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Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs can be both painful and unsightly, on occasion leaving behind them scarring or pigmentation.

Sometimes you can see the hair growing beneath the surface of the skin or what looks like a blocked pore or blackhead. More often than not, the ingrown hair will appear as a spot or pimple, often filled with pus. They can appear anywhere, but the most common places are in the beard on men, the underarms, bikini/pant line and the legs.

They usually occur because the hair has curled back round on itself and re-entered into the skin or the hair follicle has become blocked with sebum or dead skin cells. Dark, curly, coarse hair tends to be the biggest culprit along with red curly hair.

But – if you suffer with ingrown hairs, do not fear, help is at hand with Depileve Folisan! Folisan comes in 2 sizes – a 150ml bottle for large areas and Intimate Folisan in handy 10ml roll on bottles – perfect to keep in your handbag or man bag so that you can apply it throughout the day!

Depileve Folisan gently but progressively exfoliates the skin to prevent ingrown hairs and regenerate the skin surface. It also contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to help fight any infection and help heal the skin. It should be used daily to rid the nasty in-growers or for the first week after waxing or shaving as a preventative.

As well as using Folisan, make sure you exfoliate your skin regularly with gentle exfoliation mitts and exfoliating products and ALWAYS hydrate your skin with a good moisturiser as dry skin traps the hairs and helps push them back under the skin!

If the spots don’t improve see a doctor as sometimes they can become infected and inflamed, a condition known as folliculitis.