Ingrown hairs are not a serious problem, but are unsightly and become frustrating when you want to have nice legs or look good in underwear. Anyone can have ingrown hairs, but this is a common problem for people who have curly hair with thick thread. Sometimes follicles are clogged with dead skin cells, so that the hair is forced to grow sideways or down. Men may experience this problem on the chin or cheeks after shaving and women in the groin or legs.
Salt is cheap and very easily accessible to anyone employed. Exfoliates your skin, ensures good blood circulation, reduce irritation and helps to heal folliculitis. If you use salt-based cosmetics, you will notice that in time the effects of folliculitis will decrease. But if you decide to use a treatment based on salt only, you have to know how to proceed.
Method: Heat a cup of water and add half a teaspoon of salt. Mix well, and then moisten a cotton pad. Dab the area where the hairs have grown under the skin, then rub circular. Finally, let the skin dry and do not rinse! Treatment should be followed every day until hairs resurface. You can try another option, which is to pour a tablespoon of salt in your shower gel. Then, use the shower gel normally. Finally, rinse with plenty of lukewarm water. The salt will exfoliate the dead cells, cleanse pores and the unwanted hair will surface. Then gently wax it.
Sugar and jojoba oil mask:
Sugar is a good exfoliator that helps hair to grow normally. Sugar cleans in-depth skin, and removes dead. You will have a smooth skin like a baby! Method: All you need is a cup of white sugar, jojoba oil and a few drops of essential oil. Mix ingredients and apply the mask on body areas where folliculitis was developed. Careful! The skin should be moist. Rub it with gentle and circular motions and finally rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Vinegar fights bacteria and helps to eliminate ingrown hairs, naturally. Method: Prepare a solution of water and vinegar in equal quantities and apply it on the problem area. You can wet a towel and then massage the area circularly for 15 minutes. Careful! The towel should be clean and cotton! Then rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat twice a day until the hair will come out and irritations will fade.
How to prevent ingrown hairs:
- Exfoliate the skin, before shaving or waxing to remove dead cells.
- After shaving, use a gentle disinfectant, for example, tea tree oil or chamomile oil.
- For skin irritations, use a nappy rash cream – one designed for babies.