Ingrown hairs, commonly known as razor bumps, are hairs that have curled around and grown back into the skin instead of rising up from it. An ingrown hair can produce a raised, red bump that looks like a little pimple. At times, there may be pus inside the bump. It also causes redness, swelling, inflammation, pain and irritation in the area.
The cause of ingrown hairs isn’t complicated. Simply put, when your hair starts to grow, sometimes it curls inwards and get trapped back under the surface of your skin. This can happen because dead skin cells clog up your hair follicle (so always, always exfoliate), but also just because of your hair’s natural growth pattern (those with curly hair may suffer the most).
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- Sugar is a great skin scrub that can help get rid of ingrown hair. It gently exfoliates the skin, removing dead cells and helping the ingrown hair come out of the skin. Plus, it will make your skin silky smooth.
- Olive oil and tea tree oil helps soften the skin and facilitate effective scrubbing. Besides, these oils are anti-bacterial which will treat any ingrown hair infection.
Here is a DIY beauty mask for ingrown hair treatment. Things you need:
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4-5 drops tea tree oil
Method: Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl
How to use: Wash the area with warm water and a gentle cleanser (great if you could soak in warm water for sometime). Apply this on the area on and around ingrown hair. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Scrub it gently for 5 minutes with light circular movements. Wash off with cold water