Ever had a skin bump with hair growing inside? It’s just so painful and irritating, right? It’s called an ingrown hair. The hair curls and grows inside the skin, without getting out. It’s really annoying. Generally, it can happen a few days after shaving. One of the reasons is the thick dead skin blocking the free growth of hair. It’s really quite problematic.

But we don’t have to worry too much. These are some of the tips to get rid of ingrown hair:

Honey and Salt scrub

Make a mixture of ½ cup of honey and ½ cup of sea salt and rub it gently on the skin while taking a shower. It won’t twitch or hurt. Once applied, we should use a mild, non-irritating soap and water mixture to rinse it off.

Avocado, Almond and Oatmeal Scrub

This acts as a moisturizer. We should use it especially if the skin is dry and needs moisturizing. It’s a mixture of 1 mashed avocado, 1/3 cup of ground almonds and a ¾-1 cup of ground oatmeal. Massage it gently on the skin. Then, we can rinse it off with water.

Removing the Hair safely

This can be a bit of a painful process. First, we need to disinfect the tweezers by soaking it in alcohol. Then, exfoliate the skin formed around the ingrown hair. Once the dead skin is removed, we should dab the skin with running hot water. This will make the skin soft. We are now ready to grasp the hair and pull it with the tweezers. It may be a bit painful but once pulled off, we should immediately rinse the spot, and dab it with coconut oil. It’ll ease the irritation a lot.


Even if the skin is not dry, we should invest in some moisturizers and keep the skin moist. Dry skin is always a bit irritating, isn’t it? Moisturizing will also help the ingrown hair to be pushed out and relieve some irritation. Coconut oil is a good moisturizer, but any would do.

A mix of Honey and Aspirin

This is an odd mixture but it’s extremely helpful for ingrown hair. Aspirin has salicylic acid which helps to moisturize the skin and shed more dead skin. How do you make this mixture? Crush three tablets of aspirin and mix it with 1 tsp of honey. Apply the paste on the affected area and let it sit for 10 minutes.  Use warm water to rinse it off.

It’s a bit of a hard work, but if you follow these steps, the painful bumps after shaving will go away. Share these tips with your friends and have a happy skin life.

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Written by Rachel Wilson

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