Is That A Blemish On Your Chin Or An Ingrown Hair?

It’s a fact that getting older brings on facial hair for women—unwanted, of course.  For many women, thick, coarse dark hairs will appear on the chin and they can get ingrown after you tweeze them out.

When a chin hair is tweezed or waxed, the hair can grow back at an angle and miss the opening of the follicle, and get trapped under the skin resulting in an ingrown hair. The hair follicle gets infected causing a bump and even leading to a painful, cyst-like blemish. Although you can use an acne spot treatment like Anti-Cyst Treatment to heal the infection, this doesn’t resolve the problem that a hair is literally stuck under the skin.

You have three choices in preventing ingrown hairs.

1. You can continue to tweeze or wax, but increase your use of exfoliants, such as an alcohol-free acid serum. I suggest the BHA Clarifying Serum or Triple Berry Smoothing Peel. Regular exfoliation may keep the hair follicles and clear open to lessen the chance of the hair getting ingrown.

2. Consider having laser hair removal. Many of my clients have had great success but some have not. Be sure to have a thorough consultation and ask what kind of results they can guarantee. I know when I had laser hair removal on my legs, I was promised I would never have to shave again. I am still shaving…

3. The best solution is to trim the hair closely to the skin. By trimming the hair on the surface, the hair will always have an opening to get out of the skin so it will never get ingrown. The downside of trimming the hair is that you’ll always be able to feel the coarse hair when you run your finger across your chin which for people who touch their skin a lot, this will be annoying. But this is truly your best bet for preventing hormone-induced facial hairs that come with age.

Bottom line: It’s challenging to completely prevent them but an easy solution to heal the infection associated with ingrown hairs is to dab on the Anti-Cyst Treatment nightly.

P.S. Ingrown hairs are most the common in people that have coarse, curly hair.

Read: How To Prevent Ingrown Hairs On Your Bikini Line

Read: Avoid Dairy Products If You Are Prone To Acne Cysts

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    Any natural method or scrub which can be used to prevent such ingrown hairs under chin?? Any homemade remedy? Pls suggest.

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      I have heard of people using baking soda as a facial scrub but I have not personally tried it.

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    This was very helpful information. I did not understand why I was suddenly getting more and more ingrowns. Needless to say, hard as I try not to, I have picked at them and right now my chin looks terrible. Is so embarrassing. I always had nice skin. Do you have any magic suggestions for clearing some of this mess up or fading some of the red areas? Thank you.

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      Hi Donna! Have you seen our Post-Breakout Fading Gel? It’s under ‘problem skin treatments’ and would work very well as a spot treatment! -Renee

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  3. Renée Rouleau

    A lot of people have had good results with electrolysis, so it’s worth checking out.

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    I know this is an old post, but what about electrolysis? Any thoughts on this procedure for removing facial hair?

    Posted By: Denise  | 

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  5. Lydia Noel

    You can use the Triple Berry Peel once a week if you feel like that your skin needs it. I wouldn’t do more than once a week.

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    Hey, Renée!

    Thank you for posting on this. I had a deep pore cleansing facial about three weeks ago, and the clinician told me about carefully tweezing chin hairs. She noticed many ingrowns. I am striving to be super-diligent about exfoliation, and have recently purchased the Triple Berry Smoothing Peel.

    BTW: How often can one use the Triple Berry Smoothing Peel? At the present time, I exfoliate with the Micro Crystal Cream three times a week.

    Thank you, again.

    marcy:)

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