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No More Ingrown Hairs or Razor Burn

The summer sun is here and you’re wearing more skirts and shorts. If you didn’t spend the whole winter waxing, (like I did) you’ll be shaving more. My leg skin is weird, it is SUPER sensitive and I’m always trying to liberate the ingrown hairs. I also find that my lower legs don’t tan, it all happens on my upper thighs…weird.

There are tons of different types of products that promise to save you from razor burn and ingrown hairs. They all seem super expensive and who has the time?! I want pretty skin now. lol. I did a little bit of research and did some serious legwork. I have reverse engineered a few of these products to give you a homemade recipe. If you have sensitive skin or if you routinely get razor burn or suffer from ingrown hairs, this home made recipe can help. You can also try it on your acne or as an exfoliation treatment. It works to take off your rogue self-tanner as well. I gave this recipe to a few of my friends who are dancers and they LOVED it. (And who shaves more than strippers, right?)


Uncoated aspirin
70% alcohol
Witch Hazel
A measuring cup or bottle
2 bottles used to shake mixtures
1 8oz or more bottle or container to keep finished product

1. Pour 5.5oz of 70% alcohol into one bottle.
2. Drop 18 uncoated aspirin into the alcohol. Cap bottle and shake.
3. Pour 2.5oz of witch hazel into the second bottle.
4. Drop 8 uncoated aspirin into the witch hazel. Cap bottle and shake.
5. Wait awhile (30 minutes to a whole day) for the aspirin to dissolve in the liquids. Shake periodically to help dissolve aspirin and mix. NOTE: not all of the aspirin will dissolve. That’s ok- some of it never will.
6. Now combine both the alcohol and witch hazel mixtures together into one bottle. Make sure you shake it up before you pour them out so you also get the aspirin residue into the new bottle.

So, go nuts. Try it before or after, see which works better for you. I have been using this stuff after I wash my face, twice a day. My skin is hella soft and it seems to have cleared up a bit. I also heard that it can be used as a deodorant…Who knew. Mix up a batch and let me know what you think.

Wear those shorts with pride!



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