Ingrown Hairs Problems
Ingrown hairs is something none of us want to have on our skin.It happens to almost anyone who shaves regularly, male or female.
The small red bumps appear after shaving when the strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin. The only effective way to treat them is to stop shaving, but not every guy wants to have a beard, or women to walk around with hairy legs.
The question is – what to do when you already have them?
Measures Of Prevention
- Moist your skin with water and mild soap to open the pores and soften the skin
- Avoid stretching the skin while shaving
- Make sure to shave in the same direction of hair is growth
- Use a thick gel or shaving cream
- Rinse with cold water
- Apply moisturizing cream
If still razor bumps emerges, you might want to consider one of these effective home remedies.
Baking soda is something that we all have in our bathroom cabinets. Since it is quite mild, it is applicable for sensitive skin.
You can use it as a paste to keep the follicle from becoming clogged, while waiting for the hair to break the surface again. It also helps to ease the inflammation.
Simply combine baking soda and water to form a paste, and spread across the inflamed spot on your skin. Make it thick enough so it become “glued” to the skin. After a while, rinse the paste off using cold water, and then apply some coconut oil to moisturize the place.
Tea Tree Oil
It is known that Tea tree oil acts as natural antibacterial agent that can offer aid in so many things including razor bumps. Put on a cotton ball pure Tea tree oil and apply upon irritated spot on your skin. You can also moisturize the spot with coconut or almond oil afterward.
In particular, coconut oil can be used in the process of eliminating ingrown hairs, as it is known that it can heal the skin thanks to its high lauric acid content. Since it contains antiseptic properties of healing cuts, skin rashes and burns, it also keeps the skin moisturized.
All you need to do is apply a thin layer of coconut oil to your razor bumps and repeat when necessary.
This oil is widely known for it’s potent antiseptic and skin soothing properties. It helps to calm burning and irritated skin by reducing the redness and providing pain relief.
Before applying to affected areas, dilute about 6 drops of Calendula oil with a teaspoon of almond, jojoba or coconut oil at first, or irritation might get worse.
Lemon juice is actually great to get rid of razor bumps. It’s acidic properties helps to stop the bacteria from multiplying to ingrown hair follicles. Applying fresh lemon juice to razor bumps, helps to prevent possible bacteria growth and reduces the redness as well.
If you have some black tea in your kitchen cabinet, you should know that you got one of the best remedies for razor bumps.
It contains tannic acid known to relieve inflammation, reduce redness and soothe burning sensations. If you want to use it for fighting over your ingrown hairs, simply moisten a black tea bag with warm water and rub it over the affected area for several minutes by repeating the procedure few times during the day.
If you have a lot of razor bumps in the bikini area then this is the remedy for you. What to do?
- Run a bath of warm water and add two cups of Epsom salt
- Soak in the Epsom salt Bath for at least 10 minutes, up to about 30 minutes, applying moisturizer afterward
- Combine two tablespoons of Epsom Salt in one cup of water
- Dip a cotton ball into the solution and allow it to stay a bit on affected area for at least 10 minutes to exfoliate the dead skin cells and remove ingrown hairs
This is “ALL TO” plant. It has tremendous health possibilities. It is traditional Indian medicine that treats:
- worm infestation infections colic
- skin burns
- cold sores
- sun burns
- eczema etc
It’s also great remedy for soothing irritation coming from razor bumps. If you have the plant at home, just break off a piece of the aloe leaf. Squeeze the gel that is coming from within and apply directly onto the affected area.
If you don’t have this plant at home, you can always purchase aloe vera gel, but be sure that it’s 100% pure.
Aspirin is widely known that reduces inflammation and redness. It contains anti-inflammatory compounds which helps to reduce the swelling, fight inflammation and treat a mild infection. It also contains salicylic acid, which can loosen the ingrown hair.
It posses anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent and moisturizing properties. It is one of the best essential oils there for treating ingrown hairs.
You can apply lavender essential oil directly onto the skin, by rubbing a few drops between your palms and applying it to your face, legs or other areas prone to razor bumps.
If you don’t react on time, ingrown hairs can get infected, and possible infection symptoms you’ll might get, includes inflammation, redness, and appearance of abscesses, pustules, and cysts which will only worsen the condition.
That is why you should react on time!