Frequently Asked Questions Can I prevent ingrown hair with my Philips epilator? After any type of depilation some hair may start growing underneath the skin. Fortunately there are ways to prevent this, read the tips to find out how. To prevent ingrown hairs: Do a skin peel with a peeling lotion or with a coarse sponge two or three days after epilating. You can find appropriate products in your pharmacy. If this does not help, shave or trim your hair instead of epilating it.