The cause of ingrown hairs is as simple as that: your hair grows under the surface of the skin either because there are skin cells clogged up its follicles or just because this is its way of growing.
What you have to do in order to prevent the growth of hair under your skin is to exfoliate it before waxing or shaving. There are scrubs on market, but if you are looking for home made remedies, we’re here to give you the best solutions. See below 3 of the remedies that you can prepare at your home, cheap and practical.
- Aspirin honey treatment
Because its content of salicylic acid, the aspirin prevents skin infection. Mix 3 crushed aspirins with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of water and apply the mixture (which should have the texture of a paste) on the area where you have ingrown hairs. After 10 minutes, rinse with warm water, with the help of a washcloth.
- Tea tree oil soak
This oil also has antiseptic properties, but also anti-inflammatory properties, which make him very useful for this problem. Apart from reducing inflammation, it opens the pores, thus loosening up the ingrown hairs. Soak your skin with a cloth dipped in warm water mixed with 20 drops of tea tree oil. You can repeat the operation as many times as needed.
- Coconut oil sugar scrub
The sugars are active agents when it comes to exfoliation, and it also prevents further growth of the hair under the skin. The coconut oil, in its turn, has both hydrating and anti-bacterial properties. Mix a cup of sugar with half a cup of coconut oil, add ten drops of tea tree oil and apply the mixture on the affected areas, then rinse it off – after a couple of minutes – with warm water.