Don’t we all crave for clear, trouble-free skin? Yes, we do. But sometimes nature has its own game to play against us and we end up on the wrong side of many an ailment that almost torments us. Warts, skin-tags, itchy portions, hair bumps, we get them all through the course of our lifespan. They can be very tedious in nature to deal with and also doing away with them isn’t that easy and hence a bigger problem for those who are facing bad skin issues.
We are always left wondering about how to get rid of hair bumps naturally.
Hair bumps especially can look very unhealthy and can cause immense levels of irritation on parts where they develop. This article tells you about how to get rid of hair bumps.
How are Hair Bumps Formed?
Hair bumps are hairs or boils that have formed as a curl and grown back up your skin instead of rising up from it. Sometimes, dead skin can tend to clog up a hair strand or follicle. This motion forces the hair inside it to grow waywardly sideways under the skin, rather than upwards. Cutting curly hair closely will result in sharp ends of the hair, causing them to pierce the skin, causing hair bumps. These are not serious in nature but can be irritating and embarrassing, when spotted by another person.
What Does a hair bump Look Like?
Ingrown hairs or bumps can be irritating to the skin. It produces a raised, red-colored bump(or a group of them) that can look like a little pimple. In some cases, an ingrown hair can form a painful, boil-like sore or formation. Bumps can be itchy and very uncomfortable, especially if a batch of them have grown in a region. You may notice pus inside the bumps, or you might even see the hair that occasionally grows over the skin, that’s causing an issue.
For men, hair bumps often pop up as a bump of little boils on the cheeks, chin, or neck after they shave. So always make sure to shave slow and neat, without causing any rashes or cuts. In women, hair bumps are common in the leg region, as well as in the public area and the armpits. They can also get hair bumps on their buttocks. Nevertheless, it is irritating to both genders and you know there is cause for concern when you have a few of the hair bumps grow out of/onto your skin surface.
How to Get Rid of Hair Bumps
Often these hair bumps or uneven growths go away by themselves, but if this is not the case, they can lead to major infections and pus-filled cysts that don’t go away easily. Therefore, curing these hair bumps is a must before it leads to an infection, or even worse when it starts to bleed persistently(1). Often, they tend to reduce in size or vanish completely, but if that isn’t the case, here are a few ways to treat your hair bumps effectively:
CURE 1: Herbal Treatment
This herb has been in use as a traditional remedy for several problems since ages. It provides immense relief against razor burns. Apply Aloe Vera gel by simply squeezing it out from the leaf. It will soothe the irritated skin.
CURE 2: Essential oils
Tea Tree Oil
This oil can have great benefits, just dip cotton swabs in tea tree oil and then dab it on your bump twice a day, and this should do the trick eventually once you continue for about 2 weeks.
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CURE 3: Natural Treatments
Baking Soda Paste
Baking soda has so, so many benefits on the skin. Mix baking powder with water to form a paste and then apply the paste onto the affected are and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with warm water and then apply coconut oil or a moisturizer in order to get rid of your wounds effectively.
CURE 4: Home remedies
Apple Cider Vinegar
Just like Baking Soda, Apple Cider Vinegar has great health and skin benefits too. This substance is known to help many skin formations along with inflammations and since bumps are similar to inflammations, use this substance judicially on your skin but remember to wash it off with water and a natural soap, to avoid recurrence of hair bumps.
Use a little exfoliator before attempting any other remedy. No matter what it is it won’t do any good if it’s blocked from getting to the hair or shaft. If you’ve waxed, it also makes it a little easier for the hairs to grow outward.
Prevention for Hair Bumps
Though there is no guaranteed way to stop hair bumps from occurring, there are certain preventive tips that you can follow to reduce the chances of it happening: –
Use Single Blades
They tend to be less irritating than razors with multiple blades, as you only have one blade going over your skin instead of two or three. And while the multiple ones can produce a very nice shave, after the first blade runs over the hair you’re basically just scraping at little regions or your skin. The result can be quite irritating.
Keep it sharp
A dull blade holds onto and gets stuck on hairs and can create sharp edges (hair can have edges, especially if thick or curly) or tug the hair out completely, resulting in ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
[Read: Get Rid of Razor Bumps]
When your skin is adequately moisturized and softened, the chances of hair bumps occurring are reduced significantly. It acts as a protective barrier during the shaving process and soothes the skin as well as reduces irritation later.
Be it bumps on pubic hair, scalp, or anywhere along the long list of regions of hair on your body, make sure to use the prevention before care method, or if they have already affected you, cure is the only way to go about it. Take caution to the wind and make sure you are not left behind in skincare by following closely the guidelines mentioned in the article above and live life stress-free, hassle-free with beautiful clear skin.