Goodbye ingrown hairs and skin irritations
Ingrown hair is a condition where a hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. The condition is most prevalent among people who have coarse or curly hair. It may or may not be accompanied by an infection of the hair follicle (folliculitis) or "razor bumps" (pseudofolliculitis barbae), which vary in size. While ingrown hair most commonly appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed (beard, legs, pubic region), it can appear anywhere. Anything which causes the hair to be broken off unevenly with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are also caused because of lack of natural exfoliation in the skin.
Signs and symptoms
Symptoms include rash, itching skin, and hair which remains in spite of shaving. The site of the ingrown hair will form a reddish, raised bump, similar in appearance to a pimple.
There are a few precautions that can be taken to prevent ingrown hairs, including proper shaving techniques and preparation of the skin before shaving. When shaving, applying the proper amount of lubrication (in the form of shaving cream, gel, or soap) is important, to prevent the hair from being forced underneath the surface of the skin. In addition, the application of too much force with a razor can contribute to hair that is cut shorter than the surrounding dermis. Using a beard trimmer at the lowest setting (1 mm or 0.5 mm) instead of shaving is an effective alternative.
Treatment with Avoyd
Avoyd Original and Avoyd Double Delight are the products to use to prevent ingrown hairs, skin irritation, razor burn, itching and razor bumps. A sensitive, itching skin and significant skin irritation are common problems that result from shaving, hair removal, waxing, sugaring, tweezing or IPL.