5 Tricks To Avoid Bikini Line Bumps

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It’s a great time of year to be outside, take a trip and hit the beach, or bring out that “so college” inflatable pool. Regardless of your proximity to water, the perfect bikini zone is a vital part of embracing swimsuit season. While we already filled you in on the best ways to shave your entire bikini area, we wanted to focus on bump prevention on the most sensitive area of your shave – the bikini line.


Exfoliate and prep

You know what they say, the best offense is a good defense. The same can be true for preventing bump breakouts! Before you shave, make sure you exfoliate and use a moisturizing shave cream. If you don’t have moisturizing shaving cream on hand, use your conditioner – anything is better than bar soap!

Opt for moisturizing shave cream over  your regular body wash or bar soap, as they can leave an uneven residue on the skin which can cause you to miss a spot, or cause the razor to be less effective after the blades pick up the soapy residue and become slick. Also, always make sure you use a new blade for each shave, and always shave with the grain of the hair.



One of the best kept secrets about trimming your bikini line is to apply deodorant right after you shave. No fancy deodorant necessary, just make sure to get a separate stick from the one you use on your arms and always clean it after you’re finished. Also, avoid gel deodorants, as they could leave deodorant marks on your bikini if you put it on before it fully dries.


Black Tea

Another great secret to getting rid of annoying bikini line bumps: look no further than black tea. Black tea is a natural anti-inflammatory, and thus will help to banish those bumps for good. Simply brew some black tea and store in the fridge or throw in some ice cubes to keep it chilled, then apply it on your bikini line after shaving with a cotton ball while it’s still cold.



Applying Neosporin soon after you shave is another great way to eliminate razor bumps as a preventative measure, it works fast to stop the bumps before they form. The great thing about this option is that Neosporin is a medicine cabinet staple, there’s always a tube laying nearby. Put it to good use and apply a minute or two after shaving for a smooth and bump-free bikini line.


Aloe Vera Gel

Honestly, is there anything aloe can’t do? It’s a great moisturizer, helps heal sunburns, and can also both prevent and heal bikini line bumps. The trick is that it’s packed with moisture, which the sensitive skin around the bikini line will soak in immediately to help eliminate razor irritation. Plus, you’ll feel smoother afterward without smelling like salicylic or glycolic acid, which are in many post-shave treatments.



What do you think?

What are your best tips and tricks on preventing bikini line bumps? Share them with us in the comments section below.

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  1. kaely kaely says:

    Hey guys!!
    i have recently discovered my routine for shaving down south. so not long ago heard if your skin is itchy and irritated from shaving, like anywhere, to use a bit of oil. it can be any oil which is kinda icky but it works. and yes its oily so just enough to cover skin.

    so my routine:
    warm bath water, soak for a few minutes, dampen area with a wash cloth. apply gel shave, evenly spread out everywher
    shave side to side. when your done and if you miss a spot REAPPLY GEL. then rinse and very cold water, when dry: use deodarent then wash cloth to apply a tad bit of oil rub off then more deodarent. worked for me already starting to see a difference. hope i was helpful to some of you

    oh and with my routine, i also add aloe vera if i ever get the bumps :)

  2. Jessie Jessie says:

    I little bit of hand sanitizer works too! It stings a little, but it’s cheap, it’s convenient, and it works!

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  5. Tammy Tammy says:

    Most of the bumps we get are caused by ingrown hair.
    My BF uses a product called the BumpBan.
    It looks odd but it actually dislodges ingrown hairs and exfoliates the skin.
    I started using it “down there” and it made a HUGE difference.
    For 15 bucks or so I ordered my own http://www.BumpBan.com

  6. Me Me says:

    Rubbing alcohol works too. It stings like a female dog for a minute, and some people can’t handle it, but it works.

  7. Ally Ally says:

    My question is how to get rid of visibe panty lines on buttox using home remedies. Is there lotion I could put on it, or a type of cream, aloe vera, etc. WHATEVER! I just need to get rid of them asap. Please Help!!

  8. Jess Jess says:

    I use hair conditioner instead of a gel or cream it keeps everything very smooth

  9. Alexandria Alexandria says:

    When I shave down there I get ingrown hairs and still have lil stubs left and I’ve tried all kinds off stuff and I still can’t get rid of them and I need to know how , please help me It gets old wearing shorts every time I go swimming or tan so please help me out. Thanks!

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