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Ingrown Hair Home Remedies

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Ingrown hair home remedies can be used for the treatment for the redness, irritation and often infection that come with this annoying issue. A challenge for many after removing hair, these tips will help you achieve smoother skin while saving money too.

Most of the solutions below contain exfoliators, which is one of the main ingredients in retail products made to treat ingrown hairs. Just be advised that natural solutions often take a bit more time to work because of their gentle nature.

1. Salt

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Everyone has salt at home! It's widely accessible, cheap and very easy to use in helping skin push out the ingrown hair. Find out how to use a salt mixture on your face and body.

2. Sugar Scrub

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Sugar scrubs are a very hot item because they gently exfoliate the skin and leave it silky smooth, exactly what we need to rid ingrown hairs. Our recipe incorporates essential oils specifically to fight ingrown hairs. So why not make one at home and save tons of money?

3. Aspirin Mask

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Most of the popular ingrown hair products contain aspirin because it exfoliates the skin and fights inflammation. You can make your own mask at home on the cheap, and especially helpful when you have a large area like the face or bikini line to treat.

4. Ayate Washcloth

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Can be used on the face or body if the area isn’t inflamed or infected, made from the Agave plant it gently exfoliates the skin used by itself wet or with your favorite body wash or cleanser. More mold resistant than a loofah it lasts a year or two and you can wash it with your other laundry. Use daily for one week unless your skin gets red or irritated, and then every other day to ward ingrowns.
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5. Physically Remove Ingrown Hair

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An option if you just have a couple here and there and you want them out now. We tell you how to prep your skin and take care of it afterward for much better results.
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