Considering the daring styles of swimwear many people, both male and female, are wearing today, no doubt keeping bikini lines in check is an important issue.
Even for those of us who don't wear the more daring styles, making sure pubic hairs are not public hairs is a concern when getting ready for the pool or beach.
It's not a simple matter of tucking your pubic hairs inside the legs of your suit, because they're bound to escape. So it becomes a question of how best to remove the hairs at the bikini lines all together.
What do you use to remove bikini line hair
While many people may elect to use a depilatory lotion/cream or do a bikini wax at home or at a salon, shaving bikini lines is still the method most often used.
If you speak with people who use a depilatory, (and they're honest), they'll tell you:
1) They're messy
2) They smell pretty bad
3) They're inconvenient - Because you have to wait for them to work, you have to be somewhere to be able to wash them off and they don't always completely work, leaving you with patches of hair
And, most importantly -
4) The harsh chemicals more often than not leave your skin looking red and feeling raw, as if it's just been burned, which basically it has ...
And if you speak with people who choose waxing, (and they're honest), they'll tell you:
1) It's messy
2) It's inconvenient - Because you have to be somewhere to be able to wash off the residue, it doesn't always completely work with the first application so you have to do it again
3)- IT HURTS! Even if you have it done at a salon, all of the above applies
So - Many of us are back to shaving bikini lines.
The bad news is that most people who are shaving their bikini lines basically just grab a wet razor and have at it.
Plus - Because bikini lines are areas that maintain a good deal of moisture and receive a great deal of friction, ingrown hairs become a major problem.
Exfoliate for a better shave
The good news is, anyone can learn that there's a right way of shaving pubic hairs from the bikini lines and, perhaps even more important, that there is a way to get a great shave when shaving this sensitive area.
The Cleveland Clinic recommends exfoliating prior to shaving, as exfoliating first will help prevent the razor from becoming overloaded with dead skin cells, which reduces its effectiveness. Basically, exfoliating first is a serious pro-tip for a closer shave.
You should exfoliate with products like EmGe Naturals Mango Moisture Body Scrub which contain salicylic acid, found in Aloe Vera, to clear pores and reduce oil prior to shaving. This can help keep pesky ingrown hairs at bay. This scrub is formulated with good-for-your-skin ingredients like coconut oil and mango butter to polish away dead skin with ease and leave your skin silky smooth.
Even if you are going to wax it is a good idea to exfoliate a day or two before your hair removal appointment.
Hydrate after you exfoliate
After exfoliating, remove hair by shaving or waxing, be sure to follow up with a moisturizing cream or lotion to help soothe the skin and replenish its natural oils.