3 Tried And Tested Tips To Avoid and Treat Ingrown Hairs

Do you know what's not fun? Ingrown hairs! The redness, pain, and swelling are enough to drive even the most disciplined person to skin popping and squeezing — ouch. If you're an avid shaver and have found yourself with these uncomfortable bumps, we've got a secret for you — ingrown hairs are actually pretty easy to avoid. Keep reading to learn five tried and tested tips that will help you banish ingrown hairs for good!


What Are Ingrown Hairs?

An ingrown hair is a strand of hair that grows back and curves into the skin instead of growing out. This often results in those small, painful, swollen bumps you can see on the surface of the skin. Ingrown hairs can occur anywhere on the body, but they're more common on the legs, armpits, and pubic areas. 


Switch Out Your Razor For A Professional Wax

 Did you know that shaving is one of the biggest culprits of ingrown hairs? We've all been there at one time or another, reaching for a plastic razor that's been lurking in the corner of the shower for way too long. The consequence? An angry, red shaving rash that undoubtedly includes ingrown hairs. The problem with shaving is that blades can dull quickly and leave you with an uneven, bumpy shave. As a razor cuts the hair close to the surface, it's more likely to cause irritation and result in an unpleasant ingrown hair situation. 


One solution to the shaving conundrum is to switch out your razor for professional body waxing. As waxing removes hair from the root, your skin stays smoother for longer. Plus, each time you remove the hair, the follicle is damaged slightly, resulting in less growth and smoother long-term results — win!


Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly

 Regularly exfoliation can help to remove dead skin cells and unclog hair follicles, making it easier for new hair to penetrate the skin — reducing the risk of it curling back under and causing unsightly bumps. We recommend dry body brushing once a day and using a gentle body serum such as Bella Aura's Gravity Reverse Body Serum daily. This ultra-luxe serum contains Bentonite Clay to gently smooth and exfoliates the skin, plus the Swiss Bio-Actives reduce inflammatory reactions and leave skin feeling plumped, smooth, and toned. 


Use Gentle Post-Hair Removal Products

 Prevention is better than cure, so don't forget to incorporate products into your daily routine that help to prevent ingrown hairs! We recommend applying a clarifying product with bacteria-inhibiting tea tree oil immediately after any hair removal procedure; this will help to soothe your skin and keep it protected.


Dreaded bumps already made an appearance? Don't worry! If you do happen to get a painful ingrown hair, you should act quickly to calm the inflammation and irritation. Our Ingrown Hair and Razor Bump Cream can help reduce the appearance of unsightly ingrown hairs and moisturize angry skin for smooth, long-lasting results. 


Apply A Warm Compress

If you've done everything you can and still find yourself with pesky ingrown hairs, don't panic. A warm compress can soothe and soften irritated skin, helping to release the ingrown hair. To treat, simply soak a soft washcloth in warm (not hot!) water and apply it three times a day to coax the ingrown hair out. 


See A Dermatologist

If you find yourself frequently suffering from ingrown hairs or think you may have an infection, reach out to your dermatologist. A dermatologist can safely remove stubborn ingrown hairs and prescribe medications to take care of any resulting infection. 


Are you dreaming of smooth, silky skin this summer? Avari Beauty now offers full body waxing! Plus, for the month of June you can get 10% off body waxing with Emme and Maya. Schedule your appointment here and say goodbye to unwanted hair! 

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