Who doesn’t love a good self-care day? When you get new waxing or shaving on your body, your skin becomes very smooth and because of this you feel very good. But when you look closely at your body, you can see small, stubborn bumps, also known as ingrown hairs. These pesky little spots let your spirits down. Let us tell you that the problem of ingrown hair is very common and they are harmless and it is very easy to remove them.
What are ingrown Hair?
Basically, ingrown hairs are caused by hair follicles getting trapped inside the skin, leading to inflammation and irritation. These hairs get stuck because the follicles are trapped in the dead skin. So let us tell you how you can get rid of this problem.
Exfoliate your Skin
Now as we know that the real reason for this is dead skin cells, so you should exfoliate your skin regularly, even when you do not have ingrown hairs on your body. You can exfoliate your skin at least once a week for best results, or even 2 to 3 days before your waxing appointment.
It is very important that when shaving on your legs or hands, do it in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Always use a fresh razor for this, especially in areas with ingrown hairs. Also, we would also recommend you to use shaving cream for sensitive areas of skin such as underarm, bikini line or inner Thai It damps the skin and loosens the follicles for a smooth shave.
It is very important that you moisturize and hydrate your body so that the problem of dry skin remains away. A proper moisturizer, such as lotion or body oil, is the best option for daily use. For this, apply a good amount of lotion or oil on your body after shower but take care not to overdo it as your genital area is already naturally moisturized.
After hair removal, you should avoid undergarments that are synthetic or have laces, as this makes your hair more ingrown. Because of this, you should wear cotton panties for 24 hours after hair removal. On the other hand, when it comes to pants, you should wear loose fitting pants, so that your skin gets time to breathe and heal.
Don’t Pop Ingro Hair
You should never pop your ingrown hairs and fight your temptations. Actually, the reason for this is that if you squeeze it, then you may get an infection on your skin and who wants that. If you must do something like this, when your hair reaches surface level, sterilize the tweezer and then pull the hair.