Shaving

How to Prevent Razor Bumps & Ingrown Hairs

How to Prevent Razor Bumps & Ingrown Hairs


Shaving is an easy and effective way to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body. But, done incorrectly, it can leave inflamed red bumps and aggravated ingrown hairs, rather than soft and smooth skin.


Used interchangeably but referring to the same thing, razor bumps and ingrown hairs are a skin irritation associated with shaving that manifest as small red bumps, which typically appear in sensitive area like the bikini line or underarm. Not only are they angry-looking, they might also be itchy or uncomfortable. 


Razor bumps and ingrown hairs occur when hair becomes trapped inside the skin’s follicle. Unable to grow upward and outward, the hair curls inwards onto itself and becomes stuck inside the follicle. 


Below are our expert tips on how to achieve a clean and pain-free shave every time.


PREP THE SKIN WITH AN EXFOLIATOR

We always recommend starting your shaving ritual by exfoliating. In gently buffing the skin, you’ll eliminate the risk of dead skin cells from clogging your follicles and create the perfect canvas for a smooth shave. Our BODY POLISH has been formulated with a considered blend of physical and chemical exfoliators to delicately resurface the skin. 

TAKE YOUR TIME

Rushing your shave is a recipe for disaster. Instead, think of it as an integral part of your everything shower routine. Allow the warm water of your bath or the steam of your shower to gradually open and soften your pores rather than going straight in with your razor.


ALWAYS USE A SHAVE CREAM

We cannot stress how important it is to use a shave cream. Shave cream creates a physical barrier between your razor and your skin, allowing for slip, glide and hydration. Made by female chemists in Australia, the LUI SHAVE CREAM contains nourishing ingredients like shea butter, chamomile and plant-based oils to deeply cushion and calm the skin during shaving. 


SHAVE THE ‘RIGHT’ WAY

Trim hairs down by first shaving with the direction of hair growth. Then, shave against the grain. Use long and gentle strokes, applying only a light amount of pressure. We spent three-and-a-half years developing our custom RAZOR specifically for the way women shave. The ergonomic design sits comfortably in your hand, while the weighted handle provides precision and control. 


REPLACE YOUR REFILL BLADE OFTEN

Using a dull razor blade creates friction on the skin. It means you have to go over and over the same area, increasing the likelihood of razor bumps and ingrown hairs. Replace your refill blade after every 6-8 shaves for best results. Our REFILL BLADE SET can even be purchased on a subscription basis to ensure you’re never without. 


FOLLOW WITH A MOISTURISER

Round out your shaving ritual by finishing with a moisturiser. This will rehydrate the skin after shaving, infusing it with ingredients that soothe. Our best-selling BODY MOISTURISER is pH-balanced and made with squalane and niacinamide to replenish your skin’s natural barrier function. Antioxidant-rich cloudberry oil and honeysuckle extract impart a lustrous glow.