Say “Goodbye ” to ingrown hair.
Anyone can get an ingrown hair. But the problem is more common in people who have very curly or coarse hair. Curly hair is more likely to bend back and re-enter the skin, especially after it’s been shaved or cut. Men in particular faced this dilemma.
Ingrown hairs (also called razor bumps) are unsightly and painful. It can cause redness and swelling (its medical term is Pseudofolliculitis Barbae or PFB).permanently darken the skin, or leave behind a scar, especially if you’ve been scratching or picking at it.
Adjust your shaving technique
Shaving too closely is one of the triggers for razor bumps. Hair stubs cut too closely will get trapped inside the hair follicle and dig inward or sideways. To avoid shaving too close, don’t pull the skin when you shave; don’t put too much pressure on the blades; shave with the grain and use a single-blade razor. You will need to maintain this approach over time, as one extra-close shave will be enough to cause a recurrence of ingrown hairs that will take weeks to heal.
There are several products that claim to help treat ingrown hairs, but the reality is that Salicylic acid is the one active substance that can visibly improve razor bumps. It is a dermatological-grade ingredient that exfoliates, moisturizes, clears pores and can help prevent infection.
Exfoliating (removing the upper layers of dead skin) is indispensable to manage ingrown hairs. Weekly use of a gentle face scrub with glycolic acid is particularly effective.
Look for faceofman exfoliative scrub to loosen the dead cells to prevent ingrown hair.
Since scrubbing is only prevention but what can you do to treat ingrown hair?
Consult the staff at Face of Man ans ask for Chromolite® hair removal that will destroy the ingrown hair follicle, leaving you a permanent solution to ingrown hair..
Illustrated & compiled by Esther Cheang and Adam Chua , Face of Man. 20 October 2013