6 Simple Steps to Getting a Smooth Bikini Line

by Jen Murphy July 30, 2018

6 Simple Steps to Getting a Smooth Bikini Line

Every woman dreams of achieving perfectly smooth and evenly-toned skin. But obtaining soft silky skin in the bikini area can require a whole new level of care. When left wondering how to get rid of razor bumps on your bikini line you should follow these six simple, but life-changing steps.


  • Start with the Right Razor

  • Setting-out to get the perfect shave should always begin with picking out a razor that fits the job. A razor with multiple blades is a start in the right direction.


    Multi-blade razors often provide a closer shave and prevent the need to repeatedly shave the same area in one shave session. If you’re using a razor you have previously shaved with, be sure to clean it carefully before use.


    Cleaning a razor is easy:


    1. Sanitize the blades with rubbing alcohol
    2. Rinse the razor thoroughly with warm water
    3. Pat dry and allow the razor and blades to dry completely

    Don’t make the mistake of reusing a disposable razor with dull abrasive blades. Disposable razors are fine for shaving the bikini line but are typically meant for single use only.  


  • Pretreat Bikini Area in Warm Water

  • Taking special care to pre-treat your skin may be one of the most effective ways to prevent razor burn on bikini line shaving jobs. Soaking in a warm bath is a great preventative measure that anyone can take before shaving.


    Draw a warm bath with water that covers the inner-thighs. A warm relaxing soak can do a lot to soften and prepare the skin for a close shave. Consider using a soaking salt to de-stress your mind and fully enjoy this relaxing pretreatment.

    Aveda Stress Salts
  • Exfoliation is Your New Best Friend

  • One of the lesser known basics for avoiding nasty ingrown hairs in the bikini zone is the simple practice of exfoliation. An exfoliating bath scrub can do wonders for skin, including the delicate skin on the inner thighs and bikini area.


    Benefits of exfoliation include:


    • Removal of dry, dead skin
    • Clearing oil from clogged pores
    • Refreshing and renewing skin to appear more healthy and bright

    Apply an exfoliating scrub to a loofah or soft wash cloth and gently scrub the skin in a circular motion. Rough abrasive scrubbing may irritate the skin, so take care to make all movements light. Rinse with water and pat the skin dry before moving on to the next step.


  • Apply a Gentle Shaving Cream

  • In the rush of getting shaving over with, you may be tempted to skip shaving cream all together. This important step should not be discounted as unnecessary.


    The skin around the swimsuit line is known for being sensitive and fragile. Shaving cream creates a protective layer between the skin and razor blade that is essential for preventing painful and unattractive razor burn.


    Look for a gentle shaving cream designed for sensitive skin. This will prevent red bumpiness and irritation after shaving.


  • Prevent Abrasion with Directional Shaving

  • Skin abrasion can be a big concern for anyone shaving around the bikini line. A simple but effective way to prevent skin irritation is directional shaving.


    Directional shaving is the practice of moving the razor in one pass in the direction the hair is growing. Shaving in the opposite direction that the hair grows increases the risk of:


    • Skin irritation
    • Nicks
    • Ingrown hairs

    When the skin is cut or rubbed too harshly in the shaving process, bacteria is more likely to get under the skin. This can lead to the redness, bumpiness, and other irritation you are trying to avoid.


  • Immediately Soothe Irritated Skin

  • Even with very careful preparation and good shaving practices, irritation can occur for those with very sensitive skin. Treating skin directly following a shave offers a calming and soothing effect which can yield the best results.


    Once the shave is complete, fully rinse the skin of shaving cream with warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel and apply a post-shave skin care like PFB Vanish + Chromabright for sensitive skin.

    Vanish PFB

    PFB Vanish + Chromabright is a unique after shave product women use in the bikini area. It is formulated with skin brighteners and lighteners to prevent skin darkening. Bumps and ingrown hairs are reduced with this soothing roll-on gel.


    Prevention and Product Selection


    Say goodbye to razor bumps, rash and ingrown hairs around the bikini line using the right products and practices.  A combination of preventative efforts and premium products is a recipe for success.


    With access to an array of high quality shaving and skin care products for both men and women, LaLa Daisy takes the stress out of getting a smooth bikini line. We hand-select products directly from the manufacturer to help you prevent irritation and treat your skin for shaving.





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