prevent pimples’ and irritation
Swimwear season is back and many of us want to shave our bikini line. This sensitive area is often preyed upon by pimples related to irritation and ingrown hair, a very unpleasant and uncomfortable thing that we want to avoid.
If you’re looking for tips to limit razor burns, skin irritation, and hair ingrown in the bikini area during your next shave, you’ve come to the right place!
Here are our ultimate tips for shaving hassle-free!
1. Wait for the end of your shower or bath before shaving your bikini
The heat and water in your shower will make your skin and hair more supple, which will make it easier to shave. The razor will be less likely to pull on your hair and will instead slide gently on your skin, without too much unnecessary friction.
2. Use a very sharp razor (prevent pimples’ and irritation)
Your old razor that has been hanging out in the shower for a month won’t do! Your razor should have four blades and more and be as fresh as possible. After its use, clean it well and store it in a clean, dry place for its next use.
3. Shave in the direction of the hair
Pubic hair is thicker and drus than hair on the rest of the body which is why ingrown hairs are frequently formed after shaving. Many advise to shave by any small stroke, in the direction of the hair, and to rinse well after each blow to release the blades.
4. Use a shaving foam for sensitive skin (prevent pimples’ and irritation)
It is very important not to use your body soap or shower gel to shave the sensitive area of the bikini! Instead, use a cream or shaving foam designed for this purpose and enriched with calming ingredients, such as aloe or shea butter, which will treat your skin in addition to facilitating its shaving.
5. If you have irritation pimples: apply a moisturizer without perfume and then a free powder
After shaving, what do we do? We have several tricks. If you tend to make small pimples of irritation, you must take good care of your skin by applying a neutral oil (argan, marula, olive, coconut) or a moisturizer without perfume. If it is hot and humid and you have to walk, it is essential to keep this area as dry as possible. We advise you to apply a free powder to keep this area dry.
6. Apply a fragrance-free antiperspirant
If despite the powder your bikini becomes irritated, try next time to apply an antiperspirant WITHOUT PERFUME (very important) in order to dry your bikini line and avoid the irritation related to friction which is often acerbic by sweat. This stuff that went viral on Reddit a few years ago is a must for many professional dancers who have to shave their bikini area frequently.
7. If you make a lot of ingrown hair: use an exfoliating astringent
Ingrown hairs are often due to a lack of exfoliation of the skin. Your epidermis is not hydrated enough and your hair gets stuck and can no longer come out causing discomfort and sometimes even infection. A product with a high alcohol content, such as an aftershave lotion or a product specifically designed for ingrown hairs can be applied gently, with a cotton ball on the affected area.
8. Think about hair removal (prevent pimples’ and irritation)
If nothing works, maybe hair removal in an institute is the best option for you. Hair removal professionals know how to depilate the bikini without irritating the skin and they have techniques to dislodge hair by limiting pain (we remind you, this area is very sensitive). It is possible that your hair is just too drus and that ingrown hair and irritation are inevitable
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