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The best treatment for ingrown hairs is preventing them from starting in the first place. If you follow these shaving tips, you will notice a significant decrease in ingrown hairs.

If you do get an ingrown hair, do not go fishing for it. Here's what to do:
  • First, exfoliate.
  • Then, apply a warm washcloth to the affected area. If you can see the hair, great! Use sterile tweezers and gently pull the hair out.
  • If you cannot easily remove the hair, leave it in its place and apply an ingrown hair remedy product to the affected area once a day until you can easily remove the hair. Be sure to use a product that contains salicylic acid.
  • If you do not have a product with salicylic acid on hand, crush up an aspirin in 2 tablespoons of water, apply the solution to the affected area and leave it on for 10 minutes. Apply the solution daily until the hair is pushed to the surface and can easily be removed with sterile tweezers.
For seriously infected ingrown hairs, it is always best to visit your dermatologist for removal. Discuss with your doctor which products will help eliminate razor burn and ingrown hairs.

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FROM: Oprah! Make Over My Man!
Published on November 19, 2009

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