People with thicker, darker hairs tend to develop ingrown hairs more often than people with light hairs. Especially pubic area can be the most challenging for those who wear tight clothes and workout a lot and tend to sweat more. The symptoms begin with swelling, redness, itching.
Exfoliate before shaving
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Heat up the skin
Use a hot towel before you shave to prepare your skin. You can also shave after a shower. Heat opens up your pores so the skin will get less irritated.
Use suitable shaving cream whilst removing the hair
Cover your hair with a gel or shaving foam for easier removal. Remember – never shave on dry skin or just with water. It will cause irritation and ingrown hairs very easily.
Use a sharp razor
The razor should be sharp and clean. Don’t use a blunt razor. It will pick the hair and irritate it by pulling it.
Shave in the direction of hair growth
To avoid razor bumps, never shave against the grain. To reduce force on your hair, hydrate your skin for at least 3minutes before shaving, it reduces the force by 70%.
Don’t shave too close
Don’t make pressure on your skin whilst shaving. It will cause injury to your skin and it can let bacteria
Apply after care lotion after shaving
After shaving, let your skin to rest for a bit and then apply after shaving care. Don’t rub it when your skin is still wet or warm from shower as it will clog your pores and it can cause inflammation.
Wear lose clothes
If you shave the same day you are just heading out, don’t wear tight clothes. It will rub your skin, irritate it and you will end up with pimples, red bumps and feel frustrated.
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Hair removal creams
Tips to heal ingrown hairs faster
Never pick the ingrown hair
Leave them alone, don’t pick it all the time. it will just cause getting more
Don’t squeeze bumps that appear with an ingrown hair
By squeezing these bumps, you can make the bump even worse. Last but not least you can create a scar or pigmentation that might never go away or slightly fade with a very long time. Use the right
For example – tea tree oil is a great antibacterial treatment. However, don’t
Don’t use oils or vaselines that clog your pores
If you suffer from ingrown hairs, don’t use too many oils or thick creams. If you have a dry skin, you can use it ocassionally but don’t apply it on freshly shaved skin. Remember that your pores need to breathe. Covering them all the time will stuck the bacterias inside and causes pimples and redness.
Be mindful with AHA acids
They are great antibacterial treatment and exfoliators, however, if you have an open wound, don’t use it. They will thinner the skin which will create a spot that will darken especially if you go on sun.
They also tend to make your skin
How to heal existing bumps and scars
For bumps – use tea tree oil
Try to limit tight clothes whilst having bumps or scars. It will just rub your skin over and over and it will take ages to heal it.
Don’t squeeze them as it will cause inflammation and it can also increase the size of the bump