The skin surrounding your bikini line is some of the most sensitive on your body. Considered part of the vuvlar region, or external female organs, by the U. National Library of Medicine, some skin-care practices can irritate the sensitive skin and make it feel bumpy, itchy or inflamed. When removing hair, the right method goes a long way in keeping your bikini line smooth and healthy.
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Waxing your nether regions is agonizing enough without ingrown hairs and irritated skin wreaking havoc between appointments. If you've accepted ingrown hairs as inevitable, it's time for a reevaluation — baby-soft, bump-free skin is possible with these bikini-wax insider secrets. Slough the area two days before and the first three days after a wax to aid in removing dead cells on the skin's surface and allow hairs to push through easily, suggests Cindy Barshop, a waxing expert at VSPOT Medispa in New York City, which specializes in down-there waxing. Joshua Zeichner, a New York City-based dermatologist, recommends using physical scrubs, which will help separate the free edge of hair from the skin, making them easier to remove during the waxing process. Our recommendations? Smooth on a lotion that includes alpha hydroxy acids, because they can loosen dead skin that could create ingrowns, says Stephen Webster, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota. You can also try applying a cream that inhibits hair growth, such as Jergens Naturally Smooth.
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When summer hits, so does bikini season. For some, this means preparing your skin by exfoliating, going in for a spray tan, using moisturizing treatments and figuring out the best way to get rid of unwanted body hair. If you decide to wax or shave your bikini line, red bumps may occur. Clear up red bumps on your bikini line to reveal healthy-looking, smooth skin and hit the beach without any hesitation.
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