Ingrown hairs are a common problem among women who epilate. Although sometimes hair can grow in even after normal shaving. It is important to be able to properly get rid of ingrown hairs, because if you do it illiterately, unaesthetic spots and pustules will remain on the skin.
It is necessary
- Moisturizing lotion or milk
- Sterile needle
Before the ingrown hair removal procedure, steam the skin well and treat the ingrown hairs with a scrub. After you remove the upper stratum corneum, some of the hairs will be on the surface. Gently pick up and remove these hairs with tweezers.
Unfortunately, some ingrown hairs are quite deep, so you need a sterile needle to remove them (you can take a needle from a disposable syringe). Disinfect the ingrown hair with any antiseptic. Then pick up the tip of the hair with a needle, being careful not to injure the skin until blood appears.
Take a pair of tweezers, grab the hair with it and gently pull it out. After removing the ingrown hair, disinfect the skin again with an antiseptic. To help the irritation pass at the site of the ingrown hair, lubricate it with a wound-healing ointment or simply apply an ice cube.
You can fight ingrown hairs with regular exfoliation. Make it a habit to steam your skin and then exfoliate it before each hair removal procedure. Exfoliating dead cells lifts the hairs, which can then be removed more easily. And the subsequent regular treatment of the skin with scrubs prevents the ingrowth of new hair.
Do not forget to always moisturize your skin with a special lotion or milk, not only after a hair removal session, but just after taking a shower. You can purchase a special moisturizer that is effective against ingrown hairs.
If, despite exfoliating and moisturizing your skin, the number of ingrown hairs does not decrease, try changing your hair removal method. For example, the most common cause of ingrown hairs is an epilator, in which case it can be replaced with wax strips. A dull razor also encourages ingrowth, so only shave with a sharp blade.