How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps in Pubic Area

Bust out the swim suit and forget about irritating red bumps.

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A beautiful bikini body may come at the cost of removing some hair down there. If you shave your bikini area, you may have noticed an unpleasant aftereffect: unsightly razor burn that resembles acne. The last thing you want is a red flashing billboard that reads "I just shaved my pubic region!" to spoil your day. Razor bumps can be painful and itchy. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce or eliminate this condition.

1.

Select a triple-edged razor to remove hair. You will get a closer shave and less chance of creating razor bumps. You can also opt to go electric, which may be easier if you have super-sensitive skin. Shaving is very personal; experiment with different types of razors. Make sure your razor is new or in excellent condition before you begin.

2.

Shave immediately after you bathe. Your skin is soft and moist and will be easier to shave. Use a gentle touch, and refrain from pulling your skin.

3.

Use a rich, smooth gel for shaving. Select a product that claims to soften and soothe damaged skin. Use a scent-free formula.

4.

Shave in the direction of the hair growth. Do not use the razor repeatedly over one particular area. It will increase the likelihood of razor bumps.

5.

Apply a 1 percent hydrocortisone cream to the pubic area after you shave to reduce sting and irritation. Make sure you don't use the cream daily. It is not a long-term solution and can cause your skin to thin over time.

6.

Moisturize your skin liberally after shaving. Apply a topical acne cream in the area to minimize razor bumps. Look for a product that contains benzoyl peroxide.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Razor

3.1 percent hydrocortisone cream

5.Topical acne cream

2.Shaving gel

4.Moisturizer

 

Tips & Tricks

 

See a doctor if razor bumps do not heal in a few days. Repeat shaving will make the condition worse.

Hydrocortisone creams can cause stretch marks in the pubic area if used for a prolonged period of time.

 

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