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Remove Ingrown HairIngrown hair are hair shafts that actually curl backwards as they grow and eventually grow right back into the skin, leaving a small ‘loop’ of hair that is then sticking outside of the body. These can become quite painful, so learning how to remove it may save you from the discomfort.
Method 1: Shave Properly
Ingrown hairs are very likely to occur when you save improperly, so prevention can be the best method. To prevent ingrown hairs, be sure to use a good quality shaving cream and change your razor blade regularly. If it’s dull, that will make it far more likely that the hairs grow long enough to produce this curl-back effect.
Method 2: Remove The Ingrown Section
The next method is to simply remove the ingrown section from the skin. Begin by placing a towel soaked in hot water and squeeze out on the skin for a few minutes. This will make the hair shaft more supple and likely to be removed. Then using a pair of tweezers, gently coax that hair strand out of the skin. Do not tear or yank it out – you want to try and preserve it as best as possible.
Method 3: Use An Egg Membrane
Egg membranes can work well to help you remove ingrown hairs. To do this, simply crack open an egg and discard the egg and yolk. You’ll be left with the membrane inside the shell. Peel this membrane out and then place it directly over the ingrown hair. Flatten it out and then allow it to sit on the skin for 10 minutes or until dry.
Next, pull the membrane off and you should be able to remove the ingrown hair with it.
Method 4: Use Acne Medication
Acne medication containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can also be used to help remove ingrown hairs. Simply apply this medication to the area just as you would if it was a pimple. You’ll notice the surrounding skin may start to dry out and with it, often the ingrown hair will come out as well.