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How to deal with ingrown hairs

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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.

 

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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.

 

Exfoliate regularly

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.

 

Don’t squeeze

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.

 

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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.

Thanks for reading. Have a good one.

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Laser vs Waxing

To wax or to laser? That is the question for many. Waxing has been around for a long time and is very popular. It works by applying warm wax onto a hairy area and then smoothing down a wax strip on top. The wax sticks on to the hair, and when the strip is pulled away, the hair is also pulled along with it. It can be a bit uncomfortable (many find it painful) but it does the job of getting the hairs off from the root. While Laser Hair Removal treatment is the removal of body hair using the technology of laser. The treatment works by targeting the hair follicles with laser light. The heat damages the hair follicle and stops them from producing any more hair.

 

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To Wax Or To Laser

I prefer and recommend having a Laser Hair Removal Treatment over waxing if you can afford to. The treatments can be quite pricey but you clearly I have tried both ways and I found the laser method to be the most effective way of getting rid of body hairs. My laser treatment was on my chin. I had annoying hairs on there, so I decided to get them off using laser. It worked great. I had 6 Laser Hair Removal Treatment sessions in total, and the treatments left my chin feeling and looking completely hair free. You can read all about my Laser Hair experience here, here and other related blog posts.

With waxing, I still have some areas waxed quite regularly, like my eyebrows. Using laser on them won’t be ideal, so waxing does the job for that and other bits.

 

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If you are considering having a laser hair removal treatment done, I would say you should go for it. It is a great effective treatment to get rid of facial hair, hairs on the legs, and underarms. The team at Pulse Light Clinic do a great job, and they offer free consultation, which is amazing. You can find Pulse Light Clinic at the following locations –

 

Bank Clinic 1

1st Floor, Peek House, 20 East Cheap,
London, EC3M 1EB

0207 523 5158

 

Tottenham Court Rd

5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG

0207 205 4085

 

Bank Clinic 2 – Fenchurch Street Clinic

1st floor, 150 – 152 Fenchurch Street,
London, EC3M 6BB

0207 593 8055

 

You can find out more about this treatment at Pulse Light Clinic in this video. Mariam Must shares her laser hair removal experience with us.

 

 

Have you had a laser hair removal treatment before? What are you thoughts?

 

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser Hair Removal Treatment have become very popular in the last few years. I had 6 Laser Hair Removal Sessions on my chin in 2015/2016, and I am still very happy with the result. I still have to wax a few hairs off at home every 6/8 weeks but it is nothing compared to what I was dealing with before my treatment.

This Laser Hair Removal Treatment is very effective for many of us but for the treatment to work effectively and safely, there are some precautions you have to take. It is an expensive treatment

 

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Here are some of the dos and don’ts of Laser Hair Removal Treatment –

 

Do shave

You don’t want visible hairs on the area where you are having the treatment done as the hairs would get singed. You can shave in between sessions to get the hairs off. Shaving is the best way to get rid off hairs without damaging the roots.

 

Don’t wax, thread or epilate

Don’t wax, thread or epilate while you are having the laser hair removal treatment, as it would remove the hair from the roots. The laser treatment works because the machine used is attracted to the hair’s pigment underneath the skin. So if the hairs are waxed off for example, there won’t be anything on the hair for the laser to zap. If this happens, you might have to wait up to another four to six weeks for the root to re-form until you can be treated again.

 

Do wear sunscreen

You need to have on a high factor sunscreen. Your skin becomes more sensitive to UV rays after having the Laser Hair Removal Treatment, so make sure you protect your skin.

 

Don’t apply makeup

So no foundation, powder, concealer or any sort of makeup on the area to be treated. Having makeup on the area could lead to skin burns while having the treatment.

 

Do avoid sun exposure

You should avoid sun exposure while undergoing the treatment. Excessive exposure to sun could damage your skin as it is now more sensitive to UV rays.

 

 

Excessive hair growth can be very uncomfortable for a lot of women. So if you feel you need to get rid off your body hairs, you should look into having a Laser Hair Removal Treatment done. Pulse Light Clinic offer this treatment in London. They have 3 clinics at the moment and you can find them at –

 

Bank Clinic 1

1st Floor, Peek House, 20 East Cheap, London, EC3M 1EB

0207 523 5158

 

Tottenham Court Road

5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG

0207 205 4085

 

Bank Clinic 2 – Fenchurch Street Clinic

150 -152 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 6BB

0207 593 8055

 

You can also watch a testimonial from a customer who shared her experience after having a PCOS Laser Hair Removal.

 

 

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