At some point or another, many of us suffer from pesky ingrown hair. It's irritating, frustrating, and downright painful. What causes these red, sore bumps? Let's get down to the root of it. Literally.
Ingrown hair occurs when hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. Those with curly or coarse hair are most susceptible to the condition, and bumps typically pop up around places that are shaved or waxed often like beard, legs, or bikini line.
There are a few ways to combat ingrown hair, like making sure your razor blade is changed frequently and always sharp. It's also important to shave in the same direction as the grain, because while against the grain may produce a closer shave, it also can result in more irritation.
Dr. Schultz shared his top tip for preventing dreaded ingrown hair: exfoliate with BeautyRx's Ingrown Hair Treatment Pads.
“We formulated them with glycolic acid to help exfoliate, plus green tea to soothe your skin while it treats, making these pads gentle enough to be used on sensitive areas like the bikini line,” Dr. Schultz told Prevention. He also recommends them for men with ingrown hair around their chin.
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