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How to remove ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs can become irritating and even painful, and if you don’t know how to get rid of them, they can become infected.

Ingrown hairs can become unsightly, red and may cause irritation. Keep them under control by removing hair follicles properly.

You need:
– alcohol
– tweezers
– hydrogen peroxide
– towel
– warm water

Cleanse your skin with soap and warm water

By removing the hairs under the skin you’ll open the pores and the area becomes clean, so there’s no risk of infection.

Sterilize the tweezers

You don’t want to cause more irritation. Place the tweezers in alcohol for several minutes.

Apply a warm compress

If the hair didn’t pierced the skin, you shouldn’t “dig” after him unless it’s infected. If you have a slight bulge, keep a warm compress on the area for about 2 minutes. This should help the hair get out from under the skin.

How to “remove” ingrown hairs?

WARNING: This step must be performed only if the area is infected and the hair doesn’t come out from under the skin. Use the sharpest side of the tweezer, apply pressure on the hair and easily scratch the skin, allowing the hair to come out of the follicle.

Don’t yank the hair, because the next one will grow the same. Just pull it out, above the skin. Pull it out in the same growth direction of other hairs.

Clean the area with hydrogen peroxide. Once you have completed this treatment, there may be pus, blood or other signs of infection in the hair follicle.

To prevent hair growth under the skin, cleanse the skin very well. Put hydrogen peroxide on the follicle and let it clean the pores. If you removed a hair, the process may take a little longer, so the best would be to act immediately you see an ingrown hair.

The hairs under the skin can be very annoying, especially in hot and humid climates. If you see small bumps under the skin, now you know what to do.

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