Guide To A Razor Bump Free Bikini Line

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Ah, there’s nothing quite as miserable as a bikini wax treatment that you haven’t planned for. Let’s face it, there is a price to beauty, even if you don’t think you’re ever going to have to pay for it. If you don’t pre plan your bikini wax, you’re going to wake up with some serious discomfort and perhaps some red and miserably itchy bumps. It doesn’t have to be this way, you don’t have to be miserable.

If you prepare properly for your bikini wax, you’re going to be fine. It only takes a few minutes to prepare. Here are some of the top tips and trips from top hair removal experts in the industry. If you want a smooth, bump free end result, these tips and tricks will help you.

Do Your Homework

Razor bumps and ingrown hair happens when the hair is just growing out of the hair follicle. If a hair gets trapped underneath of the skin, the body considers it a foreign object and attacks the hair. This results in an itchy red bump that can be inflamed.

To avoid these tell tale bumps, exfoliate. Dry skin will trap the hairs beneath the surface of the skin. By exfoliating you’re going to remove that thin layer and your hair will be able to emerge safely. Several times per week exfoliate with a sugar scrub or similar scrub of choice.

Choose a nice loofah sponge and use it between waxing and shaving for best results. Another idea is to gently scrub in the direction that the hair grows. You can also use a salicylic acid wash by Neutrogena twice per week if desired. Just remember that you can overdo a good thing so don’t be too rough exfoliating, it takes a light hand but a firm hand to do it properly and avoid irritation. Keep this in mind and don’t scrape your skin up. Just remove the dead skin for a beautiful, refreshing layer of skin.

Choose Your Weapons

Your weapons will be a fresh and sharp razor blade vs a dull blade. Dull blades cause friction and tug and pull at the hair and tender skin. Sharper blades will glide right over the skin and remove the hair thus eliminating the possibility of ingrown hairs. Also, since a new blade is sharp, it will cut the hair off rather than pull at it. This ensures that your hairs will be completely removed and have less chance of irritating your skin.

Additionally, by using a fresh new razor, you’re eliminating the chance of bacteria that builds up on older razors. Bacteria can cause irritation and inflammation thus contributing to your red bumps. Never use a razor more than three to five times. If in doubt, throw that blade out and get a new one.

Forget the “built in moisture strips”. These are small and not shaped like your arm pit, bikini area or your legs. Instead, opt for creams and gels that are designed to soften your hair, moisturize your skin and help you to shave easily.

Make It Routine

Make shaving a part of your routine and do it regularly. Take a nice warm shower and shave after you’ve allowed your skin to become moist and more pliable. There will be less tugging and less chance of ingrown hairs if you simply allow your skin to become moisturized. Water is a great lubricant for shaving as long as you are using a sharp blade and a nice cream to moisturize.

Go with the grain of your leg and hair growth when you shave. This helps to reduce red bumps and inflammation near the bikini line.

Get The Facts

Not all wax is created the same. Find out what sort of wax your esthetician uses and be sure that you understand the differences. Hard wax will grab the hair and is harder as it cools. Soft wax will stick to the skin. You’ll want something that grabs the hair and is easy to remove.

Most women don’t want to wax a large scale area. It can be painful. Instead, they opt to wax smaller areas such as the eye brows, bikini area or armpit. However, be sure to leave the larger areas as the bikini area to a professional as it can help you to avoid bruising and other injuries from a wax job gone awry.

Should you choose to ignore this suggestion and do it yourself, be sure that you’re applying the wax inn the direction of your hair growth. Hold your skin taut while you rip the wax off of your skin. This ensures that you’re removing all possible hairs from your body. If you don’t do this right, you risk breaking the hair and causing ingrown hairs to develop.

After Care

Use plenty of moisturizer on your skin. This can help to keep it supple and smooth and allow for new hair growth. Seek a lotion that has plenty of lactic acid, oatmeal extract or other nourishing moisturizing agents.

Go ahead and skip out on that sauna or hot tub, your skin will thank you and you’ll reduce the risk of irritation. You can resume the hot tub or sauna tomorrow, 12 to 18 hours after you’ve had your wax job done.

Consider Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is all the rage today and it only takes a few short moments. Lasers remove the hair and destroy the hair follicle. This makes for less hair to remove at your next wax job and less irritation. Most women that have laser hair removal have it done several times to ensure that all of the hair in the area they are having the procedures done, is removed.