How To Shave The Bikini Area To Prevent Bumps & Irritation

What, you’re not a fan of the ‘70s full bush? If waxing, trimming or other hair removal techniques don’t always (or ever) cut it for you, and you find yourself shaving your bikini area, then this article is for you.
Shaving down there is convenient, no doubt, but even the best of us could use some help with our technique. Between the potential to cut or nick your skin, or get irritation or ingrown hairs (those little red ant-bite like bumps that can pop up), shaving your bikini area can be a dangerous job.How To Shave The Bikini Area To Prevent Bumps & IrritationBut if you’re going to do it, do it right. With the help of our ChickRx experts, we’ve put together an awesome list of dos and don’ts for how to shave the bikini area to maximize your chances of getting smooth results and minimize the likelihood of ingrown hairs and rough skin. Your lady parts will thank us.

 

Exfoliate 
You know by now that exfoliation is key to maintaining youthful, radiant skin on your face and body, but did you also know it’s a crucial step to preventing shaving irritation?

Before you shave, you need to exfoliate to remove the dead skin cells to give you a clean surface to shave. Certified holistic health coach Heather Vargas recommends a mix of sugar with jojoba or almond oil as a great exfoliation product. Bonus: this scrub can be used to exfoliate the underarm area before shaving to reduce bumps and irritation there as well.

Or, dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman explains that a simply gently rubbing the area with a warm washcloth may do the trick.
Soak in Warm Water
You want to shave at the end of your shower so that your skin has time to soak up the steam from the shower. Or, if you shaving outside of the shower or bath, try first covering the area to be shaved with warm washcloths, Dr. Jaliman recommends. She explains, “Warm water opens the pores around the hair follicles so they are more easily released when shaving.”

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