How to Reduce Irritation after Shaving Your Bikini Line
When you attempt to remove the hair from your bikini line by using a razor, you're always prone to the risk of developing red bumps, known as razor rashes or irritation rashes, these bumps are not only painful but are also capable of inducing irritation. According to MotherNature.com, these bumps on the bikini line indicate an infection called folliculitis.
What happens is that while shaving the bikini area, the razor tends to lift up the bacteria and pull them into hair follicles, which leads to small bumps looking similar to white-head pimples. These bumps can induce itchiness, irritation, and pain such that one can get very annoyed with that discomfort! Here are some ways to reduce that irritation and pain after shaving.
Shave Less Frequently
Once you have experienced the irritation and pain after shaving, the first step is to stop shaving. Further, reduce the frequency of shaving on the bikini line to avoid worsening the condition.
It is better to use an astringent followed by a moisturizer such as Vitamin E oil or the one that has no dyes or perfumes, so that the affected area remains clean and least painful. If the irritation level is beyond the tolerance level, do not shave at all or try some other hair removal method that is least painful.
This is the most common treatment to cool down the irritation of razor rash. Although the cream is available without prescription, it is better to seek the doctor’s advice for choosing the right brand.
Once you get the brand cream, apply it strictly as per the labeled instructions. Usually, applying it twice a day should give you relieving results. Generally, a thin layer of hydrocortisone on the affected area is just effective when you rub it in softly with the fingertips.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This home remedy is known for its anti-infection properties. Therefore, applying it with a cotton ball cools down the irritation as well as aids in keeping the infection at bay.
Aloe Vera Gel
Whenever it is the matter of healing a badly affected skin, Aloe Vera has always been the #1 choice of many women. Medically, this herb has anti-inflammatory properties that can heal any skin wounds. A thin layer of its gel is effective in relieving you from the symptoms of the razor burn over the bikini line. Just rub it gently with the fingertips, and do so 4-5 times a day.
Many experts suggest treating the razor bumps with a topical acne solution having benzoyl peroxide only up to 5%. After each shave, you can apply the solution cautiously by rubbing it gently. This is an effective way not only for treating the severe bumps or burns but also for preventing them from occurring every time you shave the bikini line.
Many experts suggest applying a paste of dissolved two aspirin tablets (uncoated) in a bit of water in a very free manner and then leaving it for half a minute after which you need to rinse off with lukewarm water.