Prevent this common male problem and look at it better.
Because men have strong face and body hair, ingrown hair – a common problem for them. This can lead to cysts, scars, ulcers and hyperpigmentation, therefore very serious.
Why does ingrown hair occur in men?
When hair falls into a trap and cannot get out of the surface of the skin, it becomes ingrown. This can happen when:
- Curly hair twists like a screwdriver, does not grow directly from the follicle and becomes trapped;
- Hair tips are sharpened at points by shaving, and the hair shaft penetrates the lining of the hair follicle. When this happens, it enters the dermis (the second living skin layer), and this causes inflammation or a diseased pustule; and
- Dead skin covers the opening of the follicle, and growing hair cannot reach the surface of the skin.
All these conditions can lead to acne and ulcers, because when your hair gets into the dermis, your skin perceives it as a foreign invader and attacks it.
This leads to a delicate skin that can develop a pussy and look like a pain or pimple. When he heals, he can leave a mark or a permanent scar with time.
Prevent ingrown hair
To avoid ingrown hair, you can use special products that will help growing hair to come out of the follicles and successfully reach the surface of the skin.
To begin, physically exfoliate the skin with a coarse cloth or sponge. You can also use a rough scrub. This will reduce the number of dead skin cells that can obstruct the openings in the follicles so that your hair can freely reach the surface of the skin.
Then try using products with keratolytic ingredients. Keratolytics exfoliate and weaken dead skin cells with chemistry. Good keratolytic ingredients include benzoyl peroxide (which also reduces the number of bacteria that cause acne), salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and retinoids (such as retinol). Many of these ingredients will help reduce scarring and hyperpigmentation of ingrown hair.
Finally, avoid ultraviolet light to reduce the possibility of melanin production, which can lead to hyperpigmentation of the skin when ingrown hairs heal.
Apply daily sunscreen with a wide range of mineral zinc oxide, for example, my Pure Strength Pure Physical Spray Sunscreenespecially if the problem is on your face and neck.
While ingrown hairs are common among men, you do not need to suffer.
Take steps to heal your ingrown hairs with the right products and avoid scarring in the future.
For help, check out the various products that I recommend to help men control ingrown hair.
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