Pseudofolliculitis barbae, commonly known as ingrown hairs, affect shaved areas of the body including the face, neck and armpits. CNN Health says shaving hairs close to the skin surface causes the hair to curl and grow into the skin instead of exiting the follicle. The inflamed bumps form as a reaction to the hair trapped under the skin. If you are prone to ingrown hairs, consider a shaver that will help prevent these painful outbreaks. This type of old-school razor most likely resides in your grandfather's medicine cabinet.
Think you're immune to ingrowing hairs? Think again. Regardless of whether you have a stately mane, a five o'clock shadow or a baby smooth chin, your beard can go rogue and form an underground resistance at any time. Use this guide on ingrowing hairs to pluck up the courage to defeat them once and for all. Related: How to get rid of body hair. Ingrowing hairs occur when the hair on your face is cut too close to the skin.
For some, this means grooming your stubble or beard. Others get rid of their facial hair either to appear more professional or out of personal preference. Nobody wants the look of an acne-riddled teenager. Not to mention how painful ingrown hair can get!
Be it your face, your back, your chest or heaven forbid your balls, any area worthy of a clean shave is in jeopardy. Lucky thing is, there are definitive ways that you can reduce the risk of them popping up. Fact: ingrown hairs are primarily caused by your razor. Or maybe more, depending how you feel about beards.