December 10, 2012
Ingrown hairs can be painful, itchy and uncomfortable, not to mention unsightly. When one crops up right before you're about to bare all in a dress for your company's holiday party, it can be especially obnoxious. Before you consider scrapping your dress and wearing pants, try some of these treatments to make it go away.
The embarrassing redness caused an ingrown hair is mostly due to swelling. You can tone it down with some ice, but antioxidants like green tea can also do the trick. Try spa products designed to beat this issue like Bliss Ingrown Hair Eliminating Pads. Soaked in green tea and oat extract with beta and alpha hydroxy acids, these convenient pads will soothe the irritated skin so the stubborn hair can come out and heal on its own. Although you should not use these right after shaving, they may help between sessions.
Exfoliation is also key to getting the hair to go away. Because ingrown hairs are hairs that curled around and grew back into your skin, the best way to get them out is to scrub away at the area. Use a scrub in the shower every day, and always exfoliate before you shave to prevent this from happening in the future. It also helps to change your razor blade frequently.