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Say no to ingrown hairs!
Summer means tank tops, short skirts, open shirts and bikinis. Don’t let unsightly ingrown hairs be a problem for you.
Understanding ingrown hair
An ingrown hair is a hair that grows underneath the skin instead of coming up through it. It is generally visible from the surface of the epidermis, where it causes swelling, redness and, at times, infection (folliculitis).
What causes them?
While anyone can develop ingrown hairs, certain factors are more likely to cause them. For example:
Follow these few tips and you have a good chance of avoiding these pesky little bumps!
What about removal?
When you can see the hair beneath the surface of the skin, you can remove it. Use a sterilized needle or tweezers to break the skin where there is swelling. This will release the hair. Once it is out, lightly press the skin to eliminate any pus. Disinfect the area with rubbing alcohol or peroxide.
If ingrown hairs are causing your problems or pain, talk to your dermo-cosmetic consultant or family pharmacist for advice.
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