Learn How to Remove Ingrown Hair Bumps Through the Newest Skin Care Development That Has Been...

By: Jen Glancer

We all know about ingrown hairs and how they can be very bothersome (to say the least!). Both men and women experience them from tweezing and shaving among other hair removal methods. For men, they usually show up on the beard area and the front part of the neck. For women they arrive at the legs, inner thighs, and armpits. While their uncomfortableness in both feeling and appearance needs no explanation, did you know that they can also cause infections? Following in this article we lay out the basics of what ingrown hairs are and what is the easiest way prevent them.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae is the scientific label for "ingrown hair". The condition begins to grow from deep within the follicle beyond our sight. The end of the hair shaft is cut in a way that it is left standing within with a sharpened edge. The blade will attempt to grow out of the follicle as normal, but blocked by the surrounding skin. The problem is it continues to grow, just back into itself as opposed to outside the skin pore. When the hair doubles over itself in this form, it is impossible to leave the surface. As it curls back into the follicle, the inflammatory response of a pronounced redness or irksome irritation follows. This occurs because the follicle perceives the blade of hair to be a foreign body. The inflammation that follows is the all too familiar bump. The bump is tiny and hard with the blade of hair barely visible. It is itching, tingling, and more or less painful.

This skin condition at this point has the potential to worsen. Further symptoms involve pus formations that form after heavy skin inflammation. An infected pustule can become ruptured resulting in bleeding. Bacteria, yeasts, or fungi infections can further exacerbate the problem. These inflammations, later on, has the potential to leave a permanent reminder of itself in the form of a small scar.

If you experience hair bumps often, take a visit to the esthetician or simply your general doctor to ask tips about how to pluck the ingrown hairs out of your skin with the point of a needle. When you shave, be it always in the same direction in which the hair grows. This will help train the hair to grow out straight which helps prevent the starter problem of curling back around.

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Ingrown hairs can be all to easily experienced on sensitive skin. The scale of the problem will vary in difficulty from one individual to the next, and if you fear the inflammation is strong enough there is scar formation potential, go to your doctor immediately.

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