Irritation after shaving in the bikini zone

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Last reviewed: 17.10.2021

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Almost all women faced the need to get rid of excess hair. Shave - what can be easier and faster? But often the irritation after the procedure does not take long to wait. Especially when it comes to sites with tender and sensitive skin. The irritation after shaving in the bikini zone to many ladies causes discomfort.

Why does irritation appear? This skin reaction is normal. After all, the sharp razor not only cuts the hair, but also the skin particles. The cause of irritation after shaving in the bikini zone is mechanical damage to the skin, which causes a rush of blood to the damaged area, and as a result, redness occurs. Discomfort and unsightly appearance - this is not the main trouble after the procedure. Damaged skin with injured hair bulbs is an open road for infections, which will be much harder to get rid of than to take measures to prevent irritation.

How to remove irritation after shaving in the bikini zone?

And yet, redness has already appeared, and something must be done.

Receptive skin will heal faster if it is treated with an oil mixture. It is very simple to prepare. Mix a tablespoon of base oil - olive, sesame or any other - with 1 drop of essential oil of tea tree. This remedy is absorbed for a long time after application, but the effect will not be long in coming. And if the skin is not too susceptible, tea tree oil can be applied in its pure form. But you need to do this pointwise, applying only on small areas with the help of a cotton swab.

To remove irritation in the bikini zone will help the herbs, which can be found in any pharmacy: chamomile, mint or birch leaves. The decoction of any of these plants is absolutely safe and effective to combat irritation after shaving. It is enough to moisten the napkin in the broth and briefly attach it to the damaged skin.

Among home remedies for shaving after shaving in the bikini zone, there was a place for a usual aspirin. Before shaving, the aspirin tablet should be crushed and mixed with a small amount of water to a mushy consistency. Then the gruel is applied to the skin with massage movements. Then the gruel can be washed off and proceed to shave. After the procedure, the skin can be treated with water peroxide.

Quickly remove the inflammation of the remedy, which contains glycolic or salicylic acid, aloe and witch hazel. In the pharmacy you can choose a suitable spray or cream with these ingredients.

Irritation in the presence of ingrown hairs is best treated with antiseptic creams. For example, Aktovegil, Solkoseril or Malavit. These creams relieve inflammation and prevent the development of bacteria.

If the irritation can not cope on their own for a long time, it's time to consult a dermatologist. Physicians are usually advised to use steroid ointments that have a healing effect. For example, hydrocortisone ointment. Ointment is applied to the skin immediately after shaving. Cortisone, which is in the composition of the drug, will remove irritation, narrowing the blood vessels, which causes blood to flow to the irritated skin not so quickly. Remember that with steroid creams you should be careful not to use uncontrolled.

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Taking our recommendations, you will easily cope with the irritation after shaving in the bikini zone and without any fear put on a bold underwear or a fashionable swimsuit!

How to prevent skin irritation after shaving?

  1. Change the machine. First of all, make sure that the blades in the machine are sharp. When the blades are already used for a while and become blunt, the machine tugs the hairs more than shaves them. And on the machine reproduce bacteria, aggravating the situation. Pay attention to the quality of shaving accessories. The kopeck machines of unknown manufacturers, even being new, damage the skin and cause irritation.
  2. Careful shaving. Do not repeat one section with a razor and move in the direction of hair growth. Operate without excessive pressure on the machine. The shorter the contact with the skin, the lower the risk of red spots.
  3. Reduce the frequency of procedures. Shave the zone of a bikini not more often 2-3 times a week: too frequent use of the razor strongly injures a delicate skin which does not have time to be restored. Minor irritation, most likely, will pass itself, if you follow this recommendation.
  4. Prepare the skin for the procedure. For this, shave in the shower when the skin is sufficiently steamed, and the hairs are softened - so shaving less will damage the skin. When there is no possibility to take a shower, it will be sufficient to apply a towel to the skin for several minutes before shaving. At the end of the procedure, apply a cold, which narrows the pores and tones the skin.
  5. Make a peeling. The exfoliating agent gently removes the dead skin cells. Scrub is an excellent prevention of not only irritations, but also ingrowth of hairs.
  6. Use specialized tools. If you are strongly irritated after shaving in the bikini zone, it is not enough to limit yourself to the two previous recommendations. Use specialized ointments and creams for sensitive skin that will make your skin again beautiful.
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