Shaving or waxing to make sure your nether region is smooth as silk can be challenging. Whether you prefer to trim the hedges with a razor or uproot the whole bush with a bikini wax, removing hair down there can be a real job. Aside from making the delicate skin along your bikini line red and itchy, it can also lead to ingrown hairs and folliculitis—a fancy term for an infected hair follicle. It becomes worse when you notice little bumps cropping up. Your shaving routine may have irritated your skin allowing the bumps to show. They occur when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin.
Please fight the urge pop the zits or bumps. You would just make it worse. Let your skin rest for a while before shaving again. Touch the bumps less and they would go in due time.
The best way to treat razor bumps is to stop shaving. If you can’t do that, use a clean needle to release the hair shaft when you see a bump forming. This usually stops a razor bump from growing.
These tips can help when you shave:
- Moisten your skin with water and mild soap first. This will soften the hair and open the pores.
- Use a thick shaving gel.
- Don’t stretch the skin when you shave. Always shave in the direction the hair is growing. Use the fewest razor strokes possible. Rinse with cold water.
- Use an electric razor if you can adjust it to avoid the closest setting.
- After you shave, use a moisturizing cream.