Exfoliating cleanser + clarifying gel
June 19, 2020
As skin professionals, ingrown hairs are a common concern we come across when treating our clients. Ingrown hairs not only feel irritating, when experienced, but they can also affect a person’s sense of confidence. Now that its summer is here, we may find ourselves removing body hair more often. If we’re going to do so, there are ways we improve our skincare habits to keep ingrown hairs at bay.
Ingrown hairs are natural hairs that have grown irregularly. This occurrence often occurs after the hair removal process, such as shaving or plucking, and causes the skin to become inflamed, irritated, and raised with small cysts. Hairs become ingrown in the process of trying to grow back from the follicle.
As the hair follicle begins to grow, it curls inward, causing the pores to be trapped by the curved hair follicle. When the pores are trapped, the skin becomes inflamed as puss and other impurities trigger swelling and irritation.
Luckily, ingrown hairs are very common reactions from the body when we remove hair. There are a few things that we can take into consideration to ensure that we remove hair carefully, without irritation. Here are a few easy ways you can treat and prevent ingrown hairs in the future:
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