Ingrown Hair Removal: How to Avoid Razor Bumps
Ingrown hairs are very common especially after shaving or waxing. This happens as a result of hair that begins to grow back into the hair follicle and underneath the skin. Although they aren't life-threatening, some ingrown hairs can produce minor infection and irritation.
The appearance of ingrown hairs is very common, especially in people that have curly hair. For this reason you should take time to preparing the skin and hair before removing any of it. Prevention is vital if you want to keep these problems from occurring in the future.
Find out How to Avoid Ingrown Hairs
Following the suggestions outlined below is the easiest way to prevent ingrown hairs.
Before you shave, prepare your skin with a shaving product that will make skin moist. This will help make the shaving process less irritating and much more successful.
Always make sure that you are using a sharp blade. Dull blades make the ends of the hair jagged which makes it easier for them to burrow under the skin.
Instead of using hand-held razors, use an electrical razor. Hand held razors leave sharp edges on the hair, which increases the chances of ingrown hairs.
If your hair removal method is waxing, make sure that the hair shaft is at least one quarter of an inch long. Shorter hair can break during the waxing process and increase your chances of getting ingrown hairs.
How to Eliminate Ingrown Hairs
The basic idea of ingrown hair removal is to release the hair that is trapped underneath the skin. This will prevent any infection or irritation from setting in. Ingrown hair removal is a simple technique that can easily be incorporated as part of your daily skin care routine.
A day or two after having removed excess hair, you should gently exfoliate the treated area. Exfoliation can prevent the skin from covering the hair follicles. You can do this by remembering to use a body scrub in the shower.
Besides using a scrub (or mechanical exfoliant) you can also use a chemical exfoliant. This type of product is ideal for treat your facial area. In case you're not sure what type of products fall into this category then here are a few: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid and citric acid
These ingredients can be found in different products. They are most commonly used to treat acne, and can be used on any type of skin as long as it is not too sensitive. Apply the product to the areas that are usually affected by ingrown hairs (chin and sides of the face) before the hair begins growing back.
Ingrown hairs removal will reduce the likelihood of minor skin infections. BIOSKINRELIEF is a natural skin product made with Helix aspersa muller extract. This natural product is gentle on all skin types and can help you treat ingrown hairs safely and effectively.
Published March 22nd, 2010
Filed in Beauty