The Best Solution to Rid Yourself of Ingrown Hairs

Removing unwanted hair, for most men and women, is just a small part of the daily routine. Shaving, waxing and tweezing are all very popular temporary methods of hair removal utilized by millions of individuals worldwide. While these methods allow for quick, easy, convenient removal of unwanted hair, oftentimes they can lead to a number of unwanted side effects. One of the most common side effects of these types of hair removal is ingrown hair.

Ingrown hairs, along with skin redness, irritation and razor bumps are common side effects of temporary forms of hair removal. These hairs occur when a hair curls back under the skin or starts to grow sideways into the skin. This most often occurs in area where hair is removed, but it can occur naturally as well. They are most often characterized by red bumps, and can sometimes be accompanied by an infection of the hair follicle (folliculitis). There are several remedies men and women can use to rid themselves of these hairs. Finding the one that is right for you will lead to smooth, ingrown hair free skin.

There are many at home remedies for removal that men and women have found extremely effective. Some of these include:

Warm Compress: By applying a warm compress to the skin, it helps to reduce inflammation, soften the hair and open up the pores. As the hair softens, it will gravitate towards the surface of the skin. Holding the compress over the skin for up to ten minutes will help to bring the hair to the surface in order to reduce the irritation caused by the ingrown hairs.

Exfoliation: Oftentimes, ingrown hairs can be caused by clogged pores. Hairs that try to push their way to the surface can be stopped by dead skin cells that are clogging pores. Frequent exfoliation of the skin will help to open up pores so that hairs can grow properly. Using a loufa, or even something more extreme such as a salt or sugar scrub will help to keep the pores clean and unclogged.

Shaving Technique: While waxing and tweezing can cause ingrown hairs, the most common hair removal method that produces ingrown hairs is shaving. Oftentimes, by doing simple things such as replacing blades more frequently, changing razor brands, utilizing shaving cream, or shaving in a different direction, can help to reduce the formation of ingrown hairs.

While all of these at home techniques are great ways to reduce the formation of ingrown hairs, the best solution to rid yourself of ingrown hairs will always be to remove hair completely. There are two permanent hair removal methods currently available to consumers, these are electrolysis and laser hair removal. While electrolysis is a very successful method of permanent hair removal, it is very tedious and time consuming. Those who are looking for lasting hair reduction as well as elimination of ingrown hairs quickly and effectively, laser hair removal is the best option.

Laser hair removal works to effectively destroy actively growing hair follicles in order to inhibit hair re-growth. Just think…if there is no hair growing, then there is no chance of producing ingrown hairs! This hair removal method has been providing safe, effective results for over ten years; it is a quick and easy way to remove hair once and for all. Achieve the smooth, ingrown hair free skin you’ve always wanted – with laser hair removal, you can!

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Is your job making you gain weight?

What are your tips and tricks to stay healthy at work?

The job doesn’t make you gain weight. Laziness does like lexapro. I work a job where I am at a desk all day. Being sedentary is very difficult for me and not in anyway ideal to one’s health. I try to remember to pack my lunch everyday, but I don’t always. Other times I run out of healthy, easily packed snacks and don’t realize it until I open the fridge in the morning looking for them and they aren’t there. Sometimes I meet a friend. Sometimes I just FEEL liking eating lunch out. I’m in a city and there are a variety of options for me to choose from. Of course eating out is likely to cost me more money and calories than packing, even if I choose a healthy option, but it’s up to me to make responsible food decisions, control my portions and adjust my day to compensate for the extra calories. If I decide to participate in office pizza day, I need to limit myself to one or two plain or veggie topped slices, get a side salad, eat a lighter dinner and/or add extra physical activity to my schedule. If I decide I’m in the mood for falafel, I better also decide I’m in the mood to go to the gym or at the very least walk the 3+ miles home. It’s quite simple. Your job doesn’t make you fat, your life choices do. Unless you have some illness or are on medicine that makes it impossible to control your weight, your food choices, portion sizes and activity levels control your weight.

