I love smooth skin. Smooth, soft skin.
I hate ingrown hairs; they used to plague my life. My hair removal history: I used to wax and use an epilator. Yes, the kind that yank the hair out at the root. I loved this particular torture device because, unlike waxing, it was cheap (like getting waxed at a spa) and not at all messy (waxing yourself at home.) What I didn't like about this method--the ingrowns. Over the years, I started picking at them and scarring my legs. It got really bad.
I hated shaving so much, so decided to get laser hair removal. I then have had to keep my legs either out of the sun or with at least SPF 50 on them. The lighter the skin, the less chance the laser will burn the skin. The good thing about that is that after two summers of that, my scars have faded and disappeared. I just use a good self tanner on them now...I will tell more about my favorite in a later post.
Now, I shave the remaining hairs (laser removal is NOT permanent removal of all hair, just so you know.) I always use a sharp razor, and rely heavily on this miracle cream. Yes, it is technically a foot cream. I found it a couple of years ago researching ingredients in expensive ingrown hair solutions. This has 12% glycolic acid, an extremely effective exfoliant. This stuff is truly amazing on the feet, for ingrowns, on elbows, on really any bumpy skin. Anytime I see an ingrown declaring war on me again, I slap this stuff on. And win the war yet again. Smooth, soft skin for only $8!!