Ah, shaving, who doesn’t love the feel of smooth skin after shaving? Shaving is one of the things that make us feel good about our bodies. Shaving the underarm especially if you are going to wear tank tops or outfits with no hands, shaving the bikini area, shaving the beard or any part of the body all make us feel good.

But the bumps that come after shaving, that’s not so fun. These bumps are a result of irritation and ingrown hair. Ingrown hair occurs as a result of the hair growing back into the skin, instead of growing to the surface.

how to prevent razor bumps and ingrown hair

Here are a few tips to prevent bumps and ingrown hairs after shaving.

1. Exfoliate

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the body, so exfoliating before shaving will remove all the dead skin cells and toxins from your skin. This will provide a smooth and clean surface for the razor to remove the hair from your skin. It is not advisable to exfoliate after shaving because your skin becomes very sensitive after shaving and you might even have some cuts. So it is best to exfoliate before shaving.

2. Apply heat

Heat opens up your pores. So applying heat to the region before you shave will open up the pores and makes it easy to pull out the hair when you shave. You can apply heat by pouring some warm water on the area or wetting a towel or a wash cloth with some warm water and putting it on the area.

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3. Use a clean razor

Razor is one thing that we tend to use and reuse. If you are reusing an old razor, then make sure that the razor is clean. Sometimes old razors can be trapped with dirt and bacteria. And this will cause skin irritations when used on the skin. Also, make sure that the blade isn’t blunt. Because if it is, it cant shave the area properly and that can cause ingrown hair.

You may also want to give straight razors a try. A straight razor can give you a closer shave compared to other types of razors. It’s also less damaging to your skin. The single blade significantly reduces the skin friction brought about by shaving.

Thus, using a straight razor lessens your chances of experiencing skin irritation and cutting yourself. Moreover, you get to save money and help the environment since you don’t have to keep buying new razors and dispose of old ones with a high-quality straight razor that can last for months.

4. Use a shaving cream

Shaving cream moisturizes the skin and serves as a protective layer for the skin when you are shaving. This reduces friction when shaving. So it prevents redness, razor burn, and other skin irritations. Shaving cream also nourishes and softens the hair follicles, making them easy to pull when you shave. This helps prevent ingrown hair.

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  1. October 11, 2018 / 2:09 am

    Keeping a clean blade is so important. Sometimes you forget to replace it and don’t want to get in and out of the shower to do it. So it’s good to keep it on a schedule and make a ditch date ahead of time for your blade.


  2. October 11, 2018 / 3:08 am

    I go after my husband for reusing a disposable razor a lot. I definitely think it’s unsafe. I love all your tips doll. Thanks for sharing.

  3. October 11, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    These are good tips! I find using a shaving cream really makes a difference ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope that you are having a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. October 12, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    Cool entry ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Dipti
    October 15, 2018 / 5:07 am

    Lovely post! I use razors for hair removal so it’s really helpful for me. Although I rarely get razor bumps, but when I do get them, they are the worse! Exfoliating really helps to prevent razor bumps, I’ve noticed that too.

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  6. October 15, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    Exfoliating and using a clean razor are the two most important things for me – I can skip everything else, but if I skip these two then it’s guaranteed that I will give myself razor bumps haha.

    Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

  7. October 16, 2018 / 8:12 am

    I really hate ingrown hair and I am always looking for solutions to avoid it.

  8. October 17, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    These are such great tips! I like the idea of applying heat, and I definitely agree that using a clean razor is so important! Thanks for sharing!

  9. October 18, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    These are such fabulous tips, there’s nothing worse than razor bumps after shaving! A shaving cream is always such a good idea, and applying heat is something I never considered before ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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