If you want to get rid of ingrown hairs once and for all, all you need to do is follow a few simple rules. These rules will help you reduce the number of ingrown hairs very fast, and eventually, eliminate them completely.

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The winter days are perfect for you to start following these basic skin care rules. This way, you’ll have enough time to get that perfect, smooth skin you have always wanted for your summer vacation.

Basic Skin Care Rules For Ingrown Hairs
Body Peeling

Regular exfoliation is very important for the prevention of ingrown hairs. It removes the layer of dead cells, allowing the hairs to penetrate the surface of the skin. In this way, we don’t just prevent the hairs to grow back into the skin, but also release the already existing round hair bumps.

Actually, all skin types benefit from exfoliation. The end results are a smooth, rejuvenated and glowing skin! Don’t you just love that?

Make your own body scrub by mixing two tablespoons of polenta, or corn grits, one teaspoon of honey and a little bit of water and lemon juice. Combine the mixture, so that you get a runny paste, easy for applying. Gently rub your entire body, repeating circular motions for about 5 minutes. Repeat the treatment once a week. If you don’t have the necessary ingredients to make this body scrub, mix sugar or salt with your usual showering gel.


The most common causes of ingrown hairs are shaving, waxing, tweezing, depilatory creams and other depilation methods. Because of this, it’s very difficult to get rid of this skin problem. Because every time we treat old ingrown hairs, new appear.

Fortunately, we can diminish the problems with proper skin care after waxing. Remember to always apply oil or lotion with antibacterial properties, to reduce any infection under the skin. Lavender or tea tree oil, and Aloe Vera gel are perfect for this! They won’t just prevent the hairs from growing back into the skin, but will also stop the formation of pimples. Also, don’t forget to use a body scrub once a week.

But, What If Ingrown Hairs Continue To Appear?

It’s difficult to solve this problem overnight. Especially after a prolonged practice of the aforementioned hair removal methods. If ingrown hairs continue to appear, it’s important to remove and treat them in an appropriate manner, to avoid an infection or irritation of the affected area. Try the following:

  • Exfoliation and warm baths, to soften the skin and remove the hairs more easily.
  • With disinfected and high quality tweezers or a needle, gently pull the hair. Take care not to damage the skin.
  • If you cannot remove the hair at first try, don’t “dig” into your skin. Wait a few days. Otherwise, you can easily damage the skin.
  • After you pluck the hair, disinfect the area with alcohol and apply moisturizer.
Aspirin And Aloe Vera Treatment

Aspirin contains salicylates, chemical compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe Vera on the other hand, has soothing and healing properties. For the preparation of this treatment, all you need to do is mix two crushed aspirins with a little bit of Aloe Vera gel, enough to make a runny paste. Apply the resulting mixture on the affected skin area overnight, and rinse it with lukewarm water in the morning. Over time, this treatment will help you reduce the ingrown hairs significantly.

Precaution: Don’t use this paste if you’re pregnant, allergic to salicylates, on Accutane treatment, or if you have skin issues of any kind, such as rashes or sunburns.

You can see how to prepare the aspirin and Aloe Vera treatment on below video.

Dr. Tabasum Mir