Ingrown hairs can become irritating and even painful, and if you do not know how to get rid of them, they may get infected. The hair grows under the skin when it twists instead to get out through the skin pores.
Ingrown hairs can become unsightly, red and may cause irritation. Keep them under control by removing hair follicles properly.
- hydrogen peroxide
- warm water
Cleanse your skin with soap and warm water
Removing hairs under the skin open the pores, meaning that the area is clean, so there's no risk of infection. Clean the ingrown hair area - this is a very important step.
Sterilize the tweezers
You do not want to cause even more irritation. Place the tweezers in alcohol for several minutes.
Apply a warm compress
If the hair didn't pierced the skin, you should not "dig" after it unless it is infected. If you have a slight bulge, apply a warm compress on the area for about 2 minutes. This should help the hair get out from under the skin.
How to "remove" ingrown hairs?
WARNING: This step must be performed only if the area is infected and the hair didn't came out from under the skin. Use the sharpest side of the tweezer, apply pressure to the hair, easy so you can scratch the skin to allow hair to come out of the follicle. Just pull it out, above the skin. Pull it out in the same hair grow direction.
Clean area with hydrogen peroxide. Once you have completed this treatment, there may be pus, blood or other signs of infection in the hair follicle.
To prevent hair growth under the skin, cleanse the skin very well. Put hydrogen peroxide on the follicle and let it clean the pores. If you removed a hair, the process may take a little longer, so the best would be to act immediately you see an ingrown hair.
The hairs under the skin can be very annoying, especially in hot and humid climates. If you see small bumps under the skin, now you know what to do.