Whether you want to mow the lawn or remove the sod entirely, the key to successful bikini area grooming is choosing the best tools for the job. Below are some of the most popular options available for personal grooming in the home.
Shaving & Trimming
Shaving the bikini area with a razor is the simplest and fastest way to get the job done, but it’s also probably the least effective way and results are very temporary. Like shaving your legs, you’ll need to re-shave every day or two, which can be especially problematic when dealing with the most delicate skin on your body.
Waxing is another popular do-it-yourself solution for women who don’t have the time or don’t want to incur the expense of monthly trips to the salon. Waxing is great choice for the pubic area because it pulls hair out at roots, so you won’t end up with the daily or semi-daily sharp stubble you’d get from a razor.
There are cool wax and warm wax kits available specially designed for the bikini area which are gentler than wax kits intended for the legs, arms or eyebrows. Results can last for up to a month before it’s time to wax again, which is another plus.
If you’re new to bikini waxing, you won’t want to start with a full Brazilian wax, which leaves you bare from stem to stern, so to speak. Seek out a professional for a Brazilian wax, at least until you’re more comfortable with the procedure.
Depilatories (Cream Removers)
Depilatories are creams that you apply to your skin to dissolve hair, root and all. Because by definition these creams contain chemicals strong enough to destroy hair on contact, you must be absolutely certain that you use them carefully. They’re effective and generally safe to use as long as you only apply them to areas which would not be covered by your underwear or bikini bottom. Just make sure they don’t smear or spread. Never apply depilatories to your genital area, as you will almost definitely end up with a rash, or worse.
Epilators are hand-held electric or battery-operated devices that capture and pull hairs out by the root. Epilators have been gaining in popularity as a bikini grooming tool because they combine all the conveniences of an electric shaver with the superior and longer-lasting results of waxing or depilatories without the risk of painful wax or chemical burns.
To use an epilator, your hair must be first be shorn close to the skin, but still be long enough for the epilator to catch hold of each hair. A quarter inch is a good rule of thumb. Like waxing, results can last for up to a month. Obviously, if you’re only looking to shape or trim, than an epilator wouldn’t be the choice for you.
Whichever method you choose for your bikini line hair removal, follow up your grooming session with some pampering for your tender skin. A moisturizing cream or cooling gel containing aloe vera will work wonders to help soothe your skin.
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