Grooming pubic hair is a year-round activity for many. The most popular method for removing hair from bikini line is shaving, waxing and using depilatory method. But bumps, redness, and irritation are almost always part of the package.
Let’s first look at the challenges that one may face with shaving, waxing and/or using a depilatory method for removing bikini hair line.
- Ingrown Hair
When you find yourself in this situation in which the stuff you’re trying to REMOVE creates even more issues, try 1% hydrocortisone cream. Apply a small amount of cream right after you shave to the irritated area and continue to use it twice a day for a few days, if needed. Try to avoid shaving over areas of irritation or open areas on the skin.
Avoid the problem entirely by practicing exfoliating in this area. You might not think it’s necessary because it’s not your face, but it may keep your hair growing in the right direction
- Razor Burn
As if shaving didn’t seem dangerous enough, a rash or “burn” from the blade is another issue. Razor burn, irritation, and ingrown hairs can actually all be caused by using a low quality or dull razor and bad shaving habits like pressing too hard and going over the same area multiple times.
Razor burns can be prevented by putting a few steps into place in your showering routine. First, you’re going to need to get a razor that creates a close shave. Then try standing under warm water, allowing the water to saturate this area, for about three minutes. This will make the hair softer and easier to cut.
Finally, use a shave gel for this area. Its an important step in your shaving process, as it allows your razor to glide more easily over your skin and lessen the chance of razor burns.
If you already have razor burn, reach for a topical antibiotic and a mild steroid lotion to help with inflammation.
Uneven patches of pigmented skin on your bikini line have a few potential causes. This can include a repeated rubbing of a certain area, like tight fitting clothes or rubbing of thighs due to overweight, prolonged irritation and inflammation, and pushing too hard with a razor while shaving. Talk to a dermatologist, who may prescribe a lightening cream, if it doesn’t go away.
You may try this home remedy.
Cucumber juice has skin-lightening properties. The vitamin A in cucumbers helps reduce skin darkness by controlling your skin’s production of melanin. Plus, the high water content helps keep the skin hydrated and glowing.
Extract the juice from ½ of a cucumber and apply it all over your bikini area. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water. Repeat twice daily for quick results.
Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice with ½ tablespoon each of lemon juice and turmeric powder. Apply it to your dark pubic area. Keep it on the skin for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water. Repeat once daily.
- Yeast/Fungal Infections
It’s not as common as, say, razor burn, but it’s still something you should be mindful of in the season of sweat and humidity. In the summer, sometimes people get irritation and yeast/fungal infections in skin folds from moist skin, and rubbing only makes shaving or waxing in this area uncomfortable. Make sure to change out of wet clothes right after working out and use anti-fungal powder to avoid this problem.
Laser Hair Reduction is the answer.
When performed properly, laser hair removal is an excellent solution for unwanted bikini hair. Bralzilian Bikini laser hair removal is popular with men and women. Laser hair removal can be very safe for removing unwanted hair in the bikini area without getting any ingrown hair or irritation. It is vital to choose an experienced provider who has a laser to work with your skin type. Typically, patients need 5 treatments to experience an 85% improvement in the thickness, amount, and texture of the treated hair*. Treatments are performed monthly.
*The Kosmoderma website contains facts, views, opinions, statements and recommendations of users of the Kosmoderma clinics, website, third party information providers and organizations. Individual results may vary.