In general, anyone can get ingrown hair naturally. The common symptoms of ingrown hair are itch and redness. People with dermatitis, diabetes, curly hair and high level of a certain sex hormone are at risk of ingrown hair. So how to get rid of ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs go away naturally but if they are inherited from other symptoms might take time to get rid. You can remove ingrown hair at home following 4 simple steps below.
1. Make ingrown hair soften
Take necessary warm water in a bowl. Take well branded shampoo and pour it into the bowl. Mix some salt in it and lather it. Soak the affected area with the liquid for 15-20 minutes. The fluid softens your ingrown hair and makes the skin to exfoliate for the very next part.
2. Flake the dead skin
After scrubbing the ingrown area with the mixture let’s move forwards to flake off the dead skin from your ingrown areas with an exfoliating glove or any one you can afford. You can use sugar or salt in the place of exfoliate gloves, it might sound weird! But it works. This technique helps to remove the top layer of the dead skin from the ingrown surface.
3. Ready to pluck out
So, you are set. Use tweezers, needles or required medical tools to remove ingrown hair from your body part. Now, grab the hair carefully with the tool and pluck out one by one. Don’t do hurry, make the process comfortable and relax for the time being. After a while, you are clear! You win but you have a few things to do in the next step.
4. Protect your skin from infection
After several sensitive sessions you are here to finish an important duty that is protecting your skin from infection. Use Aloe Vera or Tea Tree oil as a natural antiseptic to protect your skin.
If you fail to remove ingrown hair alone then you should go for over the counter medications. Most common over the counter medications for ingrown hair- Tretinoin cream, oral and topical antibiotic e.g. erythromycin, clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. Over the counter cream is used to reduce skin plugging, and hair embedding into the skin follicles. Antibiotics give the protection from bacterial infections and stop growing bacteria in the skin.
There are two popular treatments that doctors take up to treat severe ingrown hair. They are pulling out technique and laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is the popular one because it is a safe and permanent treatment for ingrown hair. But it may discolor your skin.