What are ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs are hairs that, instead of escaping from the skin’s surface, bend and become trapped under the stratum corneum during regrowth. The trapped hair continues to grow under the skin, often causing a small pustule and inflammation of the follicle and, in more serious cases, can cause folliculitis.

What are the causes of ingrown hairs?

ngrown hairs often appear following electric hair removal, epilation or waxing. If done too quickly, even shaving can provoke irritation and can cause ingrown hairs to form.

What do ingrown hairs on the underarm look like?

As the underarms are moist and come into daily contact with products such as soaps and deodorants, the above reactions can be aggravated quickly, resulting in the area becoming increasingly inflamed and irritated. Ingrown underarm hairs are particularly uncomfortable and can cause the following reactions:

  • Skin inflammation
  • Itching or burning
  • Pustules
  • In some cases, folliculitis

How to treat ingrown underarm hair?

Apply a small amount of 2S Cream directly onto the ingrown hair(s) every evening. Massage well until the product is completely absorbed. Continue treatment until the skin has returned to normal and inflammation has subsided.

How to prevent ingrown hairs:

  • To reduce inflammation occurring, apply Lenitive Cream once a day for the three days immediately following hair removal or epilation.
  • From the fourth day after hair removal, apply Glicosal Lotion to the shaved area every evening and continue for the next ten to fifteen days, or the average hair regrowth time. Glicosal Lotion helps to thin the stratum corneum, making it easier for hair to emerge during regrowth and thus reducing the risk of ingrown hairs.

Once hair has reemerged and can be felt to the touch, discontinue use of Glicosal Lotion.

In order to both prevent and to cure existing ingrown hairs, cleanse the underarms with Eudermic Washing Base up to twice a day. Rinse well in order to remove any deodorant or cleanser residue which could cause irritation in the future. After cleansing, dry the underarms thoroughly to remove any moisture which could trigger bacteria growths that could cause, or worsen ingrown hairs.