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    Now I really feel like a freak! As I was looking in my magnifying mirror, I saw what looked like 2 pencil marks on my face. Upon closer inspection, no it's not pencil marks, but hairs growing below my skin. The entire length of the hair is under my skin. I poke at it with a needle and pull it out so I can tweeze it, and I'm absolutely mortified. They are literally 3/4 of an inch long. Anyone else ever have these?
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    Yes, I HAVE had this happen to me too! it wasn't on my face- I noticed it on my shin when I was talking to a friend on my phone- I pulled a almost 3" hair from my leg that was growing under my skin! Hmmm....kinda fun!
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    I've had this happen. Take comfort--my husband has too. Maybe it's not just a PCOS thing.
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    Hey girls....

    That was another thread I started about ingrown hairs. ....
    I too use a needle to tweeze them out, but it leaves a scar on my face. It drives me nuts!! I exfoliate using a facial cleanser by aveeno but after a few uses my skin drys up and cracks...I find it worse after I use my nair face cream. Anyone else??
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    I have had that before too...it cracks me up to pull a huge long hair out of my chin!!

    Well doesn't crack me up too much, it is really kind of mortifying! I also have had those long hairs just suddenly pop out of the skin, and it looks horrible!!
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    I get these too - and there is a perverse kind of satisfaction in finally getting the little buggers out!

    I find exfoliating works REALLY well in preventing them (I exfoliate right before I shave) as does keeping your skin moisturised and soft. If you do get them, then try not to dig with a needle, as this gives scarring. Put a hot face washer on your skin, or steam your face to open up the pores (or have a good hot shower). Then try to find the pore opening and then give a little squeeze to ease part of the hair out. Then use tweezers to pull it out or the tip of a needle to just hook the hair to give you enough to tweeze. Don't break your skin with the needle - just use it like a crochet hook to pull the hair to an accessible point.

    Hope this helps!
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    [QUOTE=sleepydumpling]I get these too - and there is a perverse kind of satisfaction in finally getting the little buggers o




    I get the ingrown hairs and the pervese satisfaction of getting them out...I get alot of mine on my stomach and breasts though...DF had one on his back EW!

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    not had these yet, touch wood, but im worried that i might start gettin em. .......*hugs to my gorgeous cysters*
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    I've never had them on my face, but I do get them on my chest alot. They are terrible. I am too scared to "dig" them out with a needle, as the couple times I have tried I have ended up with terrible red marks that took a while to go away. Sometimes the ingrown hairs get infected too, which really sucks.
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    Hi all, I'm one of those women who has low male hormone levels, but high in my skin... Per my Endo. I have some hair on my chest, a lot on my chin and sides.

    I get ingrown hairs from tweezeing, and after many many years of tweezing I have a larg long dark ring under my chin and other small dark spots on my sides that I find unpleasing and depressing.. I'm African American medium dark complexion, like Oprah. The dark spots are right there for everyone to see. I just started two wks ago using an organic all natural exfoliate bar, created by this Jamaican guy. It was suggested by a make-up counter sales woman at Marshall Fields and this Jamaican gentleman (who owns his own spa) He said just use it in the specific areas 4x a week. They both said, it should help with lightening the ring up, as well he suggested African Shea butter. Not just any.. I notice the African Shea butter he had was more softer and brokedown easier than the ones I've bought in the co-op grocery stores. I did read they are not all alike, and that they are good for getting ride of dark spots.. I want to buy a facial cream bleach, but I am afraid to use them, except for the ones I read are all natural organic from plans and herbs.


    I'm talking to a man with possibility of getting married. I've told him I have facial hair and in other places, he feels that's between me and him, and no one else. Oh, well.. We'll see.. I plan on getting my act together and going laser.. In a few wks I"ll be 40, starting to really like myself, and want this clean look for me.


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    I've done this surgery on myself, too. Just make sure you use the smallest-gauge needle you can find, and use neosporin after you're done. It will help prevent scarring.
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    I get ingrown hairs on my legs sometimes. Usually I only notice them after the shower when my skin is soft. Sometimes I can gently scratch away the skin covering the ingrown hair with my fingernails.
    Although now I may try Sleepy's technique.
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