Beauty 999: How to prevent ingrown hairs

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How to prevent ingrown hairs, and more importantly, what to do if you get one after shaving.

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Ingrown hairs aren't ideal when you're trying to show off your summer body. They're also painful and a downright nuisance.

So here's Venus Beauty Therapist Nathalie Eleni, on how to prevent them from appearing, and what to do should you get one.

How to prevent ingrown hairs


"The condition of skin and hair play an important role when it comes to ingrown hairs," says Nathalie.

"Ingrown hairs occur when hair pierces the follicle wall, growing into the surrounding skin. The follicular opening can become clogged with a build-up of skin cells which then trap the hair, impeding its natural progress out of the skin.

"Gently exfoliating skin is the best way to prevent ingr as the gentle scrubbing action removes the upper skin layer and hair can get through to the skin surface.

How to treat ingrown hairs


"Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! As well as helping to prevent any further ingrown hairs, gentle exfoliation will also remove any dead skin cells, dirt or oils that may be trapping the ingrown hair.

"When looking to remove hair in particularly tricky areas such as underarms or bikini line, it's also best to gently stretch the skin to ensure you create a flatter surface to catch all the unwanted hairs.

"Try rinsing your legs with cold water afterwards to keep skin fresh and close the pores, too.

"It's also important to always remember that the common downsides of shaving can all be avoided with well-looked after skin. Exfoliated and moisturised skin is softer and smoother and less likely to cause you problems.

"If ingrown hairs persist, do consult your doctor or dermatologist."

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