If shaving your body hair is part of your daily routine, you probably know the inevitable pain of ingrown hairs, razor burn, or bumps. Ingrown hairs are the inflamed red bumps that occur when hair curls back into your skin. Rather than going towards the treatment, it’s better to learn about how to prevent it—as prevention is better than cure.
Whether it’s on your legs, face, armpits, bikini line, or any other body part, it is always a frustrating experience to have ingrown hair. But the most annoying ones are those grown in your pubic area. It becomes very difficult for almost everyone to get rid of them.
To counter this common problem we consulted different doctors especially dermatologists. And we’ve come up with the answers to the often asked questions about ingrown hairs. So let’s get started!
What are ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hair is a common condition almost all of us come across after waxing or shaving. When the hair begins to regrow, or a new hair begins developing in case of waxing, there is a complete possibility that it might curl and rupture the epidermis of your skin. For many people, it might not create any problem and get resolved on its own. While for some it may get infected and cause inflammation. It may look like red or brown bumps a condition generally known as razor bumps.
In worst cases, bacteria may interfere and a follicle infection may develop. It causes the bump to become hurting and swollen. Most people might just get away by simply removing the hair, but that is not a permanent solution. So, here are some tips to prevent ingrown hair:
Tip #1: Exfoliate Before Shaving.
Exfoliation is just a fancy word for removing the dead skin cells. It has a very helpful part to play in preventing ingrown hairs. Removal of dead skin cells is very important because it allows the whole process of hair removal to run smoothly. Using a good quality exfoliator may even soften your hair adding a bonus benefit during hair removal. Our recommendation for you would be to use a gentle facial or body scrub for exfoliation.
Tip #2: Always Use Some Kind of Lubrication Before Shave
Using a razor on dry hair can be a disaster. It would create sharp pointed edges that can easily turn into ingrown hairs. Using a shaving cream or gel before shaving is always recommended. It would take just a few minutes to soften your hair and allow the process to run smoothly. Using a warm compressor before shaving can be another great idea.
Tip #3: Shave In The Direction That Your Hair is Growing
Shaving against the direction of hair growth gives a cleaner shave, which almost all of you want. But the drawback of going against the grain is that it increases the chances of ingrown hairs. So, shaving in the direction of your hair growth is the best way to go about it.
Tip #4: Soothe and Moisturize Skin With Aftershave Care
Even after taking complete precautionary measures, nothing can be prevented totally. For the best results, you need to incorporate some aftershave skin products into your shaving routine. Investing in top-notch products can surely reduce the chances of ingrown hairs.
Protecting your skin from dryness is very important. For that, you need to focus on your skin’s hydration. As we all know skin is our body’s first line defense so it is very important to keep it strong and healthy. Hydration keeps your skin soft and smooth making it favorable for easy hair removal.
Incorporating some extra moisture post-shaving is all that your skin needs. When coming to facial shaving, face oils are the key component. La Coéss REVITALISÉ organic face oil is formulated with a balanced blend of 15 botanical oils, such as jojoba, rosehip, grapeseed, camellia, along with nature-derived vitamin E. This beautiful blend would not only smoothen rough, patchy skin but would also rejuvenate it. It’s a two-in-one formula—can be used as both before and aftershave product. Using it before shaving will have a softening effect on the hair and skin. And using after hair removal would help soften the skin and prevent ingrown hairs.
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