This is a common complaint in men who shave, and is more common with curly hair. The sharpened hair shafts curl and grow back into the skin. This leads to inflammation and acne-like lesions in the beard area, and tends to be a recurrent problem. Surface bacteria trapped in the hair follicle multiply to compound this problem. This condition is known as pseudofolliculitis barbae. Here are some of Skinsmart’s recommendations to exfoliate surface dead skin cells and help free trapped ingrown hairs.
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