Handling Ingrown Hairs

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Have a bump on your leg, underarm or bikini line that’s become red, inflamed or painful? Chances are this is an ingrown hair-one that has become trapped beneath the skin.

An ingrown hair is similar to a pimple. You may be tempted to pick or pop it, but, as with a blemish, you shouldn’t. Instead, have an aesthetician or dermatologist treat it, extracting the hair similarly to extracting a pimple.

To prevent future ingrown hairs, exfoliate often. Whether you shave, wax or have had laser hair removal, keeping follicles free of dead skin and debris will not only help prevent ingrown hairs, but also prevent potential breakouts and keep skin looking healthy and glowing.

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