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Broken leg & ingrown hairs... (help but possibly TMI!)
I've had my leg cast removed a couple of days ago after 6 weeks, and the leg is covered in dead skin which is taking a while to come off. I also have lots of ingrown hairs due to being unable to shed the dead skin, and I can't wax for a while yet either as the skin is quite tender.
Does anyone have any recommendations for gentle exfoliants or other solutions for the ingrown hairs? I've tried my usual face scrub, which has gotten some of the skin off but done nothing for the hair. Thanks!
The easiest thing is probably just to sit in the bath for an hour or so with your leg underwater. The dead dry skin will soften and can then just easily be scraped off. It will be a bit gross. There will be a lot of it. Then gentle moisturising after as it will be tender.
Well I never knew that about aspirin! I love Mumsnet for this, it's felt a bit rubbish recovering at home with only DH to help me have a basic shower (although he tries his best!). Thank you all for all of your ideas and best wishes, I'm going to give as many a go as possible given I don't have much to do while I'm healing up. On the plus side I've had loads of time to have a clear out of my beauty stash - might have a look at the suggestions for new stuff in the most recent threads while I'm at it...
I ended up in a full leg cast (hip to toes) for three months - I literally spent two hours in the bath the day it came off and then just scrapped the dead skin gunk off...it was nasty but effective 😷😷😷
I dont have a bath unfortunately and most of the local hotels just have showers as well - I'm cursing my tiny bathroom but a proper soaking in a long shower is starting to do the trick (plus peeling the dead skin off in front of the telly, gross but satisfying)