Ingrown hairs are a nasty part of the grooming process. They occur when a hair does not grow out of the follicle properly. The hair folds back into the follicle causing redness and irritation. While there are ways to reduce the chance of occurrence, it inevitably happens some of the time. Follow the steps below for the best way to remove ingrown hairs.

1. Clean The Area
Grab a clean cotton ball or cloth. Use a cleanser and rub the area in a circular motion until you have removed dirt and debris.

2. Use Heat
Hop in the shower or place a hot compress on the affected area. The heat will cause the skin to soften making the hair rise to the surface of the skin in turn making it easier to remove.

3. Exfoliate (If Not Infected)

Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and sometimes is enough to remove the blockage keeping your hair from growing out of the follicle correctly. Grab some exfoliation product and rub lightly in small circles. Rub faster until you see the hair come out.

4. Get the Tweezers
Grab a pair of sharp tweezers and lightly tug at the hair. Don’t tug so hard that you remove the hair. Tug enough to bring the hair to the surface and remove it from growing back into the follicle.

5. Shave
Once the hair is out above the skin, grab a razor and shave the area.

6. Disinfect
Once the hair has been removed, add an anti-bacterial solution to the area. This will help the area heal properly and avoid infection.

Nobody likes to get ingrown hairs. They can be unsightly and downright painful. By following the tips in this article you will leave your skin looking and feeling great.

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  1. A wet towel, folded and placed inside a plastic bag (a large heavy zip-lock bag works well for this…be sure to leave the bag “unzipped” while heating) heated in the microwave for 2-4 minutes or until hot. Leaving the hot wet towel inside the plastic bag, remove it from the microwave, press all air out of the bag and “zip” or close it up. This heated towel can be applied on a sore area of the body. It works well, is economical and easily available in most homes. Be careful, however, the towel can become very hot using the microwave and you may want to wrap it with another towel or cloth as a buffer before applying it to the skin. *:..-

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