Ingrown hairs or razor bumps are hairs that were waved by root and grew under the skin instead grow out of it. They do not represent a serious problem but they are unsightly especially when you want to have nice legs or look good in underwear.
A hair grown under the skin produces skin irritation and inflammation that looks like a small pimple. Sometimes you can see the hair under the skin, sometimes you only see a small lump. These ingrown hairs can be painful because it causes inflammation. They appear after epilation, no matter what method we use.Read More
Here are the best home remedies for ingrown hairs.
- Sugar and jojoba oil mask
Sugar is a very good exfoliant that will help hair to grow normally. Sugar cleanse the skin deeply, removes dead cells and softens the skin. You only need one cup of white sugar, jojoba oil and a few drops of essential oil. Mix well the ingredients and then apply the mask to the area affected by folliculitis. The skin must be wet. Massage the skin with gentle circular motions and finally rinse thoroughly with warm water.
- Vinegar mask
Vinegar fights against bacteria and eliminates naturally the ingrown hairs. Prepare a solution from one part vinegar and one part water and then apply it on the affected area. You can wet a towel wherewith you can massage the skin for a few minutes. Repeat the operation twice a day until the hair will come to light and irritation will diminish.
Aspirin fights bacteria and microbes that have penetrated the pores of the skin and which have led to folliculitis. Because of acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin is an excellent scrub that will remove the dead cells and leave the skin clean and soft. Make a paste from two aspirins and a spoon of warm water, then apply it on the affected area. Leave it there 15 minutes and finally rinse it off with lukewarm water. You can use this mask once or twice a week.