How to Shave Your Bikini Line — 12 of the best shaving tips!
- Find the best women’s razor for your skin
- Fresh razor heads work best
- Don’t forget the pre-shave prep
- Match shaving cream/gel to your skin type
- Shave in one direction
- Rinse your razor between strokes
- Close those pores!
- Use tea tree if needed
- Moisturise for baby-smooth skin
- Don’t forget sun protection!
- Clean and dry your women’s razor
- Choose a sustainable shaver
If you’re someone who chooses to shave, then you’ll appreciate the feeling of silky smooth skin and a stubble-free bikini line.
The Bachelor’s Abbie Chatfield talked about it recently on social — but we know she isn’t alone in experiencing shaving bumps down there…
The reality for the reality TV star — and everyone, really — is that shaving your bikini line can cause natural irritation.
No matter how fine, curly or coarse your pubic hair can be, irritation is pretty normal. But the good news is, if you’re wondering how to shave your bikini line smoothly and safely, we’ve curated 12 of the best shaving tips:
1. Find the best women’s razor for your skin
Choosing a women’s razor designed to suit sensitive areas is the first step in making sure your bikini line is left touchably smooth and rash-free.
While many women previously settled for cheap disposable razors or using men’s blades, thankfully this is no longer the case!
There are more female shave options available, including Make My Shave — a new Aussie shave label that brings a little glamour to female body care. This female-focused brand is raising the bar when it comes to a 5-star razor designed for women’s bodies — including the bikini line!
2. Fresh razor heads work best
Quality blades make a huge difference in the quest for a baby-smooth bikini line.
5-blades give a close shave around your precious parts while a lubrication cushion can reduce the risk of nasty nicks and annoying irritation.
Because a dull blade tugs delicate skin and can cause inflammation around hair follicles — increasing the risk of razor bumps — it's best to ensure you always have fresh blades on hand.
One of the best shaving tips is to join a women’s razor subscription. Becoming part of a female shave club like Make My Shave means fresh, recyclable razor heads get delivered to your door on demand.
3. Don’t forget the pre-shave prep!
When it comes to how to shave your bikini line in a way that’s gentle, smooth and safe, moist skin plays an essential role.
When shaving in the shower or bathtub — or anywhere else! — make sure to wet your bikini area with warm water before getting started.
Softening the outer layer of skin makes hair removal easier, with less drag and less chance of uncomfortable razor burn.
Exfoliating lightly with a body scrub, washcloth or eco-friendly loofah is one of the best shave tips ever!
Exfoliation teases out ingrown hairs and lets the blades reach your skin for an up-close, personal shave.
4. Match shaving cream/gel to your skin type
With a Make My Shave Superlube razor head, shaving creams, oils and gels aren’t usually necessary. But, when it comes to shaving your bikini area, extra slickness can be helpful, especially if you have sensitive skin or if it’s your first time shaving down there.
Look out for eco-friendly and natural shave creams, sustainable shave bars, and products specially designed for pubic hair. Fragrance-free shave options are also good for reducing irritation.
Make sure you allow time for the soap cream or gel to soak in and soften your skin before shaving your bikini line.
5. Shave in one direction
To help prevent annoying ingrown hairs, avoid shaving in different directions.
Without adding too much pressure, downward blade strokes work best.
Avoid re-shaving over delicate areas.
With the right prep and care (and the right female razor!), your pubic area will experience less trauma and a more enjoyable shave.
6. Rinse your razor between strokes
In between each stroke, rinse your razor to prevent clogged blades. Removing debris and hair build-up means a sharper, closer shave.
7. Close those pores!
After shaving, rinse away leftover shaving foam or gel.
Running cool water over the area will close the pores and prevent bacteria and dirt from getting under the skin.
To prevent irritation and reduce friction, one sneaky tip is to hold a damp cold compress on the delicate area.
8. Use tea tree if needed
No matter how careful you may be, small nicks can still happen.
Using a natural tea tree antiseptic spray or lotion can help relieve any stings and minimise the risk of infection.
9. Moisturise for baby-smooth skin
Moisturising after shaving is a shave-care must!
Stick to unscented, alcohol-free moisturisers. Aloe vera, jojoba oil and vitamin E are great skin hydration that will leave your bikini area feeling as good as it looks.
10. Don’t forget sun protection
While it may be winter in Australia, it doesn’t mean you can forget to lather up on the SPF, especially if you’re heading to a warmer climate for a well-deserved beach break.
Remember that freshly shaved skin is sensitive to sunburn and needs protection. Plan to shave 24 hours prior to sun exposure for safest results.
11. Clean and dry your women’s razor
Rinsing the razor thoroughly with hot water after each shave will help protect the blades and prolong the life of your razor.
The open-back design of a Make My Shave women’s razor head makes it super easy to clean. Their stainless steel razor holder is also a great way to keep your shaver (and Superlube head) out of water when not in use.
12. Choose a sustainable shaver
Because shaving shouldn’t cost the earth, we recommend choosing a sustainable shaver that’s friendly to your skin, purse and the planet!
While safety razors are a great eco-friendly option, because of the exposed blade, you may not feel comfortable using this style of shaver on your bikini line and pubic area.
Thankfully, Make My Shave provides a more sustainable alternative to plastic razors and a more convenient alternative to safety razors.
Make My Shave’s 5-blade flexi-head and ergonomic razor handle also make it easier to shave those hard-to-reach places.
And because the Aussie label is committed to sustainable shaving, Make My Shave is Australia's ONLY women's razor subscription to grow homes for Aussie wildlife, provide free carbon offset delivery, offer fully sustainable packaging, and provide a prepaid compostable mailer so that you can return used razor heads for recycling — FREE of charge.
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