Ingrown hairs can occur to anybody— regardless of gender— at what seems like at any time. If you are preparing to get laser hair removal but are dealing with some nasty ingrown hairs that are causing you more grief than they’re worth, you are not alone. By understanding some clear and effective methods to rid your skin of ingrown hairs, you can better prepare for laser hair removal and feel more confident about your skin. Read on to learn more.
Exfoliate with Sugar
Sugar scrubs are an all-natural and effective way of exfoliating your skin and helping to get rid of those ingrown hairs. By helping to scrub off the top layer of your skin through the exfoliating process, you can release the ingrown hair and then either tweeze it or shave it off. To create a sugar scrub, try the following recipe:
1 Cup Sugar
½ Cup Olive Oil
Mix ingredients together and gently apply to skin, focusing on the area in which you have an ingrown hair.
Use Black Tea Bags
Filled with tannic acid which is shown to reduce redness and inflammation and help to soothe your skin, applying some steeped black tea bags over your ingrown hairs will help to calm down the skin and hair follicle and help to release the ingrown hair from the hair follicle.
Another great way to remove your ingrown hair(s) is to apply some moist heat to the affected area. Simply take a warm washcloth and gently place it over your skin where the ingrown hair is. Allow it to sit there for around five minutes or until the skin is soft and moist. The heat from the washcloth will help to relax the hair follicle and will make it easier for you to remove the hair.
Ingrown hairs can cause you to feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. If you are planning on getting laser hair removal from Dr. Toni Stockton’s office but would like to get rid of some of your ingrown hairs beforehand, try the above methods. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Toni Stockton’s office today!
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