Curly hair is the single most important factor contributing to the presence of hyper pigmentation, pseudo folliculitis, and hypertrophic- keloid scars in darker skin.
Tell-tell signs of these common concerns may vary from client to client, however an Itchy or tingling face can always be your first clue that you may have a possible skin concerns emerging. A pustule or papule with a visible strand of hair is a clear sign of an inflamed ingrown hair.
Now what do you do??
Let me teach the low term benefits on how to cleansing the skin properly. Removing the inflammation and bacteria alone the skin will immediately relieve irritation so you can correctly address the issue. Always start with a skin analysis –beware of the “iceberg” you may have at bay. Once you know what the key issue is — you can better address the problem.
Here is where the problem is coming from: If you can understand the problem you can address it effectivity.
Ingrown hairs are truly a story of healthy skin!! (you didn’t think I was going to say that, did you?) You should be happy that your body is actively protecting itself when a barrier is removed unnatural.
Ingrown hair come about because after exfoliation of the skin (shaving, waving etc.).
Your skin rapidly creates its protective barrier (a thin layer of skin your body creates to protect itself – imagine if you rub a small amount of Elmer’s glue on your skin! | This is the same concept) –
All an ingrown hair means is Unfortunately your hairs lost the race to beat your barrier to the surface! If the hair is not strong enough to break through the skin, it is left to go nowhere but back where it came from. THAT’S IT FOLKS
The best advice I give to those who suffer from severe ingrown hairs is SHAVE DAILY or do NOT shave at all. The monster is the in- between. Use our Wash Out for Detox cleanser as your facial cleanser and your shaving cream. It will keep your barriers and hair and the perfect combination to reduce all issues almost instantly. Use our ingrown release scrub weekly as the crystals are small enough to break away small barriers without RIPPING (or causing future damage at the skin).
ONLY Use single blade razors — the others are not designed for curly hair.
And as all — email me if you ever need help.
I am a survivor — who now has clear skin!!
Here at SDHSKIN — We just want to help. Send me Photos. — Keep up the good work.
I am mindful that the varieties in hair removal can be baffling. The usual choice is between laser treatments or electrolysis. But what should you do? It is essential to understand that laser is only for the reduction of hair whereas electrolysis insures permanent removal. Electrolysis has been in use for more than 100 years, and is the only permanent hair removal procedure recognized and approved by the FDA.
My recommendations: Always start with lasers but don’t leave off electrolysis — Lasers cover a larger surface and cannot most of your issues out in a few treatments and electrolysis immediately addresses the “problem child” areas of your skin forever
** The trick is — you must get with an esthetician to get “ingrown extractions” about 3-5 days after each treatment. Laser makes most hair die of immediately– the problem is some of the hair is still trapped under the skin (DUH!) Hence, the ingrown hair issue in the first place. 🙂 without this crucial step, you will feel like bumble bees have attached your face. To be honest — if you do not have a skin care specialist that specialized in deep extractions — go to your electrolysis! She can remove excess build up under the skin and zap many remaining ingrown hairs the laser may have left behind.
SECRET NOTE: As a Skincare Specialist and Electrolysis — Do not let either side sway you to stick to only them. Both teams are needed — and NO | neither service is better than the other. they both serve equally important parts.
With all: Regardless to what you choose for your ingrown release therapy– do something!! — Confidence!! — It starts with the skin