Many natural solutions can not only be more effective than traditional medicine, but they can also have fewer adverse effects. Today we will discuss the effects and usage of Turmeric for Ingrown Hair.
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What is Ingrown Hair?
Hair that coils back and re-enters the skin rather than rising up from it is known as ingrown hair. Ingrown hair, often known as razor bumps, is a kind of ingrown hair that develops after shaving, tweezing, or waxing.
Ingrown hairs resemble little red goose pimples. Inside the bump, an ingrown hair can cause edoema, inflammation, discomfort, and pus. Ingrown hair is frequent on the legs, pubic area, and armpits in women, but ingrown hair is common on the chin, cheeks, and neck in males after shaving.
When a hair follicle becomes blocked with dead skin, the hair inside is pushed to grow inwards or sideways rather than outwards. Although ingrown hair is rarely a major problem, it can be uncomfortable, annoying, and embarrassing.
Causes of Ingrown Hair
Ingrown hairs are caused by hair structure and growth direction. When hair is cut and starts to grow back, it is thought that a curved hair follicle, which generates tightly curled hair, encourages the hair to re-enter the skin. In this type of hair, shaving generates sharp edges, especially if the hair is dry when shaven. Ingrown hairs can be caused by scraping your skin excessively with a dull razor. Using a thick gel and a sharp razor, this problem may be avoided. Also, razors should not be used beyond two weeks. Use a razor sparingly. Also, avoid shaving or waxing in the opposite direction of your hair’s growth, since this is the most effective approach to prevent ingrown hair.
Ingrown hair is more common in those with coarse or curly hair. When this type of hair is trimmed, the regrowth has a sharp edge that can easily stab and coil back into the skin. It might also become uncomfortable and irritated.
Tight clothing can also generate friction between the garments, causing hair to pull and break. Ingrown hair can also occur after hair has been shaved due to contact between the hair and the clothing.
Turmeric for Ingrown Hair
When you are experiencing Ingrown hair on your body, all of these things might sound awful. Natural treatments like as Turmeric, on the other hand, can help you get rid of this bothersome condition of ingrown hair.
Turmeric has been connected to therapeutic and aesthetic advantages for hundreds of years by people all over the world. Ginger is connected to this vivid yellow-orange spice. It’s sold as a powdered spice, as well as in supplements and other cosmetics and dermatological treatments.
Curcumin, a bioactive component of turmeric, is responsible for its health benefits. Curcumin contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Modern scientific research is only beginning to look at the benefits of turmeric, although many people feel it offers a variety of skin benefits.
Turmeric’s curcumin can aid wound healing by reducing inflammation and oxidation. It also reduces your body’s reaction to cutaneous wounds. Your wounds will heal faster as a result of this.
Turmeric has been shown in studies to have beneficial effects on tissue and collagen. Curcumin should be applied as an optimal mix to function best on skin wounds, according to the journal Life Sciences.
Apply a paste of turmeric and water on the ingrown hairs. Turmeric destroys bacteria, and also aids in the fading of skin scars, and cures inflammatory bumps.
Turmeric Ice Pack
Make ice packs by mixing little water with turmeric juice. Wrap turmeric ice cubes in a clean towel and place them on the waxed region for a few seconds at a time after waxing. This aids in the closure of pores and the prevention of ingrown hairs.
Salt and Turmeric oil
Take a tablespoon of turmeric oil and add a teaspoon of salt to it. Scrubbing this on your body will eliminate dead skin cells (cellular build-up) and release the ingrown hair.
How to avoid Ingrown Hair
Avoid shaving, tweezing, and waxing to help prevent ingrown hairs. If that isn’t possible, wash your skin with warm water and a gentle face cleanser before shaving. To soften the hair, apply lubricating shaving cream or gel a few minutes before shaving, or use a warm compress.
Every time you shave, use a sharp razor. More research is needed to discover if a single-blade or multiple-blade razor is best for preventing ingrown hair, but try both and see which one works best for you.
Close shaves should be avoided, as should pulling your skin taut while shaving.
After each stroke, rinse the blade and shave in the direction of hair formation.
After shaving, be sure to cleanse your skin and apply moisturiser.
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