What are ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hairs, also called Razor Bumps, are those unattractive bumps which may be painful to the touch. These pesky bumps are results from shaving; the shaved hair gets trapped behind the follicle or grows into the skin. They can cause swelling, scarring, and redness.
At J. Arthur Skin Care we care about how men’s skin and its conditions can affect well-being and health. We’ve outlined a few tips that will help avoid ingrown hairs and its unpleasant symptoms.
A practice to help avoid ingrown hairs is exfoliating; removing the dead skin helps decrease the chance of ingrown hairs. Exfoliate daily with J. Arthur Foaming Facial Cleanser followed by the Triple Action Spray. Both products are formulated with natural ingredients specifically designed to clean out pores and reveal a brighter younger looking skin.
TIP: By washing with a brush that is soft-bristle and J. Arthur Ingrown Treatment in a circular motion on your beard will help dislodge the tips of potential ingrown hairs – this will also help eliminate dead skin cells and clear the way for follicles so they can grow without impediment.
Shaving oils can be used as a stand alone lubricant or underneath shaving cream to prep the skin for a close comfortable shave. It protects the skin to prevent nicks, cuts, and razor burn.
Use non-acnegenic /non-comedogenic (means it’ll likely not cause acne) shaving cream formulated for sensitive skin. It is important that they contain natural ingredients free from synthetic dyes.
TIP: Foam shaving creams will dry and irritate your skin. This will seriously worsen ingrown hairs, over dry the skin and close pores.
A smooth close shave makes you look and feel good. But, unfortunately it can cause razor bumps. Hair stubs that are cut too short will get trapped in hair follicles and grow awry causing ingrown hairs. Its best to have a 5-o’clock shadow than to have unsightly razor bumps.
Best way to not shave too close is to not pull the skin and don’t add pressure to the blade. Use a single-blade razor and let it glide with the grain. Make this a routine because one close shave will sprout ingrown hairs that will come back in a vengeance.
HOW TO TREAT ALREADY INGROWN HAIRS
Tweezers – our favorite tool. Don’t pluck the hair out, as this will make the hair regrow deeper. Start this process with a steam towel to help open the pore. Then use a little pre-shave oil to soften the skin and hair before tweezing. Carefully lift the ingrown end out with the tweezers.
Use J. Arthur Triple Action Spray to alleviate redness . After skin is calm and free from inflammation go over the treated area with J. Arthur Skin Care Ingrown Hair Treatment this is ideal for prevention and helps reduce ingrown hairs.