Razor can be responsible for bikini area bumps. In most cases the bumps on bikini area are caused by ingrown hairs. Women should know that when you shave or remove pubic hairs, the hair could grow outside the hair follicle and then curve back into the skin or it could begin to grow and then curve enough to grow through the hair follicle wall – this is how the bumps on bikini area appears. You think it is a pimple but in reality it is inflammated and/or infected ingrown hairs. Actually, it is your body fight against “wrongly growing” hairs.
Bumps on bikini area can be uncomfortable, painful and itchy.
Bumps on bikini area
Usually bikini area is not exposed to open air besides some exceptions including summer holidays, professional cases (circus, swimming sports, etc.) and some specific lifestyles. As bikini area is normally “closed”, this area can be often sweated with excessive oil and bacteria. Existing bacteria can be activated by “fresh” bikini shaving and these bacteria could be a trigging factor for bumps on bikini area. Bikini line shaving opens pores and existing bacteria gets into open pores – this can cause and exacerbate bumps on bikini area.
How avoid bumps on bikini area?
Keep bikini area clean, free from bacteria and local sweating. Regularly exfoliate the skin on bikini area (1-2 times per week). If you discover any hairs under the dead skin, the exfoliation of the cloth or toothbrush will bring them out.
Avoid tight cloths – tight clothing traps moisture on bikini area and can rub against the skin causing irritation and bumps.
It is recommended to have hot shower or tub in 5-7 minutes in advance before pubic hair removal – it will warm up the skin on bikini area and prevent skin cut during shaving and/or hair removal.
Use new good quality razors which cannot irritate and damage the skin on bikini area. Never use an inexpensive razor.
Bikini area hairs should be shaved in the direction of the hairs’ growth. If you shave against the grain, you will be more likely to experience razor bumps or ingrown hairs on bikini area.
Always use shaving gel prior to shaving bikini area. Without shaving gel and/or lubrication, and without smooth shaving, the bikini area sensitive skin can be damaged and the chances for bumps on bikini area can increase.
Avoid synthetic underwear as synthetic materials cannot “breathe” properly which means that bacteria and sweat can be trapped on bikini area provoking development of bumps on bikini area.
If you can see ingrown hair on bikini area, just lift it with clean (sterilized) needle before starting pubic hair removal.
Avoid pubic hair shaving and/or removal if you already have bumps on bikini area – don’t provoke worsening of the situation and new ingrown hairs.
Solutions for bumps on bikini area
Bumps on bikini area
Apply the hot compress on bumps as soon as possible for 5-10 minutes – hot compress can reduce the swelling and “kill” bacteria responsible for local inflammation.
Hydrocortisone cream is recognized as effective for bumps on bikini area – it can reduce redness and irritation by smoothening the irritated bumps’ skin. Hydrocortisone cream can also minimize the bumps itching.
Some natural remedies also can be effective for bikini area bumps – compress with witch hazel is known as effective for irritated skin.
Every day hot bath for 15-20 minutes (3-4 times per day) can improve bikini bumps’ draining.
You can use antibiotic creams and/or ointment to reduce the risk of bumps’ infection.
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.