Ingrown hairs can be very annoying and embarrassing. Many of us have had to with ingrown hairs on some parts of our body, and they can be a pain to get rid of, so prevention is the way to go. Ingrown hairs happen when the hair curls and grow back into the skin, just underneath the surface. These annoying little things usually appear as a swollen spot. They are uncomfortable and annoying, and you are very lucky if you haven’t had to deal with them. Ingrown hairs can happen anywhere, from your chin and legs, to your underarms and bikini line.
Here are 5 ways you could get rid of your ingrown hairs –
Laser hair removal treatment
Having a laser hair removal treatment will reduce the ingrown hairs as the treatment uses laser light pulses to destroy hair follicles. If you are dealing with hairs growing in areas you rather they don’t and ingrown hairs, you should consider having this treatment done. I have had 6 sessions of laser hair removal treatment and it is so worth it.
You should aim to exfoliate at least once a week. This will get rid of dead skin, excess oil and stop the skin from clogging. Dead skin cells clog the skin and this clogging can force hairs to grown sideways, which will lead to ingrown hairs. So exfoliating regularly will stop this from happening, as there won’t be a build up of dead skin cells.
If you do find yourself dealing with ingrown hairs, make sure you don’t feel tempted to squeeze. That would only make it worse and it could lead to a bacteria infection. The best thing to do with ingrown hairs when you have them is to leave them alone. They usually disappear within a few days if left alone.
Use a hair removal cream
Using a hair removal cream can help prevent ingrown hairs. Shaving tends to trigger ingrown hairs the most when compared with other hair removal processes because the hair grows back with a sharper edge and easy to grow back into the skin when you shave.
Take care of your skin
Taking care of your skin prevents many skin problems including ingrown hairs. Using the right cleanser, makeup remover, body wash, moisturiser, and so on, helps your skin stay healthy. You should pay special attention to your skin after shaving, threading, waxing or after a hair removal treatment as usually the treated area is always sensitive after the hair removal process.
These are a few ways of dealing with ingrown hairs. They are best avoided but sometimes you may find a couple regardless of how careful you are. The only way to completely avoid ingrown hairs is to let the hairs be. Don’t shave, laser off, wax or thread. This isn’t possible for many of us to do, which is why we have to pick the best way to get rid of unwanted hairs and reduce the chances of dealing with ingrown hairs.
What do you think of these tips? Do you struggle with ingrown hairs? Do you have any tried and tested tips to share? Please share them in the comments section below.
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