How to get rid of Ingrown Hairs that occur as a result of wrong razor or wax application?
Do you want to have smooth legs after epilation, but are you having an ingrown hair problem? This article is for you.
Ingrown hairs, which are frequently encountered after epilation applications, are a common problem for many people. Ingrown areas on the legs, under the arms or in the bikini area after the wrong epilation may prevent the skin from looking smooth. So why does the wreck happen, how does it pass?
Skin care recommendations for ingrown and sunken spots are in this article! Here’s What Is Ingrown Hair? WhyIngrown Hair Occurs? How To Treat Ingrown Hairs?
What is Ingrown Hair?
Ingrown hair occurs when the hair follicles are blocked by skin cells, especially after shaving or epilation. As the hairs grow, they cannot rise to the skin surface and appear as small red bumps on the skin surface.
What Causes Ingrown Hair?
Ingrown hair is commonly seen in the legs, armpits and bikini line. Skin type and wrong epilation method can trigger ingrown hairs.
Household epilation devices can remove hairs in all directions, regardless of the direction of their growth. This can cause sunken formations, especially in the legs. However, frequent razor shaving and shaving dry skin can cause ingrown hairs.
How To Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs?
Here are some care suggestions you can make to treat bruises and prevent new ingrown hairs from forming:
1. Prefer the Right Hair Removal Method.
The first step in reducing and preventing ingrown hairs is proper epilation. If you are using wax, choose shorter wax strips rather than larger ones. If you are using a razor, be sure to moisturize your skin beforehand. Do not use a razor on dry skin. If you are using electric epilation, do not forget to apply epilation gel.
2. Do Regular Hair Removal.
Epilate regularly. In this way, you can prevent ingrown hairs especially in the bikini and leg lines. It will be easy to remove hair after shower. Shave in the direction of hair growth first, then repeat in the opposite direction.
Another way to prevent ingrowns is to exfoliate regularly. Ingrown areas are usually caused by dead skin cells that inhibit hair growth. Regular peeling removes dead cells that increase the risk of ingrown skin. It also smoothes the skin.
4. Dry Brush.
Dry Brushing Method, which we have heard more often in recent years, is effective in preventing ingrowns. Dry brushing accelerates blood circulation and purifies the skin from dead skin cells. It helps to prevent ingrown hairs especially on the leg.
To moisturize the skin can help reduce and prevent ingrowns. Moisturizing the skin regularly is one of the most important steps of body care. It supports the regeneration of skin cells by protecting the skin barrier. Therefore, the skin must be moisturized after epilation.
Check out our Body Moisturizer Recommendations for smooth and hydrated skin.
6. Change Hair Removal Tools Regularly.
Change hair removal tools regularly, especially if you use razors. This is necessary for both hygiene and correct application. Over time the blades become blunt and do not pick up the hairs well. This may trigger the ingrowns.
Here are some precautions you can take at home to prevent ingrown hair:
- Before epilation, wet your skin with warm water or use shaving gel.
- Rinse the razor blade after each use.
- Moisturize the skin after epilation.
- Take the hairs in the direction of their growth.
- Exfoliate regularly.
- Regularly clean the electric epilator or razor. Replace the blade as needed.
- During waxing, long hairs are broken when pulled and cause ingrown hairs. So don’t expect the hairs to grow very long.
- Dry skin brush.