Prevention Tips for Ingrown Hair
Ingrown hairs occur when the hair has been removed and starts growing back into the skin. It's often caused by hair removal processes such as tweezing, shaving, waxing, or threading. And while it's not possible to prevent all ingrown hairs, there are certain steps you can take to make them less likely to occur. Here are some tips: (1) Prep your skin with warm water before hair removal. (2) If shaving, always apply a shaving cream, gel, or body conditioner to add lubrication. (3) Use an exfoliating product to remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and hair follicles. (4) Keep the skin moisturized. Already have ingrown hair that won't go away? Experts recommend seeing a dermatologist instead of removing it on your own, as removing ingrown hair on your own can put you at risk of infection or damage to your skin.