It’s summer, summer, summertime (as Will Smith song places in my head)! Time to hit the beach and show off that awesome body you worked hard for all winter. Getting your body ready does not only include hitting the gym, but getting your bikini zone right as well. Who wants razor bumps and scars ruining that cute two piece you bought? It may make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious. While scars are something we can’t control because of the beautiful melanin in our skin, we can help lighten and prevent them altogether. Consider trying the helpful tips below to get your bikini line right.
Two words, coconut oil, and brown sugar. These two natural ingredients create the perfect exfoliate that is not only effective but cheap to make. I recommend exfoliating before and after shaving. Pre exfoliating aligns the hairs and gets rid of dead skin cells to get a smoother even cut and post exfoliating wipes away any bacteria and skin that can clog otherwise clean pores.
Aloe Vera Gel
To soothe razor bump irritation and lighten spots use a dime sized amount of Aloe Vera gel. Simply use your fingertips and pat the gel gently over the area.
One tried and true way to lighten pesky scars around your bikini line is lemon juice. Just dab fresh lemon juice on the affected area and leave it on overnight before rinsing off in the morning. I guess it’s like the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
In my opinion, the number one solution for razor bumps is to ditch the blade and consider waxing instead. I can honestly say that since switching to waxing, I have been bump free. Although waxing can be expensive, you can always find a coupon on Groupon.