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What You Should Know About Shaving Your Bikini Line

Shave AGAINST the direction of the hair growth.

1. You have to make sure you’re using the right razor. Disposable razors should only stay in your bathroom for a month, tops. Keep them longer than that and you’re exposing yourself to the danger of catching infections—and that’s the last thing you want on your sensitive bikini area. We recommend opting for double blade razors that glide onto your skin easily for a clean, close shave.

2. Do it after a shower. Never ever shave when your skin is dry. For best results, do it after a warm bath or shower, when your hair follicles are open and your skin is softer. To prep your skin, exfoliate it using a face towel or a loofah and a gentle, fragrance-free body wash. This step will get rid of dead skin and sweat trapped in the area, making you less prone to ingrown hairs.

3. Don’t skip shaving cream. Lubricate the area for a smooth shave. Instead of using a regular foaming shaving cream, try using a shaving gel instead—that way you’ll actually see the skin and hair.

4. Shave against the direction of the hair growth. This will give you the smoothest shave of your life.

5. Moisturize right after. Once you’re done shaving, let the area dry completely. Soothe your skin by immediately applying a gentle, fragrance-free lotion on the area. If you notice ingrown hairs forming, exfoliate the area and soothe it with a light astringent.

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