You can’t blame availability of food for your blatant lack of self control. I’ve spent the last 6rys working at a university with a whole avenue of amazing food, along with a campus food area stuffed with pizza, pasta, bad Chinese, tacos. I’ve lost weight and I didn’t always bring much lunch.

Overeating is your fault. It just is.

It’s not someone’s job that makes them overweight. It’s one’s life choices and eating habits. I work in an office for 8 hours a day/5 days a week. One would hardly call that hard, physical labor, yet I don’t use my job as an excuse to put on weight. I eat right and hit the gym regularly. Though I try to pack my lunch every day, it’s not always possible. Some days, I’m busier and some days, I just don’t have the proper ingredients to make a wholesome lunch. While we’re at it, fast food also isn’t the culprit and neither are the cookies that your co-worker baked and left in the lounge. People should begin to take some responsibility for their own health and weight.

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Is There Any Point in Dieting in December?

How do you avoid temptation over the holidays?

Usually during the holiday season (thanksgiving and Christmas) i don’t count calories like i normally do. I try to eat smaller portions and try make sure what I’m eating is somewhat healthy. in the end i will probably have something rich and fattening or a third cookie, might as well enjoy it and not be depressed and frustrated. Come January 1st i don’t “diet” per say i start counting calories and my lacrosse season starts back up so I’m practicing about 6 days a week. Diets never work, moderation and healthy eating do. Don’t worry enjoy the holiday eating, i know i will!

These are things I do daily, all year. I bring snacks when I run errands, not only because I don’t eat the junk that is offered at fast “food” places, but because it’s cheaper and more convenient. (How convenient is fast “food” if I have to find a business, walk inside, or to the drive thru and wait in line to order, then wait for my food, when I have real food on the passenger seat in my car?)

Homemade, vegan soup is a staple in our house in winter. My husband will make large pots of it and freeze it and take out a frozen container (or two) to thaw in a warm pot on the stove. However, about once a week, or every other week, I’ll have a can of Progresso or Campbell’s (the few pure vegan varieties they have) for lunch. I have a five-week-old who likes to spend some days just eating, so I need something quick and easy to prepare when he’s not eating. (I also eat a lot of veggie burgers warmed on our electric grill and veggie deli “meat” slices as well.) My favorite is the Campbell’s Healthy Request Mexican soup. It’s filling and only 100 calories. Okay, I do worry about calories some, though I’m breastfeeding, but I also have my 12s to get back into again.

I also have no problems avoiding the cookies, because I normally don’t eat them. One of the staples at my husband’s aunt’s Christmas open house are my mother-in-law’s sugar cookies, complete with a thick layer of canned frosting (the stuff that comes in the plastic containers and made with loads of sugar, artificial colors and artificial flavors), and sugar sprinkles. I’ll be bringing my vegan banana bread (the two main ingredients are whole wheat flour and bananas), and I’m hoping my banana chocolate chip cookies. (Which are also vegan and made with all whole wheat flour. I only use all whole wheat flour in my baking.)

I don’t “diet” that just seems ridiculous to me. (I’m convinced that the junk “food” industry, the diet products industry and the government all work together to scam money from people. People over eat on the junk, so they go the diet route and they yo-yo in their weight and their efforts. I even see that with my husband. Yesterday, as he was dressing for work, he was excited that he could wear his “transition suit”. Yet, at the funeral lunch, he had two meat sandwiches on white bread and several desserts. Yeah. That didn’t help. In the past he’s lost a substantial amount of weight, gained it back, lost it… I’ve not said much, but I’m sick of hearing him complain and I want him to be able to really run around with our kids.)

Even when my son was only two weeks old, I was getting comments on how good I looked already. While I was not very active during my pregnancy, I still ate whole, real foods. Now the only pair of non-maternity pants I know I fit into are khakis that close just above the hips. Not only does that seem to be a flattering style, but I’ll wear them with a tucked in black Tshirt or golf shirt as well. (Fitted dark solids seem to be flattering.)

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