on here!) have improved my legs no end. HTH xx

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Tue 18-Nov-14 15:20:01

Ah thanks appleblossom I will look into that too.

I already tried scrubbing with microfibre cloths (cheaper version of dermaflannel) and it did help a bit with the ingrown hairs I think but didn't seem to fix the redness afterwards.

I did google the Healgel too, although the website doesn't really say much about what it does. I did grin (or possibly wince) at the bit about being developed by cosmetic surgeons using "cutting-edge" research though!

appleblossom23 Tue 18-Nov-14 16:17:10

Yeah I googled the heal gel too and though I'm not a cutting edge surgeon ( wink ) I wasn't blown away by the ingredients. I like to know what's in the stuff I'm buying and, for example, arnica is a bit snake oil-ey for me. If people have used it and liked it, fair enough. I do love my dermaflannel though. It's epic!!

Justgotosleepnow Wed 19-Nov-14 04:58:23

For your legs body have you tried palmers coca butter lotion? I find it's the best for keeping in growing hairs at bay. For the face it sounds like you might need a peel or lazering. For which you need a good facialist.

avagosling Wed 19-Nov-14 12:22:00

Or pure shea butter for prevention, works a charm.
For reed marks rosehip should be really good, it's rejuvenating and calming, really helps when i have a breakout.

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Thu 20-Nov-14 00:31:57

Thanks v much, I will try those - esp Palmers/shea butter which sound like nice cheap things to try first (and Palmers smells fab too) and then I can give the others a go if they don't help!

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