How to clear ingrown hair scarring

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How to clear ingrown hair scarring
Shaving can cause ingrown hairs. (shaving image by Andrey Rakhmatullin from

Ingrown hairs are a problem most men and women face in life. They are often caused by shaving and are typically found in areas where shaving has taken place. The hairs get caught in the follicle. In many cases, this can be very painful and often doesn't leave a scar, but sometimes ingrown hairs can cause some scarring. It is usually discolouration of the skin, most often darker skin colour than the typical skin colour. These scars can usually be taken care of without harsh treatments.

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Things you need

  • Lemon juice
  • Aloe vera
  • Cucumber
  • Vitamin E

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    Apply lemon juice to the scar daily. This is effective for any scar that is discoloured and darker than the skin around it. Make sure to only apply the lemon juice to the scar as it will lighten the area and fade the scar. For best results, apply this three times a day.

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    Put aloe vera on the area immediately after removing an ingrown hair. Aloe is very good for skin and it can help minimise the scar before it forms. It can also be effective on scars that have formed a while ago.

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    Apply cucumber juice to the scarred area at night. Leave it on overnight and rinse off in the morning. Like lemon juice, cucumber juice is effective at lightening discoloured skin. It is also soothing to the skin and can be used on skin that is irritated. Combine this with the lemon juice applications during the day.

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    Use vitamin E on the skin. It is best to use an oil or similar vitamin E supplement if possible. Vitamin E is important for healthy skin and can make the skin glow.

Tips and warnings

  • Deep pitted scars can only be removed through laser surgery and, even then, there is likely to be some scarring remaining.

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