3 Easy Ways To Safely Shave Your Bikini Area For Summer

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shave bikini areaSummer is just around the corner, and you know what that means- bikini season!

No matter what swimsuit you rock, whether it is a bikini, tankini, or one piece, it is important to ensure your bikini line is ready for the spotlight.

Nothing is more embarrassing at the pool than to see stray hairs sticking out of the top of your swimsuit!

While strangers are hopefully not looking closely enough to notice any hairs, removing the hair will increase your confidence and help you wear that suit with pride.

Removing hairs from the bikini area, however, can be tricky, as anyone who has ever tried it knows. It is easy to get ingrown hairs that can cause unsightly razor bumps that are as problematic as the hairs themselves!

Try these techniques to minimize painful razor bumps when you shave this summer and prepare your body for swimsuit season.

Prepare effectively

Since bikini line hair is stiff, you cannot simply shave it like you do your leg hair. It requires more preparation. In fact, bikini hair is similar to the texture of hair that a man has on his face, so using shaving tools designed for men (like The Art of Shaving Razors) can actually be more effective than products marketed toward women.

Make sure you are prepared with a new double or triple-bladed razor, a rich shaving lather, and a moisturizing cream or lotion.

Before starting to shave, trim extra long hairs with scissors. This will make shaving easier. Take a long, hot bath to soften the hairs and skin before you begin.

Shave with good form

How you shave is as important as anything else, and is the number one way to prevent bikini burn. Although it seems like a good idea to shave against the grain of the hair, that is not the case. You will get many more bumps that way. Shave in the direction of the hair growth to prevent bumps and irritation.

Before starting, apply a thick coating of shaving cream to the area. Take care not to get the cream inside your body, as this could cause irritation. Use downward strokes to remove the hair. It may take several passes and reapplication of cream before the hair is completely gone.

Hydrate and add protection

Once the hair is gone, you should protect the area to prevent further irritation. Apply a moisturizing lotion to the area, but make sure it does not contain alcohol or other harsh chemicals or the area could burn.

You can even use a natural oil, like coconut oil, to soothe the area and prevent a rash from forming. If this is your first time shaving, you may feel itchy for the next few days. Continue applying a lotion or coconut oil to the area until the irritation passes.

If you follow these tips, your bikini area will remain hairless and swimsuit ready all season long. Repeat the process every 2-3 weeks to keep your bikini line hair-free until the pools close for the year.

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This is a post by Ashley Williamson. Ashley is a freelance writer and an occasional blogger. When she is not working she likes to travel and discover hidden untouched places around the World.

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