How do I get rid of/heal ingrowns?
November 7, 2010 8:59 PM Subscribe
Halp! Ingrown hairs, down there.... (NSFW, obviously)
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
The last time I got waxed, the tech wasn't too great. I had to clean up using tweezers afterwards. But somehow, this has led to an abundance of ingrown hair / inflammed follicles. (Not sure if the tweezing broke off the hair right at/below the skin, or if the waxing did it, or both.) I've been trying to 'release' the ingrowns with pointed tweezers, and have been somewhat successful, but am now left with red irritated scars. It's possible that some of these spots still have the hair trapped inside.
What can I do to make this go away (i.e., dislodge any ingrowns, and heal the irritated spots)? I've had the odd ingrown hair from waxing before, but never like this. I've been exfoliating with a scrubby mitt, but I'm not sure if that's doing anything. I tried TendSkin years ago, and it stung like a bitch. But if that's what it takes, I'll put up with it. I've also read that lemon juice helps??
The kicker: it would be really great if this is something I can make disappear by, oh, say 6 days from now, as I'm expecting a hot/important date...
PS: I'm a girl, in case that matters/wasn't clear.