Ingrown hairs are painful, annoying and ugly. They can often be seen through your skin and ruin the overall look of your otherwise beautifully smooth legs. They are even worse when they appear on your more sensitive areas, like your under arms and bikini area. In extreme cases they can even require medical attention. To help you prevent this painful problem from occurring, we put together a guide to help you avoid getting any ingrown hair.
How To Prevent Ingrown Hair From Your Epilator
Ingrown hair is more common with shaving, but it can happen when you are using your epilator. Even though an epilator removes your hair at the root, breakage can occur. It is these extremely short hairs that cause all of the problems, and here is how you can help to stop them.
Step 1: Determine which type of hair you have. Women with dark, curly body hair have a greater risk of getting ingrown hair. You’re coarser, curly hair is harder for the epilator to grab, and they can easily be broken instead of removed.
Step 2: Always exfoliate before using your epilator. This not only improves the look of your skin, it will also remove all of the dead skin cells that can clogged your pores and cause ingrown hairs to grow. Certain exfoliating lotions with a glycolic acid base can be especially helpful if you are already prone to getting ingrown hair from shaving.
Step 3: When you are using your epilator always follow the hair’s natural growth. Running your epilator against the hair’s growth can cause it to break more easily. Take your time, and make sure that you remove every unwanted hair.
Step 4: After you are finished, press a cool washcloth against your freshly smooth skin. This helps the redness and swelling to lessen, and also helps to keep your pores clean. A gentle moisturizer can also help to smooth your skin, and keep it healthy.
Step 5: It is always important to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. Drinking plenty of water daily and using a hydrating skin cream will not only keep your skin looking younger and healthier, it will make using your epilator so much easier.
These tips can help to not only prevent ingrown hairs from forming, but they will also keep your skin radiant and healthy. The best way to prevent any ingrown hair is to always take care of your skin.