How to fight and avoid ingrown hairs after hair removal

Most commonly, ingrown hair appears as a result of improper use of a depilator or razor. Therefore, it is important to learn how to remove excess hair on the body.

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How to properly carry out epilation

What method of epilation to choose is a matter of personal preferences. But before you do the hair removal, take a shower or a hot bath. After that, the hair will become softer, so that it will be easier to remove. Cosmetologists advise using scrub to lift the hairs to the maximum height, gently rubbing it on the skin, but do not rub the product too intensively, it will cause irritation.

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Many people remove unwanted hair with an ordinary razor. Especially for them a few recommendations:

  • Always use new blades, very often the ingrowth of hair occurs as a result of the use of blunt machines. In addition, the old razor is not able to remove all hairs from the first time, therefore one site has to be carried out several times. This causes unpleasant sensations. The best option is to use disposable razors.
  • Machine direct on the growth of hair, otherwise the skin will become irritated.
  • Movement should be smooth, not strong, otherwise there is a risk of injury and provoke a wrong hair growth. But a weak depression can reduce the effectiveness of hair removal.

It is best to perform the procedure before going to bed. Bed linen and a sleeping set of clothes should be made of natural fabrics, since open skin microrhanies that appear after epilation are most prone to infection in the first hours after the procedure. If immediately after epilation go to bed, the risk of infection can be minimized. While you sleep, the skin will have time to recover and will be less prone to inflammatory processes. Due to the absence of wounds and abscesses, the body will not form seals, which are a favorable environment for ingrown hairs.

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Remove ingrown hairs

Most people learn how to properly perform hair removal after they have already formed ingrown hair on their body. But knowing the rules is not enough. First you need to eliminate the effects of previous epilations. Make it right, because the skin is inflamed, and gross interference will cause deterioration.

Avoid epilation for the duration of treatment, as the procedure will damage the skin even more. Do not listen to the advice of friends about the removal of ingrown hair with a needle or tweezers. Even if the tools are untested, and the risk of infection is minimal, such an intervention is unacceptable. There are cases of contacting a doctor after trying to pull out his hair on his own. Inflammation from this flowed into a serious disease, for the treatment of which a surgical operation was required.

The problem of ingrown hair after epilation on the legs and in the bikini zone needs to be addressed in a comprehensive manner. First of all, exfoliation of the skin is necessary. This task is successfully solved by a cosmetic scrub. Very gently treat it with a damaged area twice a day, so that the top layer of the skin comes off. As a result, ingrown hair will be released. On a problem place it is possible to put the agent intended for struggle against acne. For example, a cream containing benzene peroxide or salicylic acid. They will help to remove irritation and accelerate healing. The treatment is carried out for several days until the irritation passes.

If after the epilation the skin only blushed, and the hair itself grew deep, make a compress. In hot water, moisten the towel and attach to the site of inflammation. Repeat the procedure until the hair appears on the surface. It happens that the inflammation of the skin is not associated with the problem of ingrown hair. If you apply a hot compress for a long time, but there is no effect, the cause of the problem lies in another.

Dilute several aspirin tablets in warm water and apply compresses soaked in this solution to problem areas. This will relieve inflammation and reduce irritation. In the bathroom, rinse the skin and rub the body with a washcloth from a natural material with the addition of a soft gel. The inflamed follicle will open and help the hair to come out.

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Did all the described methods yield a positive result? The only way out is to turn to a specialist. Ignore the problem of ingrown hair can not, because it can cause a strong inflammatory process.

Some types of hair removal - laser or photoepilation - exclude ingrown hair. But these procedures are expensive, and to completely get rid of excess vegetation on the body requires their repeated repetition. Laser and photoepilation are contraindicated to owners of a large number of moles and swarthy skin, during pregnancy and lactation.

Keep your body free from ingrown hairs. If this still happens, think about another method of hair removal. Temporarily do not use a depilation cream or a razor, do not wear things that tighten the body. This prevents normal blood circulation in areas of damage.


About this eternal problem with growing hairs after epilation. ...So it's not pleasant and so painful, especially if they start to get inflamed. ... fyu! !!I learned this problem from my master. Every time you take a shower( bath) you need to scrub those places where you make hair removal. And still I wipe a solution of solytsilki( a tablet of aspirin finely I crush and mix with vodichkoj) and voila any what ingrown hairs)

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