Home remedies for ingrown hairs

Oatmeal

 

Mix equal quantity of ground oatmeal, yogurt, and honey. Apply it over the affected area. Leave it for ½ an hour and then wash it off with cold water. This method checks the growth of ingrown hair.

Oatmeal has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which work as a soothing skin agent. Colloidal oatmeal had even been approved by the U.S. FDA, as a skin protectant.

Sugar

 

Sugar acts as a natural exfoliator that helps remove the dead skin cells and brings out the ingrown hair. Mix some white sugar, extra virgin olive oil or jojoba oil and ten drops of tea tree oil and lavender oil. Apply this scrub on the affected area and gently rub in a circular motion for a few minutes. Leave it for 5 minutes. Then wash off with lukewarm water. Apply this remedy once daily.

 

Note: This scrub can be kept in an airtight container in a refrigerator for further use.

Baking Soda

The main reason why you can use baking soda is because it has properties that will allow you to lessen the inflammation of your skin. Since skin afflicted with ingrown hair is usually painful and itchy, baking soda will help get rid of the itchy feeling.

 

Direction:

  • Place baking soda on one cup of water.
  • Use a cotton ball and dip it into the mixture.
  • Place the cotton ball with the baking soda on your skin.
  • Leave on the skin for about 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Rinse off the area with cold water.
  • Do this 2 – 3 times a day.