admin | April 18, 2015 | Beauty, Health |
-Apply a warm, wet compress on the surface and leave it for few minutes so that the skin softens. You can put a strained towel previously dipped in warm water. When the towel cools off, dip it in warm water again. If you can spot the ingrown hair ‘’encapsulated’’ in the skin, this procedure will eventually soften the hair and pull it closer to the surface. However, if you cannot see the hair immediately, leave the warm towel until it is closer to the surface. If you put a compress and you leave it for ten minutes, and yet, you still cannot spot the hair, you will not be able to remove it yourself, or it is something else is happening with the skin.
-Use a sterile needle, tweezers or a medical apparatus for ingrown hair so that you can gently pull ingrown hairs from the skin. A warm compress should push the hair to the surface- do not poke the hair if you cannot easily catch it. Do not pull the entire hair if you can, but just be sure that the end of the hair is outside the skin. It can take time until you pull it properly, but be patient and do not cut the skin.
Sometimes you will see a little bit of the loop of a hair closer to the skin which means that the top of the hair has started to grow towards the surface of the skin. If you can put a needle in the loop and pull it gentle, the end will probably loosen up.
If you decide to use tweezers, remember to use the ones with sharp ends. If it is being used carefully it will not damage the surrounding skin. Furthermore, another choice is a medical apparatus for ingrown hair which does not damage the surrounding skin or follicles.
Wash the surface around the ingrown hair with warm water and hydrate soap. Apply an antiseptic against infection. Avoid wearing short clothes near the surface and regularly apply pilling as a prevention of new ingrown hair. You may want to apply a saline solution as to avoid the appearance of new ingrown hairs.