Treating Ingrown Hairs September 02 2014

After a summer of frequent shaving many of us experience unsightly and painful ingrown hairs. They occur when the shaved hair gets trapped inside the follicle or grows back into the skin. The medical term is Pseudofolliculitis Barbae or PFB and it can cause scarring, redness and swelling.

Here are some tips to improve and prevent ingrown hairs.

1. Salicylic acid is one of the best ingredients to visibly improve razor bumps and ingrown hairs. It exfoliates, clears pores and can help prevent infection

2. Daily exfoliation with a scrub, brush or with glycolic and salicylic acid is particularly effective.

3. Avoid shaving too close. Hair stubs cut too closely will get trapped inside the hair follicle and dig inward or sideways.

For a simple solution to ingrown hairs try our PFB Vanish: