Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/06/2016 -- Green City Beauty's Ashley Richardson, founder and owner of Philadelphia's preferred salon for waxing alternatives, recently spoke with Philadelphia Magazine writer Lauren McGrath about summer skincare tips. Namely, Richardson doled out advice on how to prevent ingrown hairs, which plague so many women who shave or wax their bikini lines in preparation for summer. The article was recently featured in Philadelphia Magazine's online Shoppist section.
In the article, Richardson notes that the primary cause of ingrown hairs is the persistence of dead skin cells in the bikini area. When hair that has been removed starts to grow back, she says, the dead skin can trap hairs beneath the surface, causing red, itchy bumps that make bikini lines look less than appealing. To prevent this problem, Richardson recommends a two-step process.
First, Richardson says, exfoliate by washing the bikini area every day in the shower. Her favorite is her very own Green City Beauty bar soap, which is formulated with green tea leaves and tea tree oil. Gently exfoliating with a fresh washcloth to slough off dead skin cells is another great option. Then, after cleansing, apply a healing serum to the bikini area. Richardson recommends Annmarie Gianni Repair Serum, which is made with licorice root extract to correct hyper-pigmentation, or another serum that includes exfoliating or active ingredients like alpha/beta hydroxy acids; willow bark is a great natural form of beta hydroxyl acids.
It should also be noted that sugaring, which is offered by Green City Beauty in Philadelphia, is one of the best alternatives to waxing. Sugaring is a natural, gentle technique that removes unwanted hair at the root in the direction that it grows, resulting in thinner, refined hair over time, which in turn reduces the risk of ingrown hairs. Sugaring also removes dead skin cells, revealing fresh skin underneath and creating better conditions for an attractive bikini line.
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About Green City Beauty
Green City Beauty was created to bring the ancient technique of sugaring and healthy skin to the Greater Philadelphia area. The sugaring specialists at Green City Beauty have been trained by renowned sugaring experts in Los Angeles and have spent hours perfecting their craft. The company focuses on providing all-natural alternatives for hair removal and skin conditioning, and serves as the perfect combination of clinical and natural skin care options for the conscious consumer. Their techniques work to maintain the skin from the inside out. All of the products used and sold at the location have been thoroughly researched to offer only the best professional and natural skin care options.
For more information on Green City, visit http://www.greencitybeauty.com.