What is it ?
An ingrown hair is a hair that came out of his hair follicle can not penetrate the dermis. He then deviates from its path and begins to grow under the skin. This phenomenon can affect all depilated areas: legs, bikini, underarms ... And these subcutaneous hairs are not only unsightly, they can also hurt. They are not only responsible for redness and pimples but can also cause folliculitis - inflammation with pus - even infections. Small ailments that often leave scars on our skin.
The origins of evil
The electric epilator hair removal is often push many hairs under the skin. The wax can also promote the phenomenon. As she gradually weakens the hair, it can no longer penetrate the dermis. And if double or triple razor blades enable more efficient and shave, they sometimes cut the hair at an angle. It will then go under the skin and push under the dermis.
The type of skin Thick skin is more prone to the phenomenon because the hair is then more difficult to penetrate the dermis.
The type of hair Curly hair grows corkscrew and tend to grow inside of the skin. Fine or fragile will meanwhile struggling to get out.
Excessive friction If you wear tight clothing, they will often rub against the skin, which will dry it out and thicken. The hair will then stay stuck. Attention also not to clog your pores with moisturizers too rich, it can also prevent hair grow out.
Prevent ingrown hairs
Exfoliate regularly If you have not seen improvement using your scrub with conventional grains, switch to massage glove once a week for more effective exfoliation. Once a month, treat yourself also scrub soap. By removing dead skin, the skin becomes thinner and the hair can come out more easily.
Moisturize daily to keep skin supple and thinner, you must moisturize daily. Choose basic vitamins A creams that will refine the skin's texture. Can also be used locally lotions based AHA (fruit acids): they have an exfoliating action and thus help the hair out more easily.
Having impeccable hygiene to avoid the spread of bacteria and small infections, although it cleans its hair removal tools before using it - the blades of the razor, the epilator head - then the skin is disinfected after waxing.
Change hair removal technology Find the method that works best for you and who grows the less subcutaneous hair at home.
Stop waxing It's not glamorous but sometimes the skin needs a break. Therefore leaves repel a time. Many ingrown hairs come out of themselves.
Skip Laser radical solution to overcome the ingrown hair is laser hair removal. After three sessions, although it has not yet fully settled its account with our hair, subcutaneous hairs will, themselves, disappeared.
To get rid of
The first instinct when you have an ingrown hair is to grind her skin to try to get him out. There must be a mistake. Especially not only used his fingernails, tweezers or a needle. Not sterile, they can bring infections. Thus we will create scars that will be much more unsightly than the hair itself and much longer will disappear. Instead, let the hair go out alone. First step, and if necessary disinfected inflammation is quiet with an anti-inflammatory, alcohol 90 ° or a compress of warm water. The ingrown hair approaching imperfections, we can then apply an anti acne care, clay toothpaste or even for several days to reduce the lesion and remove the button. To get out the hair, then apply an exfoliating lotion daily locally. If the hair is resistant or has formed a cyst, consult a dermatologist. Only a specialist can be extracted using a sterilized needle.