Ingrown hair remedy will help remove stubborn hair nestled under the skin and not leave behind scarring or damage to the skin. Apply ingrown hair home remedies before hair turns into a painful bump.
What is ingrown hair?
Ingrown hair is a hair that has decided to change its growth direction and instead of going upwards, it curls back and starts growing inwards resulting in an ingrown hair and sometimes bump. Both waxing and shaving may result in ingrown hair; shaving is particularly prone to yielding this result because the razor cuts of the hair whose end is now sharp and free to dig back into the skin.Don't wait to apply an ingrown hair remedy and risk ending up with inflamed hair follicles. Here's how:
If you are experiencing ingrown hair on any area of the body or face, this treatment should be something to practice every time they appear. This problem can be irritating and painful if the spot gets infected, so why not try and get ahead of the problem by applying some of the tips to help you in ingrown hair prevention.
Before you apply ingrown hair home remedies
One thing to keep in mind before you try any ingrown hair remedy or ingrown hair treatment: don't exfoliate the skin after you have noticed an ingrown hair. It will only irritate the skin and worsen the problem. As I have mentioned, it is best used as a prevention of ingrown hair. You can, however, take a shower or bath which will soften the skin and open the pores and allow for an easier application of ingrown home remedies.
Before you decide to proceed with ingrown hair remedy, make sure you have prevented any possible infections. Let the hair grow longer. This will create a bump on the skin and eventually dry out the layer that directly covers the damaged follicle. Then, the hair is ready for removal.
6 Steps to applying ingrown hair remedy
1 When you decide to remove the ingrown hair, wash your hands thoroughly or use one of the hand sanitizers available on the market.
2 Get a pair of sharp, needle-nosed tweezers that you are going to disinfect by applying some alcohol on them.
3 Clean off the spot with an alcohol pad or a cotton ball dipped in alcohol. Alternatively, clean it with hydrogen peroxide.
4 Pinch the skin using your thumb and your index finger and insert the tweezers into the bump. Be gentle when you do this. Do this deep enough to penetrate the skin and reach the hair.
5 Squeeze gently. When the hair starts appearing stop and use the dull part of tweezers to pull it out in the direction of hair growth. Do this slowly, otherwise you will break the hair which means you are back at the beginning.
6 After you have removed the hair and the follicle, apply some alcohol on it again.
Please don't use a needle or dig too deep!
Maintain the softness of the skin with AHA
What if the ingrown hair becomes inflamed or infected?
If not treated, ingrown hair might end up getting infected and turning into folliculitis. Infected ingrown hair or folliculitis is caused by blockage of the hair follicle. This is often caused by shaving. When this happens, the bacterium staphylococcus enters the skin and causes an infection.
Applying aspirin mask will greatly help clear out the infection. This is obviously a face mask, but aspirin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that stops and clears out any ongoing inflammation process. Aspirin contains acetyl-salicylic acid AKA Beta Hydroxy Acid able to slough off skin cells. Apply it on the infected area as needed or until the infection clears up.
Another option is applying lavender oil which will soothe the skin and calm the infection.
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