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!READ MORE