Ingrown hair shows up uninvited & seemingly with the sole motive of annoying the crap out of you. While they’re unwantedly right there, hiding beneath your glassy skin, you might be tempted to take the situation into your own hands and pop them with a plucker and want to extract the hair out, to which I suggest you not!
A very common skin condition & most common during puberty, it is medically harmless. The Bikini area in women, beard, and neck hair in men are more prone to them as they have coarse hair. It may become cosmetically disfiguring and lead to scarring, skin discoloration, and sometimes skin infection. The Bikini area in women, beard, and neck hair in men are more prone to them as they have coarse hair.
I am sure you’d want to know, everything there is. And we’re here to help you with its symptoms, causes & prevention (BeYouPlus Treatments & more).
Ingrown hair is like a tiny red bump in your skin with a little hair beneath it. You may experience rashes, itchy skin, and hair which remains despite shaving.
The primary cause of ingrown hair is improper shaving and waxing techniques. Sometimes even common friction from tight clothing can cause your hair to bend inside your skin and continue growing. There, it can become embedded. You might be able to see it as a tiny loop with both ends stuck in your skin.
Although it is originally caused by improper hair removal technique, it seldom befalls naturally as too much dead skin debris blocks the hair follicle opening, causing the hair to grow sideways. Curly hair is more likely to bend back and re-enter your skin, especially after it’s been shaved or cut.
The best way you can stay away from that repugnant ingrown hair is to first understand how it is occurring, whether from shaving or waxing. Shaving and waxing can exacerbate them. While shaving makes sure to apply the proper amount of lubricators like shaving cream or conditioner to prevent the hair from being forced to bend under the skin.
Alternatively, it can be prevented by reducing the hair permanently, through hair removal treatments like Laser Hair Reduction.
First thing first, You shouldn’t try tweezing or squeezing your ingrown hair into submission. Self-removal of them can cause several problems, including infection and scarring. So you better leave this to dermatologists.
There are many different treatments for ingrown hair :
- Applying salicylic acid solution is also a common remedy for ingrown hair caused by waxing or shaving.
- Exfoliating is another best way to kick that stubborn ingrown hair out from your skin.
- Immediately stop shaving, tweezing, and waxing, otherwise, this situation will persist.
- If an ingrown hair is giving you grief with symptoms like pain and irritation, see your doctor. They have safe, set procedures for getting it out.
If your skin is prone to ingrown, BeYouPlus Signature Laser Hair Reduction can be a good alternative for you. It is the most reliable, fast, long term & non-invasive option to get rid of ingrown hair and unwanted body hair.