Ingrown hair: causes, remedies and how to prevent them

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Ingrown hair, causes, remedies and how to prevent them. Ingrown hairs are a minor annoyance that we have all experienced at least once in our life. Ingrown hairs get trapped under the skin. They appear especially in areas subjected to epilation and shaving. They are usually harmless, apart from some minor redness, but at other times they can bring inflammation.



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I ingrown hairs they are a little annoyance that we have all experienced at least once in our life. The problem arises when the hairs remain trapped under the skin. They appear especially in areas subjected to epilation and shaving.

They are usually harmless, apart from some minor redness, but at other times they can bring inflammation.

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Causes of ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs form when the hairs themselves, instead of going up and out, as they grow they cannot overcome the barrier constituted by the skin. Sometimes it happens that the dead skin can obstruct the hair follicle and therefore hinder proper hair growth.

Everyone can be affected by the problem of ingrown hair, but their appearance can be more common in those who have game and tend to be rather thick and to fold towards the skin. If ingrown hair appears after shaving your beard or legs, it may be time to replace your razor to make it sharper. Pass the razor check it out it could favor the appearance of ingrown hairs.

Remedies for ingrown hairs

Usually ingrown hairs they disappear on their own in a short time. But if the problem persists for a long time, we could find ourselves in the presence of a 'infection and inflammation, which could lead to scars or dark spots on the skin.

Se the problem is persistent and very obvious inflammation, you may need to go to a medical health insurance, which will take care of removing ingrown hairs with a sterilized needle and who may prescribe ointments or medicines to treat the infection.



If the appearance of an ingrown hair does not appear severe, you can proceed gently by using a sterile needle. Pay attention to do not break the hair and not to scratch the skin and keep a common disinfectant within reach. Sometimes removing ingrown hairs only partially is enough to use one tweezers.

Better to disinfect it and keep a handy ice cube to relieve any pain and redness. Exfoliating the skin before removing ingrown hair might help eliminate dead cells. To soothe the treated area, apply some aloe vera gel.

How to prevent ingrown hairs

Whether you shave with a razor, whether you choose epilation with wax or with the appropriate electronic epilators, do not forget di exfoliate the skin often with a specific product, for example with one scrub, suitable for the face or body, depending on the area to be treated. Mixing small amounts of XNUMX/XNUMX cup sugar and olive oil you will get a creamy compound suitable for massaging and exfoliating the skin to eliminate dead cells that can cause ingrown hair.

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Who uses the razor, for the beard or for the body, should be careful that the lama is always well sharpened. To facilitate optimal shaving, especially at the level of the legs and armpits, it is better to moisten the skin and lather it with a natural product, or sprinkle it with aloe vera gel. It's better do as few razor strokes as possible, so as to avoid irritating the skin. Rinse the razor after each stroke.



avoid infections when you use the epilator or electric razor, make sure it is always clean. Always check the blades carefully before storing them for later use. If you choose the waxing, always pay attention to hygiene, even at the beautician. For the do-it-yourself waxing, opt for delicate and safe products, from wax to strips.

Always use clean spatulas and gauze. If you are looking for a 100% natural remedy for epilation, try make sugar wax at home. After epilation and hair removal, apply aloe vera gel to soothe the skin and limit redness by gently wiping with a sponge moistened with cold water.

Furthermore, allow more time to pass between hair removal and the other gives the hair more opportunities to find the right direction to overcome the skin barrier and limit the appearance of the problem. For limit the formation of ingrown hairs, pass the razor in their own direction of hair growth (and not vice versa).

Try to keep the skin soft using a good one organic moisturizer, so that the hairs find less obstacles in their growth, since dead cells and rough and hardened skin are their biggest enemies.

Infine, per prevent training ingrown hair, massage the skin with one while showering rough sponge horsehair glove, loofah or with a body brush.

Marta Albè

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