Ingrown hairs are those pesky bumps that appear a few days following shaving a part of your body. So, what exactly are they? When your hair tries to grow back, sometimes it grows back into the skin rather than reaching the surface.

It may be itchy or irritated and seemingly impossible to get rid of. They’re unsightly regardless of whether they appear on your legs or face. So, how do you avoid these pesky and painful bumps from appearing?  

Here are some of the best tips for preventing them from appearing.

Use Plenty Of Shaving Cream

It’s critical that you create a barrier between the razor and your skin before shaving it. Using shaving cream results in lubricating your face help facilitate a close, smooth shave. You may find that certain creams work better than others for your particular skin type.

Try experimenting with a few different types to see, which gives you the best result with the least amount of irritation.

Use A Quality Razor

Using a cheap razor is a fast track for finding yourself full of ingrown hairs.  Shaving with a quality razor will not only give you a better shave, but you’ll actually save money in the long run.  

A good razor leaves your skin in good condition following every shave without cutting you or irritating your follicles. 

Modern, high-quality razors are made to protect you by offering a comfortable ergonomic shape to shave your hair from the best possible angle.  Shaving straight on from the wrong angle with a cheap razor usually ends in ingrown hairs, especially for people with sensitive skin.

Open Your Pores

In order to get the best shave possible, you should prep your skin first by opening up the pores. Most experts recommend showering before you shave. The result is opened pores that are ready to be shaved without irritation. 


One of the best things that you can do for your skin is to eliminate dead skin to allow your hairs to resurface without bumps.

Use a gentle brush or glove and exfoliate daily before and after shaving for the best results. If your skin is particularly sensitive to build-up, consider adding a liquid exfoliator to your nighttime skin routine.  

Grow a Beard

If you can’t seem to get rid of those troublesome bumps from appearing on your face, then you may want to abandon the idea and accept that you have extremely sensitive skin. 

Growing a beard is an easy way out of ever having to deal with an ingrown hair again. You’ll still have to trim and maintain your beard, but you won’t have to worry about it affecting your skin.