How do you get rid of irritated skin and bumps from shaving on your bikini area?

Razor burns are the primary cause of irritated skin and bumps after shaving the bikini area. This generally happens if you use a dull razor blade, if you do not prepare the skin properly, and even if you shave too quickly. One of the best ways to avoid this from happening is to ensure that you shave just after a shower. Doing this enables the hair follicles to be soft and the skin will not been prone to irritation.

There are several natural home remedies that you can opt for, that are useful in preventing razor burns. Prepare a hot compress using a drop of lavender essential oil, which should be applied to the skin. You can also massage your skin with moisturizing oils such as jojoba and avocado. Applying apple cider vinegar to the affected areas is also known to be beneficial due to its powerful anti septic properties. Prepare a paste of mashed strawberries mixed with sour cream. This can be applied to the skin topically. You will experience relief in around 10 minutes, after using this paste. You can also use this paste twice weekly to rejuvenate and soothe the skin.

Aloe vera gel is also known to be very effective in soothing irritated skin. Another alternative that could be effective is to dissolve a couple of uncoated aspirins in a teaspoon of lukewarm water to form a paste. Applying this paste onto the affected skin and allowing it to settle of for about 10 or 15 minutes is very beneficial for the skin.

It is a good idea to consume foods with a high content of vitamin C; this will enable the skin to rejuvenate itself. In future, always remember to shave in the direction of the hair growth. This will reduce the amount of friction. You can also prepare a natural after shave lotion. Take 1 tbsp each of dried comfrey leaves and dried calendula flowers and mix them with half a cup of Hazel extract. Allow it to stay for a couple of weeks. Then strain and mix with a quarter cup of rose water. After this, add a quarter teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, five drops of lavender essential oil and five drops of sandalwood essential oil. Put it in a container and store it in a cool place. Ensure that you shake it well before every application. This solution should last in excess of six months. Irritated skin and red bumps can prove to be quite unpleasant. Hence, keeping the area clean and dry at all times can reduce the degree of irrigation.

answered by G M

Shave just after a bath, so that the hair is soft and the follicles are less irritated. Change the razor blade frequently.

Apply aloe vera gel or lotion after shaving. If the skin is irritated, continue application for a few days. Calendula is also soothing.

answered by S B

Home remedies can help prepare the skin for shaving that'll not only prevent the occurrence of razor burn, but also give a smooth, close shave without causing skin irritation. A hot compress with a drop of lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) applied to skin helps make it tender and soft. And a layer of moisturizing oil, like jojoba or avocado leaves the skin soft and smooth.

Apple cider vinegar: Its antiseptic qualities prevent infection. All you need do is to pat the affected area with it.

A mask made from all natural ingredients using mashed strawberries mixed with sour cream. You can get relief in ten minutes flat on applying it on the face or legs. Use the mask twice a week to refresh and calm the skin.

Creams containing Aloe vera are an effective home remedy for razor burn. Aloe is safe and good for skin, so use it daily to maintain a healthy skin.

answered by C

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