Waxing your nether regions is agonizing enough without ingrown hairs and irritated skin wreaking havoc between appointments. If you've accepted ingrown hairs as inevitable, it's time for a reevaluation — baby-soft, bump-free skin is possible with these bikini-wax insider secrets. Slough the area two days before and the first three days after a wax to aid in removing dead cells on the skin's surface and allow hairs to push through easily, suggests Cindy Barshop, a waxing expert at VSPOT Medispa in New York City, which specializes in down-there waxing. Joshua Zeichner, a New York City-based dermatologist, recommends using physical scrubs, which will help separate the free edge of hair from the skin, making them easier to remove during the waxing process. Our recommendations?
All of Your Embarrassing Bikini-Wax Questions Answered!
All of Your Embarrassing Bikini-Wax Questions Answered! | Allure
Everyone is cool with talking about the painful pimples that pop up on your face, but what about the large honkers on your bikini line? The ones that hurt like hell and get aggravated by your underwear, tight jeans , and anything that happens to rub the wrong way. Most likely, your painful problem is caused by an ingrown hair. These trapped hairs typically work themselves out within a few days, but it can also get infected, causing folliculitis a bacterial infection of the hair follicle that results in pus- filled red bumps.
What to Do After a Bikini Wax
You may be in the camp of letting your hair go au naturel during quarantine , or you might be spending even more time on your beauty and skincare routine right now. But if you're playing it safe and skipping bikini wax appointments at the moment, shaving is likely your go-to for smooth skin. Shaving your bikini area is a lot of work, and can definitely irritate your skin if not done safely, so there are some things you should know before the razor is in your hand. First of all, removing hair anywhere on your body is completely your decision—don't listen to anyone who tells you otherwise, or feel pressured into shaving, waxing, or using any other hair removal method. If you do choose to shave your bikini line, you may be up against both ingrown hairs and red, itchy bumps.
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