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