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How To Prevent Ingrown Hairs After Waxing
I can't seem to prevent ingrown hairs on my inner thighs no matter the precautions i take before waxing and after. ?
Ingrown Hair: Exfoliate your skin before you wax to get rid of dead skin and release trapped hairs that could be forced back into the skin while waxing. Just lather up with a loofah in the shower, or create your own body scrub by mixing a cup of brown sugar with 3 tbsp. Of olive oil and 1 tbsp. Of milk. Scrub in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then rinse away and pat dry before waxing. ...Read more
Is brazillian wax or shaving better if I'm prone to ingrown hairs and prefer to keep the area bare? How do I best prevent irritation?
Shave.: In general waxing tends to create more ingrown hairs, because you're pulling the hairs out by their roots. Shave, but use a single-blade or electric razor, not the fancy multi-blade models. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea; ingrown hairs occur when hair shafts are shaved below the skin line, allowing them to grow inward instead of back out of the skin. ...Read more
I have black pimple down there which are actually ingrown hairs called razor bumps i have tried waxing also but doesn't affect can you please tell me any other procedure of preventing them?
Laser removal: Hair follicles can be destroyed by laser so that hair will not grow again. Consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/beauty/hair-removal/laser-hair-removal For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs are hairs that do not release their secretions or follicle through the skin properly and become infected. You may consider regular cleaning of this area up to twice a day if needed. Allowing the hair to grow out may also help avoid possible infection at the site. ...Read more
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Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Moisturizing your skin can sometimes help, as well as either shaving regularly, or letting them grow out. Men often have this problem on their neck or face if they shave, while women often have problems in the bikini area. ...Read more
Avoid closest shave: Before shaving wash face with warm soap and water. Rinse off and then apply shving gel. Avoid trying to get the closest shave in the world since this increases the risk of ingrown hairs. If you only get ingrown hairs on your neck, and the hair is dark, you could consider laser hair removal. ...Read more
May trim: Hair instead of shaving or use depilatory cream or shave daily ...Read more
Trim, don't shave: MANSCAPING: Ingrown hairs occur when the tip of a hair gets caught underneath the skin surface but continues to grow while trapped inside the follicle, creating a "hair pimple". If you get waxed (Brazilian) or shave very closely, you increase the chance that a hair will get caught beneath the surface. If you want a "neat" appearance, try trimming the hair with an electric clipper instead. ...Read more
Let it grow.: Most common cause for ingrown hairs in the genital area is shaving or waxing. Using a clipper or going natural is the best prevention. ...Read more
I have been getting ingrown hairs in my underarms, and when the hair is out, it turns into a keloid. How do I prevent and remove the keloids?
I absolutely would: see a dermatologist, as it sounds like you may have a condition called Hidradentitis. There are treatments available but early diagnosis and treatment is imperative. ...Read more
I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.
Needs evaluation: It is impossible to tell you if this is normal or not in a virtual setting. You must see a MD to evaluate this spot if you are concerned, preferably a GYN. ...Read more
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