Here are the 5 tips on how to treat, and how to prevent ingrown hairs. I learned this from go go dancers, whose outfits always require a really perfect bikini line.
These tips will help you to treat infected ingrown hair, or just get rid of ingrown hair bump on leg, armpit, or pubic area. Actually they also work to prevent ingrown hairs.
A lot of females like to be all sexy, and wear those lace, and spandex. But all of those things cause your bikini area to sweat, and sweat is a big harbouring factor for bacteria. When you get that bacteria inside of your pores, it clogs up them, your hair can’t come out, so you have infected ingrown hair, and bumps.
Your underwear can play a big major part in the prevention of ingrown hair. When thinking about underwear, cotton is the best thing that you can put on your skin. So find some nice cotton panties.
Right body wash
If you want to get rid of ingrown hair, the biggest thing that you should avoid is the soap that is full of film. When you say “film”, that’s like a layer that makes you feel like there’s a coat on top of your skin, by the time you come out the shower. Yeah, you smell good, but your skin can’t breathe, you feel like it’s suffocating you a little bit. Your pores are clogged, and clogged pores cause ingrown hair. So whenever you go in the shower, you need to use a soap that is free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, and petroleum.
This is another important thing in prevention of ingrown hair. Find anything that is non-comedogenic, paraben free, and sulfate free, like c.Booth body wash or Neutrogena body wash. These products are film free, there are no heavy oils inside, they do not clog your pores.
To treat ingrown hair you should exfoliate your skin two or three times a week. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, and unclogs your pores, preventing ingrown hair, and bumps. When you’re exfoliating, make sure that you’re doing it on dry skin, and before you even go in the shower.
There are two different types of exfoliation. There is can either be a physical exfoliation, that necessarily has exfoliating beads, or there is an enzymatic exfoliation. You can have both of them. So based on how you decide to exfoliate, you can go back, and forth between them. But do not use both of them at the same time, because it’s going to kick your skin raw, if you over exfoliate, and that dries your skin out as well.
As far as an enzymatic exfoliation, you can use Mio enzyme exfoliator. There are no exfoliating beads, only perfectly spherical particles, it’s not abrasive at all. You just take a little bit of the product, and you put it on your bikini area, and then just rub it in a circular motion. When you rub it, pretty much all your dead skin is gonna start to come up.
For manual exfoliation try GiGi body scrub. The body scrub is more of a physical exfoliation, when you want to feel like it’s scrubbing your skin, and you want to feel like you’re actually doing something on your skin.
Both of these types pretty much can work to treat, and to prevent ingrown hair, and bumps. It all depends on preference, do you want the enzymatic, where it’s not abrasive, and you have a super sensitive skin, or do you want a polish, where you can feel it actually working, where it’s actually scrubbing your dead skin off.
Use special serum
After you exfoliate your skin, you go to the shower, and wash with your soap, you come out the shower, now you should put on your skin an anti-ingrown hair serum.
Major ingredients in the ingrown hair treatment are salicylic acid, glycolic acid, witch hazel, algae extract, tea tree oil, which all are soothing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. It is alcohol-free. Usually you should stay away from products that have alcohol, because alcohol is very drying your skin.
When we talk about preventing ingrown hairs, and treating ingrown hairs, if you want to prevent ingrown hairs, you can use one pump of the treatment every single day after you shower, if you already have an existing problem, you want to fix it, and treat the ingrown hair, you should use the treatment twice a day.
But if you don’t exfoliate, this is not gonna work. If your pores are clogged, the treatment can not get into your skin. So that’s why it’s important to make sure, you’re using a film free body wash, you’re exfoliating with any kind of exfoliator that you feel would be best for you, that removes your dead skin, and then following up with the ingrown hair treatment that will go into your skin, clean up all the bacteria, and take off all of the dead skin to push your ingrown hairs out, so your hair grows straight, and not curved.
Do not pick ingrown hair!
When you have an ingrown hair, it probably hurts, you trying picking it out, you end up with a dark spot. Stop picking them! So, even if you do all you can to prevent ingrown hairs, and to treat them, now you can end up with marks out on your skin, because you’re picking you ingrown hair out. Rest the tweezers down please!
You have to be consistent, you have to be patient. You need to make sure, you do every single thing to get rid of ingrown hair step by step, every single day, and you’re gonna see results.