Saturday, November 18, 2017

Preventing Ingrown Hairs

At Home Remedies for Ingrown Hairs

I just received an email from a reader who is battling ingrown hairs, a very common problem among men and women.  Waxing is one of the best methods of hair removal to prevent ingrown hairs, but unfortunately this reader has said that her parents will not allow her to get waxed.  Shaving is a major culprit of ingrown hairs, but if you have no other choice, there are a few different ways you can treat and prevent your ingrown hairs.

Why do Ingrown Hairs Form?

To understand how to treat ingrown hairs, it’s important to understand why they happen.  Ingrown hairs are the result of hairs that were cut very close to the skin’s surface(usually by shaving) that either grew inward (curled) or could not break through the skin’s surface when the hair was growing back.  New skin cells grew over the hair that was cut before it had a chance to poke through the skin’s surface again.

When you shave, the hair is cut leaving the tip flat. It’s not pointy or sharp enough to break through the surface again.  Waxing removes the hair from the root. When it grows back it is an entirely new hair, with a new pointed tip.  It is easier for it to break through the surface of the skin, resulting in less ingrown hairs.

Now that we basically understand that ingrown hairs are essentially trapped beneath fresh layers of skin cells, we can try a few methods to make sure that this doesn’t happen as often.

Prevent Ingrown Hairs

One of the best ways to prevent ingrown hairs is to consistently exfoliate problem areas– giving the shaved hair the best chance at breaking through the surface to re-grow.  You don’t have to scrub your skin with all your might, gently exfoliating your skin each morning can help remove dead skin cells that are piling up on top of hairs waiting to grow back.

There are plenty of exfoliating products that you can purchase at your local CVS.  You might want to pick one up that contains Salicylic acid.   The acid helps your skin exfoliate naturally plus it cleans deep down into your pores removing bacteria that can form whiteheads/infections after shaving.

Keep your skin soft after shaving by using moisturizers.  Dry skin is tougher for hairs to break through.

In summary, try daily, gentle exfoliating with a product that contains salicylic acid and keep your skin well moisturized.  See if that helps reduce the amount of ingrown hairs.

To send a question to Valentina, send an email to info@dayspaexpert.com

About Valentina Chistova- Brazilian Wax Expert

Valentina Chistova is a world-renowned aesthetician and beauty expert whose experience encompasses all facets of skin care and body treatments. Internationally trained, educated and certified, Valentina has devoted more than twenty years to her profession.

Valentina is a member of the National Cosmetology Association and a CIDESCO candidate (Comite International Desthetique et de Cosmetologie Desthetique), which is the highest degree of beauty therapy certification available in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, Valentina completed a rigorous training program with the Spanish organization Wontersaf, one of the world’s leading centers for trichology, capillary diagnostics and scalp and hair treatment to combat hair loss and other hair dysfunctions. Valentina also holds a Registered Nursing Degree from Kharkov State University and Cosmetology degrees from the Kharkov Medical Institute in the Ukraine and the Capri Institute of Cosmetology in New Jersey.

Valentina is the owner and director of skin care for Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa in Long Branch NJ and ABC Day Spa in CentraState.

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