Sugar hair removal is a procedure for removing vegetation using sugar paste. But often there are unpleasant consequences in the form of irritation, the formation of red dots and ingrown hairs.
Why does hair grow in?
Sugaring or sugar hair removal can get rid of unwanted hairs for 2-3 weeks, after which the procedure must be repeated.
Ingrown hair is primarily associated with the characteristics of the skin. With increased skin density, the weakened hair is not able to break through the epithelial layer, as a result of which it is forced to curl under the skin.
Hair ingrowth is affected by trauma to the hair follicle. This leads to a change in the direction of growth.
If the hairs break off under the top layer of the skin, and the root is not removed, after a few days the scion tries to grow. By this time, the skin has formed a fairly dense layer.
Sugaring or sugar hair removal is a hair removal method in which ingrown hairs are rare.
Hair Ingrown Prevention
In order for the skin to remain smooth and beautiful after sugar hair removal, you must:
- before the procedure, take a shower using an exfoliating agent;
- after epilation, lubricate the affected area with sugar paste with special agents or chlorhexidine;
- regularly remove dead cells of the epithelium with a scrub, which allows you to lift the hairs;
- after shugaring the bikini area, you should not wear synthetic and too tight underwear;
- Apply moisturizers and oils to the skin to soften the skin;
- be sure to remove vegetation according to hair growth.
Chaotic hair removal results in ingrown hairs.
If the hairs have grown, it is necessary to find ways to gently remove them. Immediately after detecting the problem, steam the skin in hot water, rub with a hard washcloth using a scrub with large particles. To prevent pathogenic microbes and bacteria from entering open wounds, the skin should be disinfected.
Individual hairs can be removed with tweezers or a sharp needle. Pull the hair out by the root with gentle movements, and then brush with an anti-inflammatory agent.
Salt lotions are used to remove ingrown hairs: dissolve 2 tbsp. salt in a glass of warm water. Apply a moistened napkin to problem areas of the skin, after which the hairs can independently break through the epithelium layer.
An aspirin mask will help get rid of ingrown hairs: mix 4 aspirin tablets, 1 tsp. honey, ½ tsp. water. Apply the resulting gruel to the skin for 20 minutes. This remedy helps to eliminate dead cells, soften the skin, and prevent inflammation.