Certain mysterious bikini-line bumps can throw you for an especially large loop. Is that an ingrown hair , zit, or could it be something more serious? Your hair grows out of little pockets in your skin called follicles. But with an ingrown hair, the hair loops back and enters your skin again.
Treating and Preventing Ingrown Pubic Hair
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Nice reward for your efforts, eh? So, get this: You have about 5 million hair follicles sprinkled across your body, according to the American Academy of Dermatology AAD. Each follicle contains a hair that grows through your skin. An ingrown hair happens when a hair that should be growing out of its follicle and away from your skin re-enters your skin instead, according to the Mayo Clinic.
How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs on a Bikini Line
We all know them, and we've all probably had them at some point or another after waxing or shaving: ingrown hairs. They occur when a strand of hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin, resulting in an inflamed, red bump sounds lovely, right? While the sight may not bother all, the stinging and redness can.