Very often, due to improper hair removal, there is an ingrown hair problem. This problem is created when the epilation is performed by inexperienced professionals using a razor or wax strips.
The mechanism of "ingrowth" of hair is that often the hair is partially removed, so the skin in this area becomes coarser and denser. New hair bends, changes its direction of growth, since it cannot break through the hardened layer of skin. The skin in this place begins to itch, and can even fester.
To remove ingrown hairs at home, you can use nail tweezers or a fine needle if the ingrowth is deep. First of all, all instruments must be disinfected with ethyl alcohol. Steam your skin in a steam bath, shower or warm compress to expand clogged pores. Then remove the dead skin layer with a scrub and a hard washcloth. Treat the ingrown hair with alcohol, gently pick up the hair with tweezers, gently loosen it and remove. In the event that the hair is deep in the skin, you will have to use a needle. After this procedure, the skin must be washed with antibacterial soap, treated with alcohol, and then apply a cream that slows down hair growth and prevents ingrown hairs.
To get rid of inflammation and ingrown hairs, you can use folk remedies. For example, a baked onion is a great remedy. Place a baked onion half over the inflamed skin with a cut and wrap. After 3-4 hours, refresh the cut by cutting off the part of the bulb that touched the skin and bandage again. This procedure should be performed until the inflammation subsides.
You can also use an onion and honey ointment. It is necessary to grind 1 tsp. flour, a small onion and 1 tbsp. honey. Lubricate the affected area with the finished ointment 4-5 times a day.
If ingrown hairs appear all the time, then you can reconsider your views on hair removal methods and choose another epilation option that is most suitable for you. For example, photoepilation. During this procedure, the hair roots are destroyed, therefore, ingrowth is completely excluded, due to the effect of light on the hair follicle. Unfortunately, it is not possible to remove all hairs in one session of photoepilation, so you will need about 5-6 weeks for the entire procedure. You will be pleased with the result - it is healthy and smooth skin for a long time, and sometimes forever. But do not forget about contraindications, which include: dark fresh tan, pregnancy and lactation, cancer, various inflammatory processes on the skin.
You can resort to bioepilation. This is an epilation method during which the hair is removed with wax along with the bulb. It is recommended to perform this procedure in salons, in order to avoid hair breakage and prevent possible allergic reactions. This epilation method will save you from hair, including ingrown hairs, for 3-4 weeks.