In-grown hairs. We all hate them. We all want to know how to avoid them like the plague. This month’s #skincarewednesday tip is from our esthetician, Francesca, and she shares with us how to prevent those pesky in-growns!
WHAT CAUSES THEM
Any type of hair removal that doesn’t get the hair from below the surface can cause the hair to grow back into the skin. People with thicker, curlier hair are more prone to this. Waxing, if done efficiently, should decrease the amount of ingrowns because it’s removing the hair from below the surface of the skin.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THEM
You will usually see small, round bumps. Sometimes those bumps will get darker and be painful or itchy.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO
Most ingrowns will clear up on their own if left alone. Picking at them can cause infection or leave a scar. There are products designed for ingrowns, but the most effective way is to exfoliate the area, allowing the hair to work its way out of the skin. You can use a washcloth or a scrub.
Hope that helps you as you prevent ingrowns this summer! Much love!