How to prevent ingrown hairs

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No matter where or how you choose to remove body hair, you’ve probably already experienced physical – and mental – irritation caused by ingrown hairs. They emerge when the tip of a hair grows back into the skin instead of outwards, causing irritation or inflammation. While there are ways to soothe and treat them when they pop up, the only real ingrown hair solution is knowing how you can prevent ingrown hairs. Sticking to the right professional tools and knowing how to avoid what causes ingrown hairs in the first place makes the best ingrown hair remedy.

What causes ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs occur when a hair curves and grows under the surface of the skin instead of growing outwards from the skin. Often, this is because the hair is blocked from surfacing by dead skin cells clogging up the follicle, meaning that it can only grow sideways. Ingrown hairs are especially common with curly or coarse hair, like in the bikini area, or hair that’s just been shaved.

Ingrown hairs look like small spots or pimples. Sometimes, you’ll be able to make out the line of the hair below the surface of the skin. They can be painful, itchy and collected together like a rash.
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    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

    MRP: Rs.6,495.00

    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

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Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

MRP: Rs.6,495.00

Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

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What is the best way to get rid of ingrown hairs?

So far, so bad – but don’t jump to drastic measures of ingrown hair removal. Though it’s tempting to pick at it, this will probably make things worse. The only real ingrown hair solution is to leave it alone, stay patient and let it grow out by itself. If you really can’t leave it be, gently applying a warm compress to the area is the quickest way to get rid of ingrown hairs gently. It’ll help the hair rise to the surface of your skin faster, speeding up the natural growing-out process.

How to prevent ingrown hair

Your daily skincare routine is the best place to start for an ingrown hair remedy, and the key is regular exfoliation! What causes ingrown hairs most commonly is dead skin blocking the hair follicles after hair removal, which stops the hair from breaking through the skin and growing properly. Exfoliating often, especially before and after hair removal, can avert this issue. The Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator is ideal for use in the shower or the bath with an anti-slip grip. This way, you can easily exfoliate directly before and after use.

Choosing a good quality epilator is also crucial if you want to prevent ingrown hairs, as is knowing how to use it. If your epilator is breaking hairs rather than pulling them out whole, it’s more likely that they will grow back under the skin. The Philips Satinelle Essential Corded Compact Epilator and the Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator both remove hair straight from the root so that you’re left with smooth skin for weeks and run less of a risk of producing irritating bumps. Read the product guide before using it for the first time and you’ll soon be gorgeously smooth and good to go!go!

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