Skin around the pubic area is very sensitive and bikini line hair removal can be a quick route to all sorts of skin problems if it’s not done properly. Ingrown hairs, razor bumps, blood spots and red and sore skin are just some of them. Here’s a list of what you shouldn’t do if you want not only a hairless bikini line but a smooth one too.
Don’t use a throwaway, switchblade or man’s razor for a pubic hair shave. Use a good quality female safety razor. Make sure the blade is sharp. Using a blunt blade to shave pubic hair will make skin irritations even more likely.
Don’t shave pubic hair too close to the skin, or shave the same area more than twice. You’ll increase your risk of getting ingrown hairs and skin problems if you do.
Don’t shave bare skin during a pubic hair shave. You’ll get razor burns. And don’t use a shaving cream for men or soap as a lubricant. Use a gel or cream for bikini line hair removal. Apply liberally.
Don’t shave inflamed or bleeding skin. You’ll make matters much worse and lastly don’t shave while you’re cold. The razor or shaver will catch your goose bumps.
Don’t get a bikini wax just before heading for the beach. You’re skin will be red and sore for at least 24 hours after a bikini wax.
If you you’ve never had your bikini line waxed before, don’t try to do it yourself and never attempt a Brazilian wax yourself. Go to a professional salon or spa.
Don’t use depilatory creams on the pubic area other than on the bikini line. They’ll burn your skin. Creams meant for the face should never be used on the bikini line.
If you avoid all of these common mistakes, your experiences of bikini line hair removal should be much better and you’ll be able to head for the beach with confidence.