Ingrown Hairs – 4 Tips to Treat and Avoid Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs (also called razor bumps) are unsightly and painful. They result when the shaved hair gets trapped inside the follicle or grows back into the skin. It can cause scarring, redness and swelling (its medical term is Pseudofolliculitis Barbae or PFB). The comprehensive approach outlined here by my pals at *Menscience will solve the most stubborn conditions or occasional ingrown hairs. You will need to follow all four of the steps in this regimen for several weeks. 1. Treat with active ingredients • 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. Use a post-shave product with salicylic acid so it remains on your skin the whole day (see below).
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