Some women prefer the smooth, clean look of shaving their vaginal areas. This practice is not new--it dates back to ancient Egyptian times. Shaving your pubic area is also necessary if you plan on wearing a bikini. Since the skin in this area is quite sensitive, though, razor burn can be a problem. Bumps on the skin can ruin the aesthetic effect of shaving. Fortunately, there are ways you can get rid of razor bumps and maintain a smooth bikini line.
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Apply a shaving gel to the pubic area before shaving, instead of using shaving cream. Shaving cream can clog the skin’s pores, which can increase the likelihood of bumps.
Inspect your razor to make sure that it is clean and sharp. If in doubt, discard the razor and get a fresh one.
Shave in the direction of the hair growth, rather than shaving “against the grain.” This will help keep the hair from being pushed back into the skin, which causes inflamed bumps.
Reduce your shaving frequency. The more often you shave your vaginal area, the more chances your skin has to become irritated and develop bumps.
Apply a cortisone cream with an aloe vera base to the vaginal area twice a day to soothe irritated skin and eliminate bumps.
Wear loose-fitting underwear and pants. Tight jeans and underwear rub against the vaginal area, irritating the surface of the skin.