Do you shave down there? Wait, before you go any further, you are sexy no matter what. So, if you don’t want to shave, don’t. However, for those who find comfort in shaving down there, here are tips and tricks I want to share with you. I’ve listed 10 shaving bikini area tips and tricks.
Tips & Tricks On Shaving Bikini Area | Homemade Skin Care Solutions
It’s summer time and what more could a girl ask for than spending a day at the beach. Yes, you worked out the whole year to have that beach body, but how about your bikini line?
Grooming the pubic hair is a year-round thing for most women. The most popular method of removing hair down there is through shaving. While some girls opt to go to Brazilian wax parlors together, some, however, are more comfortable with shaving or trimming their bikini area.
Shaving bikini areas can be pain-free, easy, and without irritation. Here are tips and tricks on shaving the bikini area without worrying about red bumps or razor burns. If you have razor burns or irritation, these homemade skin care solutions will help you soothe or prevent them from happening. I’ve listed 10 shaving bikini area tips and tricks to help you out.
1. Vanilla Coconut Shaving Cream
This homemade shaving cream contains just two ingredients: coconut oil and vanilla extract. All you need to do is use a stand mixer and whip the coconut oil at high speed for about 5 minutes. You can add the vanilla extract and mix until it’s combined.
Known for its emollient abilities, coconut oil is dubbed as a magic natural beautifying substance used for a wide spectrum of uses. It’s widely used as a natural shaving cream which contains antimicrobial properties to prevent infection and provides deep hydration to keep the bikini area smooth and moisturized.
Here’s how to make your own coconut oil shaving cream.
2. Aloe Vera
One of the problems women face in shaving bikini areas is the appearance of razor bumps. There are many ways on how to prevent this like showering with warm water, shaving toward the direction of hair growth, and the use of moisturizers after shaving. Since having razor bumps is embarrassing especially during summer when you’re in your bathing suit, it’s just right to treat them. The cheapest but very effective way to do so is by using aloe vera.
Applying aloe vera gel on the affected area helps lessen pain and inflammation. Aloe vera contains potent healing agents to help soothe and moisturize the skin.
Here’s how to use aloe vera gel on razor burns.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda has a lot of health benefits. For one, it helps whiten the teeth. However, did you know that it can actually be a pre-shave and after-shave treatment? It has soothing abilities especially on the areas where you shave, like your bikini area.
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 cup of water and apply the solution to the bikini area. Let it stand for about 5 minutes and wash it with cool water.
4. Tea Bags
One of the inexpensive ways to treat and reduce razor bumps is black tea. This type of tea contains tannins, which helps reduce skin inflammation and redness. Tannins found in black tea are called thearubigins, which form as a result of the oxidation catechins, the antioxidants inherent in green tea.
To do this, just dip a tea bag in hot water for a few minutes. Remove the tea bag and put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Make sure that it has cooled down before rubbing it on the affected area.
Acetylsalicylic acid or Aspirin help in preventing and treating razor burns and skin irritation caused by shaving bikini areas. Aspirin is also good in treating active acne and spots. Aspirin contains an active ingredient called salicylic acid which cleanses clogged pores, helps reduce razor bumps, and treat irritated skin.
To use aspirin on reducing the effects of shaving bikini areas, put two tablets in one teaspoon of warm water. Let it sit for a while until it turns into a gooey texture. Rub the paste on the affected area and leave it for about 10 minutes. You can wash it off with warm water after.
6. Lavender And Coconut Butter
Containing coconut oil, lavender oil, and tea tree oil, this coconut butter will help soothe the skin when shaving the bikini area. The lavender oil helps soothe the skin while tea tree oil contains healing and antibacterial properties.
Check this tutorial on how to make your own DIY body butter.
7. Honey And Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) and honey have been known to possess various healing properties. The health benefits of this combination are vast. It can actually reduce razor burns, bikini area inflammation, and prevent infection. Apple cider vinegar possesses antimicrobial properties and can help sooth the skin to reduce inflammation. Honey, on the other hand, helps in deep moisturization of the area and prevention of infection as well.
To use honey and apple cider vinegar, rub some honey on the affected area and leave it there for about 5 minutes. Rinse it with cold water and pat dry. After that, you can rub a cotton ball with ACV on the bikini area. Air dry the area and leave it overnight.
8. Sugar Scrub
Sugar is a good exfoliant. Rub it on the bikini area to exfoliate, remove dead skin, and soften the skin. This will prevent dryness and razor burns.
Check this tutorial on how to make your DIY sugar scrub.
10. Witch Hazel And Tea Tree Oil
Witch hazel is well known to reduce bumps after shaving bikini area or waxing the bikini line. It has soothing and healing properties. Meanwhile, tea tree oil is well-known for its healing properties. Before going to the shower, spray some witch hazel and tea tree oil on the bikini area.
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