The Mystery of Ingrown HairsArturo
by Salon Owner & Bump eRaiser Creator Lilliane Caron (Caronlab Australia)
Most people get them, but why don’t we talk about it? 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 exist?!?
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!
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. We now feature these and other fine Bump eRaiser products now available to you in the USA for direct shipping.
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
With 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!