THE MYSTERY OF THE INGROWN HAIR!
Most people get them, but why don’t we talk about it?
by Salon Owner & Bump eRaiser Creator Lilliane Caron (Caronlab Australia)
Anyone who has ever shaved or waxed will no doubt be familiar with ingrown
hairs and well aware of the pain, irritation and embarrassment they cause. As a
therapist, I’ve seen many ingrown hairs and the most memorable ones are the
ones that have been squeezed, picked, plucked, dug out and cut at by
frustrated clients looking for a solution. More often than not, this leads to
infection and potential scarring.
No one wants to have ingrown hairs! They’re unsightly, sometimes painful and
itchy causing much discomfort, sometimes so bad that the client gives up on
waxing altogether. Why put a client through of all of this when solutions
I thought the best place to start this piece is to explain what an ingrown hair is
and why they occur. To put it simply, an ingrown hair is a hair that does not
emerge from the follicle but remains embedded in the skin, usually causing
inflammation. Ingrown hairs can occur after hair removal when dead skin cells
accumulate and form a papule as the skin heals. Hair growing in the area gets
trapped under the papule and is prevented from exiting the skin, creating an
ingrown hair. Irritating and unsightly ingrown hairs can occur on any part of
the body however are most common under the arms, bikini line, legs, chest
and on the face/neck for men. Ingrown hairs and other problems associated
with hair removal vary from person to person and can be more prominent
depending on hair and skin types.
I have the feeling most therapists are scared of offending or embarrassing
clients when they have ingrown hairs and therefore the client is left to figure
out this pesky problem on their own. The truth of it is that ingrown hairs are
just as important to talk about with clients as any other skin concern. Clients
come to us for a professional/expert service and I believe that it is just as
important to ensure their skin is as smooth, as it is hair-free. It’s not just women who are affected by ingrown hairs. Men are also extremely
prone to ingrown hairs and shaving rash due to the coarseness of their hairs.
Today is the day to remove the awkward mystery and start the conversation
about ingrown hairs! It’s time to banish the bumps!
My top 5 tips for smooth skin!
1. Exfoliate daily! The removal of dead skin cells will aid the prevention of
ingrown hairs as there will be less chance of the hair getting trapped under
2. Do not touch! If the hair cannot easily be lifted with a pair of clean tweezers
(without breaking the skin), leave it alone!
3. Find the right product for your particular concern. Different products will
give different results. If you’re a stickler for routine buy a product that will help
in the prevention and elimination of ingrown hairs. If you’re someone who
forgets to use a product daily, go for a treatment only product designed to be
used once an ingrown appears. Go for products in packaging that suit the area
being treated. Eg) if the ingrown hairs are on a small area of the body, a spot
treatment is best. If it’s a large area like arms, legs, chest or back, a lotion,
spray or serum is far better and more economical.
4. Don’t be fooled by price. The most expensive treatments for ingrown hairs
are not always the best (or at least any better). Always look for product
reviews and testimonials and if possible ask for a sample first.
5. Other ailments! If you’re also suffering from other bumps, pustules and
pimples a lot of ingrown hair treatments will often aid these concerns too.
There are even some treatments out there that retard hair growth and there’s
even some which ease the discomfort of waxing! Multi-purpose all-rounders, a
must for any bathroom cabinet!
Working with Lilliane Caron & Caronlab Australia, South Beach Skin Solutions is proud to offer her new line of Bump eRaiser products. Caronlab Australia has been the leading Australian brand of depilatory products for many years now.
Bump eRaiser Medi Paste
A highly concentrated spot treatment to eliminate ingrown hairs, razor bumps and pimples.
•Reduces redness and swelling while preventing infection.
•Scientifically formulated with Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Triclosan & Vitamin A to draw out the infection rapidly without causing trauma to the skin.
•For rapid results apply a band-aid over the problem area as this will speed up healing.
•Suitable for all areas of the body.
•Use twice a day, or as often as needed.
Bump eRaiser Exfoliating Mitt
regular use, exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells that cause ingrown hairs by trapping them underneath the skins surface. It also improves circulation and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. Regular use of Bump eRaiser Exfoliating Mitt will free hair follicles and reduce the chance of ingrown hairs forming. It’s also best to exfoliate prior to self-tanning to avoid uneven blotches!
External use only. Not intended for use by pregnant or breast feeding women.
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