Treating ingrown beard hairs is a part of your daily beard grooming regimen.

How to Treat Ingrown Beard Hairs

Dealing with Ingrown Beard Hairs

We all know ingrown beard hairs are the worse. They appear out of nowhere one morning and seems to be the size of a marble by the end of the day. Aside from being extremely painful and sensitive, ingrown hairs can also wreak havoc on your appearance.

What should I do about ingrown hairs? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to prevent and get rid of them before they grow and pound. We explain it all.This way your beard will stay looking its best.

What is an Ingrown Hair?

Ingrown hairs are hairs that have returned to the follicle. Back in the hair follicles, they become clogged, often leading to infection. When infected, the follicles become extremely inflamed, red, swollen, and painful to the touch.

Ingrown hairs can also be caused by a variety of factors. Bad shaving habits can lead to ingrown hairs, as shaving moves the beard in a certain direction. It goes without saying that wrong skin care habits can lead to ingrown hair. It can also appear to occur for no reason.

How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs? 

#1 Use a High Quality, Sharp Razor

It's important to invest in a quality razor with a very sharp blade. This is because a weaker blade is more likely to pull facial hair and push it back into the hair follicle, while a sharper blade effectively cuts the hair rather than pushing it around.

#2: Moisturize Daily

Dry skin is more prone to ingrown hairs, and dry skin is more likely to cause inflammation and prevent facial hair from growing in the right direction. When the skin becomes covered with dry, dead skin cells, irritation can cause facial hair to grow sideways.

#3: Exfoliate Weekly

Exfoliation is important to keep ingrown hairs away. The scrub gently removes debris and dead skin cells that clog pores and follicles. When these follicles become clogged, facial hair cannot grow in the right direction. Invest in a quality scrub that has what it takes to keep your skin perfectly smooth.

How are Ingrown Hairs treated?

Treatment #1: When the baby is a day or two old, apply warm compresses three times a day for 15 minutes. This usually opens the hair follicle and allows the hair to eventually grow in the right direction.

Treatment #2: Antibiotics to Kill the Infection for More Serious Ingrown Hairs

Treatment #3: Hydrocolloid Dressing

Hydrocolloid Dressing is sold at most pharmacies. They are essentially band-aids embedded with a formula that forces curly hair closer to the head.For best results, try to keep them on for as long as possible.Mostly hydrocolloid bandages. will shed and open the ingrown hair within 2 days.

Treatment #4: Dermatology Treatment

If all else fails, make an appointment with a dermatologist to treat ingrown hairs.
Don't let ingrown hair ruin your bearded style in 2023 or ever! 

There's nothing worse than waking up with curly hair. Ingrown hairs can be very painful, but they are not that difficult to fix. By following the tips above, you can say goodbye to those dreaded red bumps on your face that can ruin the look of your beard.

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