How to Remove Ingrown Hairs From Your Face

There is nothing more frustrating than an ingrown hair on your face. At TweezersPlus, we craft precision tools specifically designed to remove ingrown hairs easily without damaging your skin.

Here are some of our insider tips and tricks on how to remove ingrown hairs from your face: 

  1. Have the right tool. Because ingrown hairs are embedded under the skin, a dull or low quality drugstore tweezer will only damage the surrounding skin. Use a high-quality, surgical stainless steel tweezer that can grab the ingrown hair and remove it once it’s revealed. Our Classic Tweezer is designed for this purpose. Learn more about the Classic Tweezer and its benefits here.
  2. Exfoliate. It’s important to reveal the ingrown hair gradually without damaging the skin. Use an exfoliating face wash on the area 2 or 3 times a day. This will remove dead skin cells and eventually reveal the hair.
  3. Use a warm compress and apply acne medicine. You can soften the skin with a warm, damp wash cloth which will open your pores and allow the ingrown hair to come to the surface. The acne medication will help as well, by reducing swelling around the ingrown hair.
  4. Be patient and gentle. Most importantly, you don’t want to damage your skin and cause scarring on your face. It could take up to a week to bring the ingrown hair to the surface. If you follow these methods you will be able to remove ingrown hairs from your face with ease.

Best Dog and Cat Tick Prevention

In this how-to, we’ll go over the best methods for Dog and Cat tick prevention to keep your pets healthy and your home tick-free.

Best Methods for Tick Prevention

  • Keep your pets indoors. Pets, especially outdoor cats, rove in wooded areas where ticks are common. Keep your cat indoors, walk your dog on a leash and avoid areas with tall grasses and bushy vegetation. This is the best method for dog and cat tick prevention.

  • Apply tick and flea medication. Always be sure to apply a tick treatment such as Frontline to your pets in preparation for tick season. This another top method for dog and cat tick prevention.

  • Do a tick check. After you’ve taken your dog for a walk or after your cat comes inside, check their fur thoroughly for ticks. Generally run your hand over your pet’s body to feel for bumps. Part your pet’s fur for a more detailed search. Ticks can also get between their toes, in their armpits and in their ears, so don’t forget to check those areas as well.

    Use our precision tick removal tweezers to remove ticks from your pets easily.

How to get rid of a tick

It’s tick season again – time to think about preventing ticks from becoming a problem. In this how-to we’ll go over how to get rid of a tick in your home and how to extract a tick after you or a loved one has been bitten. Ticks are external parasites that carry Lyme disease and many others. Tick season starts in April and only worsens in the summer through September. Dogs, cats and people with an outdoor lifestyle can be likely tick carriers.

Extracting ticks is easy with our Small Splinter & Tick Forceps, designed specifically for removing ticks and made of German surgical stainless steel.

Best Methods for Tick Prevention

  • Keep your pets indoors. Pets, especially outdoor cats, rove in wooded areas where ticks are common. Keep your cat indoors, walk your dog on a leash and avoid areas with tall grasses and bushy vegetation. This is the best method for dog and cat tick prevention.
  • Apply tick and flea medication. Always be sure to apply a tick treatment such as Frontline to your pets in preparation for tick season. This is also the best method for dog and cat tick prevention.
  • Wear the right clothing. If you live an outdoor lifestyle, be sure to wear light-colored, protective clothing. Tucking your pant legs into your socks will prevent ticks from reaching your skin. Stay on the trails and when you’re done hiking, check your clothing and skin for ticks.

How to Extract a tick

  • Removing a tick can be easy and simple if you have the right tools. Here are tips on how to make tick removal safe and easy.
  • Get the right tools. Having high-quality, surgical stainless steel tick tweezers is essential to being prepared for tick removal. Get sturdy tick tweezers with a precision tip that will make tick removal easy and and efficient.
  • Using high-quality tick tweezers is the safest and healthiest method of tick removal from humans, pets, cats and dogs.

