If you are looking for simple and effective natural remedies for folliculitis, continue reading this article and find out what they are. But first.
Folliculitis, or ingrown hair, is one of the most annoying skin conditions. It affects the skin texture and the aspect of the skin, especially in the leg areas. Since very old times women have used natural remedies for folliculitis. We’re about to present to you a few of them right here. They say that in ancient times, the Amazonas, brave women warriors who lived somewhere in the Balkan areas, used these simple remedies offered by the goddess Gaia to stay healthy and look beautiful. We have gathered them here to share with you. Now let’s get to the natural remedies for folliculitis.
3 Best Natural Remedies for Folliculitis
1. Walnut Mask Remedy for Folliculitis
Follow this remedy when you really have some time for yourself, as this remedy is a skin mask that you need to keep on for more than one hour. Here is how you can prepare and use this remedy for folliculitis at home. Grind a few walnuts and mix them with a little bit of white flour and some natural sour cream. Combine the ingredients together until you’ve obtained a soft paste that has the texture of a skin mask.
Spread this natural skin mask on the affected areas of your body and leave it for a few hours before rinsing it off. After you’ve rinsed the skin mask off, wash the area with white dead nettle tea. Wash the affected area every day using this tea, no matter whether you apply the skin mask or not. This is how you can prepare the white dead nettle tea at home.
- Pour 1 liter of boiling water over 5 teaspoons of dried white dead nettle.
- Steep the tea covered for 20 minutes.
Use this natural remedy for at least 5 days in a row so that you can eventually get rid of folliculitis. The walnut mask is one of the most effective natural remedies for folliculitis, but there are other wonderful poultices that you can apply as well, so continue reading.
2. Birthwort Remedy for Folliculitis
Apply a simple poultice with birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis) infusion 3-4 times a day. Leave the skin to dry naturally (don’t wash it off) and then apply again a new poultice with this infusion. Continue until the ingrown hairs start to come out and the infection subsides. Other amazing herbal poultices for folliculitis are elderflowers, field bindweed, white dead nettle, and European black aspen. Taking herbal baths with these plants is just as effective for ingrown hair.
3. Chamomile & Propolis Remedy for Folliculitis
Propolis tincture is amazing with folliculitis, but if you also use a concentrated chamomile flowers infusion, this remedy is even better. For this remedy you need 100 ml of propolis tincture (30%) and dried chamomile flowers. Every evening make a chamomile infusion and when it reaches body temperature, wash the affected areas of the skin with this infusion using a sterile cotton gauze. Leave the skin to dry on its own, then use another clean cotton gauze to pad the propolis tincture on the skin. In the first week of treatment do the procedure every night, then do it 2-3 times a week, then once a week.
These two natural remedies for folliculitis are also very effective against other skin infections and it helps the pain go away and the wound heals completely. Beware! Propolis tincture stains!
Other Natural Tips for Folliculitis (Ingrown Hair)
In addition to the natural remedies for folliculitis above, looking for the root cause is of utmost importance. The most common cause of folliculitis is a staphylococcus infection, just like in the case of furunculosis or panaritium. These conditions are also related to diabetes. Thus, in order to treat folliculitis, first, you need to treat the underlying cause, which can be diabetes or a pre-diabetic predisposition, and/or a staph infection.
How to Shave to Prevent Folliculitis
To prevent folliculitis, stop using a razor blade or an electric hair removal machine to shave because they both favor the infection of the sebaceous glands in the deeper layers of the skin. The best hair removal to prevent folliculitis is old-fashioned waxing. Right after waxing, apply a soothing natural cream with fruit acids, sugarcane glycol acids, and/or marshmallow herb. A natural calendula salve is also very good. We hope that the natural remedies for folliculitis will truly help you out, as they did so many others before you. Stay healthy and beautiful, naturally!