All women face the problem of ingrown hair regardless of the hair removal method. Ingrown hair damage the visual appeal of a woman’s legs. So, women have to hide their legs under long dresses instead of showing off their smooth and silken legs. Ingrown hair are a headache especially during summers when you want to show off your toned body in short dresses.
Causes Of Ingrown Hair
The main reason for ingrown hair is improper removal of hair either by waxing, shaving or by use of depilatory cream. For a hair to grow out of the skin,it is important to pull out the previous hair from its root.
Treatment For Ingrown Hair On Legs
The saying, “prevention is better than cure” holds true for ingrown hair as well.While getting your hair removed, take care that they are pulled out from their follicles completely. Incomplete removal of hair will result in ingrown hair. Treating ingrown hair is an ardors task and requires time and effort. Let us look at some of the natural ways in which in-grown hair can be prevented and treated.
Using a strong exfoliator for scrubbing your legs is the most effective way of getting rid of ingrown hair. Purchase a walnut-based scrub for exfoliating your legs. Use warm water to wet your legs. Take a coin sized amount of scrub in your palm and apply it on your legs. Wait for two minutes for the scrub to sink in. Now begin massaging your legs in gentle circular motions. Massage each leg for five minutes at least. Wash away the scrub using warm water. This treatment should be done regularly for a week to get rid of ingrown hair completely. Exfoliating will also make your skin more responsive to any form of hair removal.
Heat about 500ml of water. The water should not be boiling hot. Take a clean hand towel and soak it in the hot water. Gently squeeze the excess water from the towel. Massage ingrown hair affected areas with the damp towel. Application of warm compress will help soften the skin. Now gently rub the spot with the towel to release the hair from under the skin. The hair will come out to the surface without the skin getting damaged or irritated. Apply a thin layer of moisturizer over the skin to prevent the hair from becoming coarse
Use oatmeal scrub for exfoliating the skin. Often our legs do not get shaved or waxed in a proper manner resulting in in-growth of hair. It is recommended that one should start using oatmeal scrub for exfoliation immediately after hair removal. This will considerably reduce chances of ingrown hair. You can prepare oatmeal scrub at home easily. Take half a cup of oatmeal and grind it coarsely in a grinder.Transfer the oatmeal powder into a clean jar or tub. Add two tablespoons of cold cream in the jar and mix well. Wet your skin and apply a generous amount of oatmeal scrub on the skin. Leave for two minutes and then start massaging the area. Wash off the scrub with warm water. This treatment should be done every alternate day for the next fifteen days.