There's literally nothing fun (or cute) about having an ingrown hair, so the minute one pops up, you want to do what you can to treat it and get rid of it. But what about after it's gone? How do you care for your skin after an ingrown hair? Here's what you need to do to make sure you soothe and heal your skin as quickly as possible.
Not only do you not like the way ingrown hairs look, but they can also be pretty painful, so if you get one, you're probably inclined to try to remove it rather than wait for it to grow out on it's own — but that can be tricky. Pulling out hair rooted in your skin can cause your skin to become irritated, so if you do choose to grab your tweezers and go to work, you want to make sure you're properly caring for your skin after. You want to avoid infection and help your skin heal, so it's important to soothe your skin immediately after removal.
Just like popping a zit, removing an ingrown hair requires just as much post-care as it does when it's still there or being removed, so once you've removed your hair, follow these tips to help heal.
You need to let your skin heal fully and hair grow out more before you try to remove more hairs, so chill for a bit.
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