Ingrown Hair infection after hair removal? Forget About It!
Ingrown hair infection is a very common problem for men and women, especially if they have thick and curly hair.
You shave your skin, it looks smooth and nice for some time, and then, after a day or two (or even after some hours in some cases), the real hell begins: your hair starts to grow underneath your skin, those red bumps appear, inflammation and itchiness start to trouble you… And yes, it’s also really painful sometimes (especially when ingrown hair occurs in sensitive areas) and not attractive at all.
Prevent ingrown hair infection from appearing after hair removal
The main reason for ingrown hair lies with your shaving habits, If you use bad razors, if you prefer dry shaving (so you won’t waste time with cream) or have any other bad habits, you’ll probably suffer from ingrown hair infections. But the condition of your skin also plays its part, of course.
The good news is that ingrown hair infection can be prevented. And here are some shaving tips and skin care secrets to help you:
1 / Wash your skin before shaving.
It’s easier to shave off wet hair, since it’s much weaker and softer than dry hair. Besides, if your skin isn’t clean and your follicles are polluted, there is a big chance that the hair will re-enter the follicle when it starts to grow.
2 / Shave in the direction of hair growth.
It’s better to shave in the direction of hair growth, not against it (as many people mistakenly think). Shaving against the grain gives a better result, of course, because the hair is cut shorter. But it irritates your skin, it can harm the follicles and increase the chances of having ingrown hair infections.
Some specialists say that it’s better to shave with an electric razor (for both men and women), since it doesn’t cut the hair so short as a wet blade, and it usually doesn’t damage your skin and your follicles. Although, if you prefer to use ordinary razors anyway, use a single-blade razor, since twin blades can cut your hair too short, damage the follicles and cause ingrown hair infection and . For the same reason it’s better to use razors with pivoting heads, not fixed ones.
3 / Use a sharp razor
Make sure your razor is sharp, because blunt blades can damage your skin and follicles even worse than a twin blade. If you’re intending to shave your intimate hair (especially for the first time), use new disposable razors only.
4 / Use antiseptics
If you’ve hurt your skin while shaving, use some antiseptic to disinfect it, but try not to use one that contains alcohol, since it dries your skin and increases the chances of having ingrown hair infection.
5 / Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliate your skin in the shaved areas at least once a week, since it helps to prevent bumps and makes your hair grow normally–out of the skin, and not underneath it. Besides, dead skin cells pollute the follicles and pores and make the ingrown hair problem even worse.
Use gentle face scrubs to exfoliate your facial skin (if you’re a man), and skin care scrubs for your body (regardless of your gender). You can also use raw coffee or ordinary iodized salt–they are great natural scrubs.
6 / Moisturize and hydrate
Don’t forget to cleanse and moisturize your skin regularly. Healthy, smooth skin is unlikely to have problems like ingrown hair infections and cysts.
Home Made Recipes prevent ingrown hair infection after hair removal
These recipes are applied to the skin after the removal of hair to prevent inflammations and the appearance of ingrown hair infections. You can try them at home and with without wasting your money on creams and serums. You will also save time and effort.
Aspirin works rapidly and proficiently in healing razor bumps due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Crash Aspirin tablets and mix it with water to get a paste and apply it to the area you removed hair from.
let it dry for about 10 minutes.
Rinse the skin thoroughly with water.
Starch and rose water
Mix a cup of rose water with a large spoon of starch to form a paste. Apply it to the skin after hair removal and leave to dry and then rinse the skin with cold water
Milk and cold water
Mix a cup of skim milk with another cup of Cold water and wipe the skin with this mixture couple times after hair removal.
Aloe Vera and lavender oil
Mix two tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel with 10 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of tea tree oil, and a tablespoon of Primrose oil. Mix the ingredients together and apply to your skin after removing hair.
Cucumber is an effective antioxidant, relieves pain, dermatitis and redness.
Using cucumber after hair removal is simple Finely grate a cucumber and apply it to the skin after hair removal. Keep it for couple minutes and wash it.
Mint and green tea
Green tea and mint is the perfect combination for skin irritation. Green tea relieves the pain and itchiness after hair removal, while the mint is calming and cooling the skin.
To use them, pour boiling water in a bowl and put 2 or 3 green tea bags and a cup of fresh mint leaves, cover it and let it cool.
Apply the tea and mint water to the skin with a cotton pad.
Baby Oil reduces the irritation and the redness. It too can be applied to the skin after hair removal.
I can only add that I had this ingrown hair infection for a long time, because I used to shave against the grain with a razor. Well, to tell the truth, I still prefer blades over electric razors, but shaving in the direction of hair growth proved to be quite an effective way to avoid ingrown hair infection. And exfoliating and moisturizing helps a lot, too.