You are shaving… You notice a few small bumps on your skin… They kind of look like pimples but not really… Are they hives, insect bites?… Nope, turns out they are ingrown hairs!
Don’t panic, ingrown hairs are actually quite common, generally harmless and easy to treat.
What Causes an Ingrown Hair?
An ingrown hair occurs when the hair grows back into the hair follicle, or surrounding skin, instead of out of it.
There are several different things that can cause this but usually it is the result of something (dead skin / dirt) clogging the follicle and thus re-routing the natural growth pattern of the hair.