When I'm talking to a woman and she asks me what I do for a living, she'll usually lower her tone to ask about how to get rid of her facial hair, especially on her chin. But the problem doesn't end there. Many times women struggle with at least some of the chin hair being really thick. And depending on how it's being removed, often this hair will grow back into the skin.
One friend has such a problem with ingrown facial hair, she was given a prescription to lighten the dark spots she had gotten from hair growing back into the skin. When I asked what advice or product they recommended on preventing the actual root problem causing the dark spots, the bumpy ingrown hair, they didn't give her any. Wow!
Here are some tips to prevent ingrown chin hair:
- Tweezing. Use a good quality pair of tweezers that won't slide off or break hair unnecessarily. If you break hair it causes the end to be sharp and provides more chance of getting ingrown because it can pierce the skin easier. Tweezerman Slant Tweezers (compare prices) are a great pick.
- Epilating. These often break hair because they manually take the hair out quickly. While there are some things you can do to prevent ingrown hair from epilating (read tips), if you don't see an improvement then try another method.
- Shaving. I don't recommend women shave their face, but I know they do. If you're one of them then do all of the steps: use a good quality razor, pre-shaving oil and a moisturizing shaving cream or gel.
- Moisturize daily. Dry skin makes a happy ground for ingrown hair but doesn't seem to bother soft pliable skin as much. Don't forget to use your facial moisturizer on your entire chin area.
- Exfoliate often. Getting rid of dead skin cells regularly is proven to help prevent ingrown hair by keeping hair pointing up. When exfoliating make sure to reach the area that you might miss often that gets the bumps, the underside of your chin!
If you're still seeing bumps, then try an ingrown hair fighting product.
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