They appear at night, like little monsters. Or maybe they spring up during the day, itching under your clothes and interfering with your work. Ingrown hairs. They’re the bane of every hair remover’s existence, and if you struggle with them, you’ve probably tried a million products to alleviate the misery. Ingrown hairs are caused by a pretty simple phenomenon: the top layer of your skin simply grows over the hair, leading to a hyper-localized infection that looks a lot like a pimple. If you’re still getting ingrown hairs, BodyHonee could be your new best friend. But no matter what hair removal product you use, we’ll help you slay the beast of red, irritated skin with these can’t-miss tips.
Your Skin is Too Dry
Dry skin is a leading cause of ingrown hairs. When the top layer of your skin is dry, it’s less likely to slough off, making it easier for hair to get trapped under the surface. The obvious solution to this conundrum is to exfoliate your skin immediately before removing hair, but for some people, this doesn’t go far enough. To further reduce your odds of developing an ingrown mess, moisturize your skin both immediately before and immediately after shaving.
Your Hair Removal Method is No Good
No matter how well you tend to your skin, you’re going to get ingrown hairs if you’re using a bad hair removal method or taking too many risks with your skin. One of the most significant causes of ingrown hairs is a razor that’s too dull. When your razor is dull, it can’t cut the hair evenly and close to the skin, which means the hair’s more likely to get stuck.
Likewise, low-quality depilatory creams can irritate your skin, and the wrong waxing product can give rise to a painful rash. BodyHonee offers the perfect alternative, with all-natural and gentle products. By pampering your skin before and after you remove hair, our products help you avoid getting trapped in the cycle of ingrown hairs.
Your Skin Isn’t Dry
When your skin is too wet – a phenomenon that’s especially common during the summer, when you may spend a lot of time in a bathing suit or sweating – it’s easier for dead skin to get stuck and for your hair to get trapped under your skin. Be sure to fully dry your skin after each shower. Avoid sitting around in a wet bathing suit, and if you struggle with excessive sweating during the summer months, try using a gentle talcum powder on the area to keep it dry.
You Have a Health Issue
If you’ve tried the tips above or switched to BodyHonee and are still having problems, it’s time to chat with your doctor. Some skin conditions can cause you to shed dry skin more slowly, and a handful of auto-immune diseases can make your skin vulnerable to infections, thereby increasing your odds of ingrown hairs. Listen to what your skin is trying to tell you. If you’re not able to solve the problem on your own, it’s time to enlist the assistance of your doctor.