Ah, yes, razor bumps. An inevitable side effect of shaving—or are they? It may seem like every time you shave—especially your bikini line—those oh-so-uncomfortable little red razor bumps pop up and refuse to go away. And to deal with them on your wedding day or right before a beach honeymoon? No, thank you. So what causes razor bumps, and how do you get rid of them?
The Right Way to Shave Your Bikini Area to Avoid Bumps
How to get rid of razor burn, bumps and ingrown hair
You may be in the camp of letting your hair go au naturel during quarantine , or you might be spending even more time on your beauty and skincare routine right now. But if you're playing it safe and skipping bikini wax appointments at the moment, shaving is likely your go-to for smooth skin. Shaving your bikini area is a lot of work, and can definitely irritate your skin if not done safely, so there are some things you should know before the razor is in your hand. First of all, removing hair anywhere on your body is completely your decision—don't listen to anyone who tells you otherwise, or feel pressured into shaving, waxing, or using any other hair removal method. If you do choose to shave your bikini line, you may be up against both ingrown hairs and red, itchy bumps.
We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Razor burn can affect any person who shaves part of their body. Razor burn can also cause:. You can experience these symptoms anywhere you shave, such as your face, legs, underarms, or bikini area.
Shaving rash, also known as razor burn , is quite common in the pubic area —more common than other areas, unfortunately. The hair is generally thicker and when it bends it may affect those with more sensitive skin or who shave often. Shaving is uncomfortable enough as is, no one wants to get rid of the hair only to trade it in for other problems.