Do you get strange bumps on your skin every now and then that don’t look like pimples or hives? You may have ingrown hair. It’s always a nasty and unexpected surprise, and it often occurs on the face, legs, armpits, or bikini area, but honestly, it can appear anywhere at all.
Sure, ingrown hair is not threatening to health, but it is very annoying and embarrassing. In this article, you will learn what causes it and what can be done when it appears.
We at Viral Scratch have prepared this selection that we hope will help you deal with this issue.
What does it look like?
Ingrown hairs are hairs that curled up and began to grow back into the skin rather than from it. Ingrown hairs are very annoying, it irritates the skin and makes it very itchy, and at times it can become infected and turn into a painful, boil-like sore.
Not using shaving cream.
If you don’t like to smooth your skin before shaving and only shave it dry, the blade ends up sharpening the ends of the hair, and this can cause hair to grow under the skin.
Solution – Use shaving cream or gel before shaving and lotion after.
Wearing tight clothes
If you wear tight clothing often, this may prevent hair from growing in the right direction. Instead, they will begin to grow into the skin.
The solution is very simple – don’t wear tight clothes all the time.
Trichotillomania may be another cause of hair growth under the skin. Sometimes tweezers don’t fully pull hair, just extend it. As it stretches, it wrinkles and may grow back into the skin.
Solution – Moisturize the skin with a moisturizing cream or coconut oil before using tweezers.
Another option is to consider alternative methods to get rid of unwanted hair, such as waxing or even laser hair removal. The laser may remove it permanently.
Avoiding deep cleansing
Sometimes, dead skin can block the surface of the skin, forcing the newly growing hair inside to grow sideways under the skin rather than up.
The solution to this is peeling. Use exfoliating body gloves and exfoliating face masks. Do not be overly enthusiastic, and cosmetologists advise using the peeling twice a week.
Naturally curly or coarse hair
You may have more hair than others if you have curly hair, which means that the follicles are curved. The hair is practically bent back and back into the skin. If you have coarse hair, it may have sharp ends that can pierce the skin and grow into it.
The solution is simple because you can’t change your hair – hydrate, condition, and condition.