How to Get Rid of Pimples on the Bikini Line

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Good hygeine habits can prevent pimples and redness around the bikini line. (Image: Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Getty Images)

As if putting on a swimsuit doesn't give you enough reason to feel self-conscious, having pimples around your bikini line adds a whole other dimension to bathing suit embarrassment. After shaving or waxing, small red bumps can quickly appear in that tender region of the skin. You can choose among many creams and serums to deal with this specific issue, and they can be used for both prevention and treatment. Eliminating the unsightly bumps can be simple and quick with trusted and time-honored techniques.

Step 1

Use hair-removal creams instead of shaving. Using a razor can deposit bacteria directly into the open pores of the skin and often causes irritation and infection within the pores.

Step 2

Clean the area around the bikini line well with antibacterial soap that will thoroughly disinfect the area. Gently clean the area both before and after you shave.

Step 3

Apply an astringent over the affected area. Astringents can offer protection from bacterial infection and promote the contraction of open pores to keep them clean and tight. Gentle astringents include any solutions that use witch hazel or rosewater.

Step 4

Purchase an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream and smooth it over the affected area according to package directions. This can soothe irritation and reduce redness to help the problem heal effectively.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair-removal cream

  • Antibacterial soap

  • Astringent

  • Hydrocortisone cream

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