Prevent irritation with these ingrown hair treatments and serums.
Ingrown hairs are the peskiest part of shaving. Even after you’ve nailed the best shaving technique, sometimes ingrown hairs still make an appearance. The good news is that you can avoid razor burn and irritation with the right ingrown hair treatment. You don’t have to suffer after you shave. We’re here to help.
Did you know ingrown hairs are actually one of the most common skin concerns? They affect both men and women, and can actually pop up anywhere you might shave on the body. Ingrown hairs are caused by the hair shaft becoming trapped beneath the surface of your skin. The hair curls up inside the follicle as it regrows, making it impossible for the hair to reach the surface on its own. This causes a red bump to form that is often both itchy and inflamed. Many times, ingrown hairs are the result of shaving extremely close, which causes the hair to be too short to reach through the top layers of the skin. Hair follicles can also become clogged, which forces the hair inside to grow sideways under the skin, rather than upward and outward.
To avoid ingrown hairs, we recommend always shaving in the same direction your hair grows. This will help keep you from shaving too closely. Also, you never want to shave the same area more than once a day because this can cause irritation. If you still end up with a painful bump, gently exfoliate the area and apply a warm compress to encourage the hair upward. Applying an ingrown hair serum to the affected area can help soothe irritation and prevent future bumps. Look for a serum with mild exfoliating ingredients like salicylic or glycolic acid, as well as soothing ingredients like vitamin E.
Browse our complete selection of ingrown hair treatments to find the one that works best for your needs. If you need a place to start, visit our reviews section, where other LovelySkin customers have shared which formulas are their favorites. If you can’t decide which ingrown hair serum is right for your needs, our knowledgeable Customer Care team can help guide you toward the perfect product for your shaving routine. For even more helpful skin care tips, visit the LovelySkin blog and video section.