If you're not that into pubic hair, you'll probably know the immense, all-consuming discomfort you feel the day after shaving your bikini region. It's so awful, it makes many women turn to the pricier (and ouchier) waxing instead or just leaving it au naturel to save all the hassle and cash.
But one Reddit user, who previously worked as a stripper for four years, knows what it's like to have her crotch quite literally in the spotlight, so she shared her trusted techniques to a blemish-free bikini area after shaving.
- Exfoliate, then rub the area with baby oil before you shave to soften the hair and skin.
- Shave using a men's razor (one with four blades) and men's moisturizing shaving cream. Since they are made for faces, they are extra gentle.
- Dab some rubbing alcohol on the skin after you shave to kill bacteria and close your pores.
- Then apply deodorant (an unscented Dove stick works best) liberally. This will keep you dry down there so you won't chafe and prevents razor bumps.
Speaking about her technique, she says:
"Mine was always flawless, I was a dancer for four years and did this almost daily. I posted this same routine under my old account and I got TONS of messages in my inbox with girls thanking me for their blemish-free pies."
So if you want your, er, "pie" as smooth as can be, give these tips a go.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.