Ingrown hair - what should you do to prevent them so they don't trigger excess pigmentation?
Facial ingrown hair can be prevented with the right products and routine, including:
- Regular exfoliation with a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells that can clog hair follicles
- Using a good quality razor and shaving cream to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs
- Using products containing salicylic acid or azelaic acid to gently exfoliate and prevent ingrown hairs
- Applying a post-shave balm or to soothe irritated skin and prevent ingrown hairs
- Being gentle when shaving, using light pressure and avoiding pulling the skin
- Shaving in the direction of hair growth to prevent hairs from curling back into the skin
- Using warm water to soften the hair before shaving and cold water to close the pores afterwards
- Avoiding tight clothing or anything that may irritate the skin in the area
- Considering alternative hair removal methods such as waxing, threading, or laser hair removal
By incorporating these tips into your skincare routine, you can prevent facial ingrown hairs and keep your skin smooth and bump-free.
Here is set of skincare products to help heal current ingrown hair, and prevent future ones from appearing.