For many men, learning to shave is a rite of passage that marks the end of their childhood, and the beginning of practice they will perform almost every day for the rest of their lives. Shaving, however, can be terribly aggressive for the skin, leaving it red, raw and irritated if the shave is too close or enthusiastic.
While the majority of men may be able to calm their skin with a bit of lotion after shaving, others may find that their skin becomes inflamed and that hairs grow back beneath the skin. This can result in lumps and bumps that can become infected and end up looking just like active acne.
If this is the case for you, then you need to think of an alternative to the daily shave. Of course, the most obvious course of action is simply to let the beard grow! If the hairs are left to grow longer than half a centimetre, then you will probably find that most ingrown hairs eventually resolve themselves.
For those who don’t like the bearded look, however, the only other option is likely to be laser hair removal. This treatment will get rid of your beard permanently by destroying the hair follicles that generate them, but it will also get rid of the problem for good.