How to pull out ingrown hairs

Guide: What helps against ingrown hairs?

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Ingrown hairs don't have to be: You can prevent them with the right care measures

Body positivity also includes a relaxed approach to body hair. How relaxed you ultimately take this is of course up to you. But one thing is clear: if you belong to the camp that prefers legs and armpits without hair in summer, you often reach for a razor. The result: Unfortunately, you often have to struggle with ingrown hairs. The lumps under the skindon't just look ugly, they are painful too. Time to finally get rid of them. We explain how to prevent ingrown hairs and remove them safely with tweezers.

How can you avoid ingrown hairs?

No more shaving, waxing or epilation would be the best option. If you still don't want to do without the smooth feeling on the skin, you can do other things:

1. Prepare the skin for shaving and the like

In the first step it is recommended to have a warm shower to take because it softens the skin and opens the pores. Also regular peels help to remove dead skin and prevent clogged pores. For example, the Dead Sea Salt Scrub from PraNaturals, which is enriched with almond oil, which gives the skin a lot of moisture, is ideal.

The following applies when shaving: The hairs should always shaved in the direction of growth become. In addition, sharp, rust-free blades minimize the risk of ingrown hairs, as they cut them cleanly and straight. A shaving cream It also minimizes the friction between the blade and the skin, which prevents pimples and irritation.

3. Care after hair removal

Whether shaving, epilation or waxing: After the procedure, the skin needs moisture. Are optimalcooling, calming active ingredients like aloe vera, which nourishes the affected areas intensively. On healthy, well-moisturized skin, new hair comes out of the pores more easily and grows in less quickly.Tip: Look out for natural after-shave products without perfume and alcohol, as these ensure dry skin and may burn a little after shaving.

4. Special after-shave balm

For beautiful skin without inflammation, it is also worthwhile to use a special Shave balm against unruly hair to invest. One favorite is the cream from the German label Lumunu. Massage the light ointment into the affected parts of the body after hair removal. Active ingredients such as vitamin E care for the skin and soothe it, and the formula also helps to bring individual hairs to the surface. This prevents painful inflammation, but also pimples, redness or cuts that cause scars.

Plus point:The cream is particularly gentle and can therefore also be used on the sensitive skin of the intimate zone. This is particularly often affected by the problem, as the thick, often curly hair can grow in faster.

How does ingrown hair develop?

Ingrown hairs result from hair removal with a razor, epilator or after waxing. We want to explain the exact causes here:

  • Own the hair that grows following the respective hair removal method a sharper edge. That way it can happen to themgrow laterally into the skin - instead of straight up out. Incidentally, ingrown hairs appear all over the body, but legs, armpits and the sensitive bikini area are often affected, as these are often shaved.
  • At People with frizzy, thick hair The problem occurs more frequently on armpits, legs and the like - because they naturally tend to curl more and grow in the wrong direction.
  • Another common cause are dead skinthat clog the ducts of the hair roots and, together with bacteria, lead to inflammation.
  • Tight clothesthat is worn after hair removal can add to the problem. Because if the substance rubs against the skin and stubble, the hair that grows back can easily grow under the surface of the skin. Tight pants and the like are therefore taboo immediately after shaving.

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SOS tip: Remove ingrown hair - this is how it works

There are numerous care measures to prevent hair from growing in. If there is an unpleasant bump on the legs, armpits or in the genital area, the question arises as to how it can be removed safely and painlessly. We explain what you can do in this case - and what you should definitely not do.

  • Don't:Under no circumstances should you press the small inflammation with your fingers, as this would only make it worse and cause more pimples.
  • Don't: Rough expression is also not an option. In the worst case, this can lead to an unsightly scar.
  • Do:A Ointment with zinc Instruct. This has an anti-inflammatory effect and accelerates the healing of the pimple. As an alternative, there are also gentle remedies with salicylic acid, which free the pores of cornifications and dead skin cells under which the individual hair is buried.
  • Do:A warm compress also helps to open the pores and bring the diagonally ingrown hair to the surface of the skin. Alternatively, you can put a warm washcloth on the affected skin area for a few minutes.
  • Do: If the hair slowly moves to the surface and becomes visible, you can very carefully use a sterile needle or sterile forcepsremove. The hair and the hair roots can be pulled out of the skin in the direction of growth. After removing, disinfect the wound with tweezers or the sterilized needle.

Avoid ingrown hairs: Laser hair removal as an option

If you want smooth, supple skin without hair on your legs or in the genital area, you can also opt for a permanent one Hair removal with the laser or IPL device decide. This cosmetic treatment not only frees you from annoying hair, but also puts an end to ingrown hairs after shaving.

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