10 Ways To Tend To Ingrown Hair Problems

10 Ways To Tend To Ingrown Hair Problems

You hurriedly shaved your legs for that short party dress everyone swooned over. Now, a week later, you’re confronted with small red bumps on your legs. Say hello to ingrown hair.


Ingrown hair are formed when shaved hair curls up and grows inside the skin instead of rising out. Also called razor bumps, these are commonly found on legs, underarms, bikini area and sometimes around the beard growth too. 

Ingrown hair creates a small red bump that looks like a pimple. It can sometimes get infected, with a little swelling, redness and pain. While this is not a serious problem, it is an irritating one. An ingrown hair problem sometimes goes away as the hair comes out of the skin;sometimes it doesn’t. Whatever you do, don’t pick your skin for ingrown hair bumps removal. 

Instead, try one of these simple home remedies that shows you how to get rid of ingrown hair follicles from legs, neck, scars, armpits or any other part of your body easily and painlessly.

10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair:

1. Sugar

  1. Mix one cup of white sugar with half a cup of extra-virgin olive oil.
  2. Gently massage the scrub onto the affected area in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  3. Do this 1-2 times a week. 


2. Baking Soda

  1. Make a solution of one tablespoon of baking soda and a cup of water.
  2. Using clean cotton or a soft cloth, apply the solution on the ingrown hair.
  3. Wash it off after five minutes.
  4. Do this 2-3 times every day. 


3. Tea Tree Oil

  1. Add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil in water or olive oil.
  2. Apply the mixture on the affected area, after cleansing the skin.
  3. Wash it off after 10 minutes with lukewarm water.
  4. Follow this treatment twice a day for as long as needed. 


4. Aspirin

  1. Make a paste of two aspirins and warm water.
  2. Add a teaspoon of honey and apply this paste to the affected area.
  3. Wash it off after 10 minutes and dry the area.
  4. Repeat this 1-2 times a week. 


5. Salt

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  1. Make a solution of 1½ teaspoons of table salt and one cup of lukewarm water.
  2. Dip a clean cotton ball in this solution and dab the affected skin with it.
  3. Wash it off in 5-8 minutes.
  4. Do this twice daily. 


6. Black Tea Bags

  1. Dip a black tea bag in warm water for a few seconds until moist.
  2. Gently rub it over the ingrown area for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Repeat as many times as needed. 


7. Aloe Vera

  1. Rub the gel of an aloe vera leaf on the ingrown hair area for a couple of minutes.
  2. After it has dried completely, rinse it out with lukewarm water.
  3. Repeat this 2-3 times every day. 


8. Honey

  1. Apply a thin layer of honey on the irritated skin.
  2. Rinse it off after it is dry.
  3. Repeat this for as long as required.


9. Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Apply apple cider vinegar on the ingrown hair area.
  2. Wash it off after a few minutes.
  3. Do this twice every day for best results. 


10. Cucumber

  1. Chill fresh cucumber slices.
  2. Gently rub them on the affected area.
  3. Do this as many times in a day as possible.


Most of these home remedies should work & help you get rid of ingrown hair. However, if none of these remedies work, and the ingrown hair becomes infected, consult a doctor immediately.

Of course, even better is ingrown hair prevention. Gently exfoliate your skin before shaving. Do it every day until the hair starts to grow back.Shave your hair with Venus Embrace Refillable razor which uses 5 blades surrounded by a Ribbon of Moisture for that extra glide to prevent ingrown hair.

Read useful hair removal tips here.

Check out useful beauty tips at Reward Me. 

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