You’re about to go out to a pool party that you tried to get out of because it required you to wear a swimsuit. After a stint in the shower, you look down and gasp. You have got red bumps all along your bikini line that make that area look almost as bad as before you got in the shower. Resolving to wear your cover-up for the entire time, you head out to the party. How can you get rid of the bikini bumps you have quickly and prevent them in the future?
The skin around the bikini line is delicate and sensitive. Chemical hair removers can cause allergic reactions, and waxing and electrolysis of the bikini area can feel something like a medieval torture technique. Most women rely on shaving, which can result in those dreaded bumps. The bumps are the result of an infection, because the skin in that area is home to a lot of bacteria. As you shave, your razor picks up and drags the bacteria into the hair follicles. The infected follicles form a classic case of little red bikini bumps.
Your medicine cabinet holds several remedies for bikini bumps. Hydrocortisone can soothe the infection and to help it heal. Diaper rash ointment can help, but you may wish to only use it under clothes because of the smell. Any store that sells health and beauty aids will have these products.
Make a home remedy with things you already have around the house or can find easily. Mash a couple of trawberries with a spoonful of sour cream and apply it to the bumps. Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat again in a few days. You could also try an aspirin toner made of three drops of glycerin, two crushed aspirin and one-quarter cup of water. Combine until all is dissolved and mixed; then apply it to the bumps by dabbing it with a cotton ball dipped in the mixture. Reapply liberally, using a fresh mixture every time. Both remedies will help diminish the bumps and the discomfort from the infection.
Preventing Bikini Bumps
The best cure for bikini bumps is an ounce of prevention. Before shaving, scrub the area with a puff and some antibacterial soap, and rinse. This will exfoliate and remove some of the bacteria before you shave. Apply hair conditioner to soften and prepare the area and tp lubricatie the razor. Next, use a fresh, clean razor and shave in the direction of the hair growth to help prevent ingrown hairs and bacteria from transferring from the razor to the follicles. Rinse thoroughly and wash again with antibacterial soap. Dry by blotting, not rubbing, with a clean, dry towel. Apply a layer of a hydrocortisone with moisturizing ingredients in it to prevent irritation.