Do you hate that feeling when suddenly you feel that something is wrong in the middle of the day? Oh no! it’s back again! It is starting to pain and soon it will get extremely uncomfortable! Yes, I am talking about ingrown hair! The uninvited guest. The worst feeling! Can you relate to it? If yes, then welcome to the ‘annoyed by ingrown hair’ group.
Imagine yourself getting all prepped up for a bikini or a pool party. You realize that you have a red bump because of ingrown hair. You can’t help it because you are so excited about this party. The worst part- wearing a skinny bikini or a skin-tight trunk might annoy your bump more turning it into a painful one. You know what these pesky bumps are good at -giving you the discomfort at their best!
There is a range of tips and ingrown hair treatments available to reduce the risk of it. To know the remedies, let us first understand what it is and how it occurs. Let me take you through the basics first.
Ingrown hair is hair that is curled back into the skin instead of growing out, causing painful bumps on the skin.
Firstly, both males and females are likely to get this problem because of our want for hair-free skin. However, it is more likely to occur in areas with strong, curly and coarse hair growth.
Secondly, it can occur in any place on your body that is subjected to shaving or friction:
They usually start with a little pain, itching and redness in your shaved or frictional areas. It often tends to grow bigger like a pimple and turns red and sensitive. It might also develop a puss inside of it.
Here’s the harsh reality, our desire for clean and smoother skin is the root of this problem. You could get this problem because of excessive shaving, wearing tight clothing for an extended time or wrong ways of waxing! Let’s go through them:
Wrong practice of waxing
Regular shaving or waxing can cause this problem. For instance, if you are getting a Brazilian or a regular wax from a professional but still getting ingrown hair, then that’s a matter of concern! This might be because of the wrong practice of waxing.
Sometimes our hair follicles get blocked by dead skin or dirt causing the hair to get stuck or even grow sideways or inside of the skin. This causes ingrown hair.
Wearing tight clothing for a long time causes friction (especially in summers when it is sweaty and warm)in problematic areas. Tight clothing can rub and break off the hair which in turn makes the hair turn around and push back into the follicle.
For some people, this pesky condition can be treated easily (although it does take time), however, for other people these sores might get infected and might need more medication. Here are some tips that can help you to stop ingrown hair!
- If you prefer waxing- exfoliate between your session. In general, exfoliation is advised to lift up the dead skin so that the hair doesn’t grow in the wrong direction.
- Shaving -If you prefer shaving, wet your skin with warm water and use shaving gel. Remember to use as few strokes as you can.
- Use a cold cloth against your skin after shaving to reduce irritation.
- Try another hair removal method like suitable shaving cream.
- Reliable ingrown hair cream and gels can opt. They must consist of ingredients such as Salicylic acid and AHAs which will exfoliate and soften the skin.
- The best treatment for ingrown hair is to switch to a better method of hair removal like laser hair removal for long-lasting and quality results.
Laser hair removal literally gets to the root of your problem. It targets the hair in its active growth stage through beam technology and reduces the growth of the hair. The process of hair removal by laser is pretty easy, less time-consuming and painless. Moreover, as they say, adding a cherry to the cake- this treatment also prevents you from getting ingrown hair and saves you the effort of putting in the time to shave or wax!
We at Laserpod, provide you with the best laser hair removal through our advanced technology of Duet LightSheer machine. We have a lot of happy and returning clients not just for laser but for other skin treatments too!
We would like you to save yourself from this pain and uneasiness caused because of this condition. Know more about this pesky problem and reach us for a free consultation today!
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