Home Remedies for Ingrown Hair
Home Remedies to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair
Ingrown hair is generally known as razor bumps that have the strength to grow back into the skin instead of increasing in length from it. Ingrown hair is usually curled and often people of African American community have curly hair observed by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System.
The razor bumps produced by ingrown hair are appeared just like a pimple and the symptoms occur due to this are redness, swelling, pain and irritation in that area. The most targeted area is when people used to shave to remove the unwanted hair like beard area, under arms, legs and bikini area.
This is not so difficult to deal with but it is uncomfortable and irritating problem for those people who suffer. The lucky thing about ingrown hair is it goes away on its own but sometimes it takes a long process to recover and heal completely. You can try some home remedies that will help in the healing process in order to get rid of the inflammation and redness.
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda helps in keeping the skin smooth as it contains anti-inflammatory properties. It has exfoliating properties too that it helps in reducing the inflammation of the skin.
- Take a bowl and mix one tbsp. of baking soda and one cup of water in it. Take a small piece of cotton ball and dip it in this solution. Dab it gradually on the affected skin then leave it for five minutes then wash it off with cold water. Repeat the remedy two to three times.
- Another option is to make a homemade scrub by missing one tsp of baking soda, one tsp of ground oatmeal and one tbsp. of water. Mix all of them properly as to make a smooth paste. Apply a small amount of this scrub gently on your skin and scrub it for five minutes. After leaving it for few minutes, rinse it off with lukewarm water and gently pat the skin dry. Follow this remedy two times daily.
2. Tea Tree Oil
It has anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which help in healing and preventing the skin from any infection.