  • Wear a pair of surgical gloves and have isopropyl alcohol available.
  • Work quickly. Remove the tick as soon you you can. The longer you wait, the more likely an infection will develop.
  • Sterilize your precision tick tweezers and grab the tick at the mouth or head. Pull away from the skin keeping a firm and steady hold on the tick until the tick releases. Rub the skin with an antiseptic.

How to Treat an Ingrown Toenail

Our Ingrown Toenail File effectively treats and controls ingrown nails.

Directions for Use:

  1. Clean area to be filed or shaved.
  2. Hold tissue away from the nail.
  3. Carefully insert tool tip between tissue and nail with edge facing up against nail.
  4. Apply some pressure and draw the tool toward you. As you pull, it shaves away the overgrown nail edge.
  5. Repeat as necessary.
  6. Clean area thoroughly after treatment. Use sterile alcohol wipes. Apply bacterial ointment and a band-aid as needed.

As with any precision tool, please handle with care. After each use, wash, clean, and dry your tool prior to storing it.

How to Remove a Splinter

Use our Splinter Removal Kit to effectively remove splinters and ticks. Each kit contains two professional stainless steel instruments:

  • The splinter liberator is a pen-like tool that has a sharp pointed end safely protected in a reversible round knurled handle. Simply remove the liberator tip by turning counterclockwise and screw back in place to use.
  • The splinter forceps have a wide comfort grip handle for stability and a precise, serrated, triangular-shaped end to grasp the tip of a splinter fragment.

After each use, always remember to clean, dry, and store your tools.

Instructions to Remove a Splinter:

  • Sterilize your instruments in boiling water or a flame; they can also be wiped clean with an alcohol pad.
  • Clean the affected area with another alcohol pad. Do not use soap and water which can soften a wood splinter making it more difficult to remove.
  • Use the splinter liberator to open or stretch the “tunnel” created by the splinter in order to expose the fragment end.
  • Once the end is sufficiently exposed, grip it with the splinter forceps and pull out the splinter.
  • Clean the area with soap and water; apply an antibiotic cream and bandage as necessary.
  • Use for intended use only.

We suggest keeping the kit in a handy place such as your medicine cabinet, kitchen drawer, tool kit, or garage.

Excerpted with permission from Richard O’Brien MD, Emergency Physician, as quoted in Bottom Line Personal

 

 

How to Tongue Cleanse

Did you know that the majority of halitosis (bad breath) is caused by bacteria in the mouth? Most dentists agree that a tongue cleanser is a far better tool than a toothbrush. Hygienists promote tongue cleaning as important as daily flossing. Toothbrushes are designed for cleaning teeth, while tongue cleaners are designed to clean tongues. Our curved, professional-grade tongue cleaner is designed to gently scrape unwanted bacteria and soft plaque, even from the back of the tongue where most is found.

Use two hands to hold and control the Tongue Cleanser. Starting toward the back of your tongue, scrape the tool forward toward the front of your mouth while applying uniform pressure on each side.

Research shows that tongue scraping removes more bacteria than brushing your tongue. Additionally, toothbrushes tend to cause gagging, while the tongue cleaner slides easily along the tongue. It’s more comfortable and more efficient. Many cultures have been routinely cleaning their tongues for centuries, and they don’t use brushes for this! They use a u-shaped cleaner like this one, which can reach the back of the tongue. Stainless steel is hygienic, does not wear out, and is unaffected by bacteria.

In an article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (April 1996), Dr. Mel Rosenberg cites six references in concluding that “in 85% of people with bad breath the bad odor originates in the mouth.” He further says, “Gentle but effective deep tongue cleaning should become a part of the daily hygiene routine.” On the investigative news program 20/20, ABC News Medical Editor Dr. Timothy Johnson explained that most bad breath is produced by a type of bacteria in the back of the mouth, particularly on the back of the tongue.