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3/22 Preventing Razor Burn

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Here’s a question from one of my readers:

“I know it’s a little early to worry about bathing suit season, but I always get those nasty red bumps when I shave my bikini line. What can I do to prevent them?

Well…the most obvious answer to this question would be to wax instead, however, I’m sure that’s something you have considered, and decided against.

Another alternative to waxing and shaving is a depilatory cream, such as Nair, but make sure to do a spot check, because these creams can irritate sensitive areas. Trust me, the last thing you want is a skinless bikini line, because your depilatory cram was too harsh for your skin…talk about uncomfortable!

If you plan to shave, here are a few things that may help with the razor burn:

1. Make sure you’re using a good razor. Your blade should be sharp and clean. Try “Gillette Venus Vibrance”, this vibrating razor stimulates the follicles, causing the hair to stand up (like goosebumbs), causing the closest shave possible. If you’re not into the vibrations, try a 4-blade razor.

2. Try using a transparent shave gel instead of a shave cream. This will allow you to see what you’re doing instead of just blindly taking a razor blade to the skin in your most sensitive area. Try “king of shaves AlphaGel” - $6

3. Shave in the direction of hair growth instead of against it

4. Shave at the end of your shower, when your skin and hair have been softened by the steam. (it also can help to exfoliate skin before shaving.)

5. Apply a toner containing Witchazel or Rosemary on the area after shaving. Try “C.O. Bigelow Dr. Galen Herbal Skin Tonic” - $5

If you’ve tried all of these, and you still get bumps, try using Neosporin Anti-bacterial cream, as your hair follicles may be infected.

Send your beauty questions to pamperpa[email protected] and I’ll answer them in my next blog.

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for another dose of the beauty blog.



Categories: Skin Care

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