Today’s topic is a bit personal. Not personal for me because I couldn’t care less about invasions of privacy, especially since this invasion is instigated by myself… Tips and tricks for the war against a bumpy bikini zone. Keeping trimmed during bathing suit season can be tough. Especially when you are spending weekends in bathing suit clad lands like the beach. So, back in the day those hairs served a purpose. They were to protect your lady area. Nowadays, we aren’t running around like barbarians so we can protect ourselves, proving the little hairs useless. Just like anything else, since we don’t need them any more women started to get rid of them. Little by little, over decade and decade, those hairs are barely there anymore, and not there at all for many.
The bikini zone is a nightmare. The roots are deep and frankly those hair soldiers don’t want to go, and when you make them sometimes they fight back with little red bumps.
#1 Trick – Pick a hair removal strategy and stick to it.
I prefer to wax because as we learned here, I am lazy as F$@#. Waxing requires less maintenance than shaving for me. I go once every 6 to 8 weeks and call it a day. But, it is annoying always going to the salon and it can get pretty pricey so I get why people shave. From what I understand, one isn’t necessarily better than the other, but you need to stick to one. You can’t wax and then shave or vice versa shave and then wax. It seriously doesn’t work that way. Mixing up hair removal strategies almost always creates those little red bumps.
#2 Trick – Sugar Scrub
I used to get a lot of ingrown hairs with little red bumps and not only did it suck but it also really bothered me. My technician at Bliss Spa suggested using a sugar scrub a couple times a week and I have to admit I am really happy with the difference it is making. Basically, this is what she told me: After years of waxing those deep roots become weaker and weaker until eventually they can’t produce little hairs that are strong enough to fight the skin anymore. Because they suck, those hairs give up, never break the skin and become ingrown hairs. The sugar scrub takes off the top layer holding them back, allowing them to fight through (only to be waxed off again, haha we still win.)
#3 Trick – Ingrown Eliminating Pads
Bliss used to have this lotion based product called ‘Get Out of Hair.’ So clever with the names, huh? But anyways, I loved it, therefore they discontinued it. Don’t even get me started on the trials and tribulations of a product you love being discontinued… As I was complaining at the Bliss Spa they suggested I try the Ingrown Eliminating Pads. Honestly, I don’t love it as much as I loved the lotion-based product, but it gets the job done. I have also tried Tendskin and a couple others. I do like the Bliss one better. The Tendskin usually dries my skin out too much and never gets rid of the bumps. However, I have a lot of friends who swear by that product so… take it or leave it, but you should probably invest in something to help keep the area under control.
#4 Trick – Moisturize
If you guys are like me, this isn’t a number one spot on my body to moisturize regularly. Especially when I am in a hurry. But, in reality every other inch of your body with the exception of the bottoms of your feet get pampered with moisturizer pretty often. Sharing the love works. Don’t forget to moisturize.
Please note: I have been instructed by the Bliss wax specialist to never do any of these tricks immediately following a wax. Give it a couple days before you start in on all this. The only thing she suggests one apply to the area following a wax is some neosporin. It usually helps with any swelling or puffiness from the wax (I mean the hairs were just brutally ripped out to their deaths) and it also helps heal any nicks or battle wounds. But also, and seriously, I am not a doctor so if you have real concerns check with the doctor first.