Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. Razor bumps are basically ingrown hairs , which can pop up anywhere that you remove hair and often happen on more delicate areas where the hair is coarse, like the bikini line. Luckily, there are lots of products out there that you can use before and after waxing and shaving to help prevent or eliminate irritation — including some products that you might have assumed were only for the face but are more versatile than we thought. We talked to six aestheticians and waxing experts to hear which creams , gels , and serums to reach for in the days after waxing or shaving, and other steps you can take to stave off razor bumps in the first place.
The Best Way To Shave Your Bikini Line Without Getting Ingrowns Everywhere
How To Shave Your Bikini Line Without Getting Razor Bumps
Let's get one thing straight — there's no one right way to deal with pubic hair. You can leave it how it grows, shave it into a cool shape, wax it off completely, trim it a little bit, or something else entirely — it's all fine. But what's not fine? Razor bumps and irritation and painful vaginal nicks from a dull razor. Thankfully, you've come to the right place, because we've done research for you. We interviewed doctors and ob-gyns about how to prevent all of the above, so no matter how you plan to tackle your hair down there, we've got you covered or not covered, if that's your jam.
How to get rid of razor bumps
Razor bumps are not only an unsightly by-product of hair removal, but they can become infected and cause you pain and skin problems. The bikini area can be particularly problematic because the skin is so sensitive. Follow along after the jump to learn how to treat the bumps and get back to smooth, irritation-free skin. Applying razor bump treatment is an excellent way to reduce your bumps when they occur.
Today in awkward health things you may have googled but are afraid to talk about: bumps on your labia the part of the vulva known as the lips and general genital region near your vagina. The various types of bumps often have different symptoms and appearances, but they typically all have one thing in common: the ability to send you into a panicked Google spiral that ends in you convinced you have a rare, untreatable cancer. Very unlikely, Alyssa Dweck , M. In reality, that's the least likely cause.