Beauty How-To: Remove Bikini Hair

Removing bikini hair is a tough task that can end in a lot of pain, little red bumps, or unwanted stubble. With just a few steps, you can be silky smooth and ready to show off even the smallest string bikini. Learn how to remove bikini hair easily, after the jump!

Prepare your skin:
Wash yourself with an antibacterial soap and soft loofah sponge. This helps to clear away any bacteria that may be waiting at the surface, ready to invade your pores.

Dry the skin thoroughly:
Pat dry with a clean towel. Rubbing can cause redness and irritation.

Apply the wax or shaving cream:
No matter what method you are choosing to use, apply according to product instructions. With a wax, use one that is made for your bikini area; if shaving, use a cream or lather marketed toward sensitive skin.

Go in the direction of hair growth:
The instructions on wax should tell you exactly how to remove hair from your bikini area. If you’re shaving, follow the same concept (using a new razor every time), only going in the direction that your hair naturally grows, helping to avoid the instances of ingrown hairs and unsightly bumps

Wash the area again:
Use an antibacterial soap to wash the area again and rid the surface of any residual wax or bacteria. This will keep your pores from getting clogged.

Use an after-shave or wax lotion:
First pat dry the area thoroughly once more. Then choose one of the products that are specifically meant to reduce redness, inflammation and bumps.

Don’t give up:
You may still experience some redness or irritation. The more you remove hair, whichever method you use, it will become less painful and less irritating.