How to Get a Smooth Bikini Shave

Even the thought of shaving your bikini line might cause you to feel the discomfort of dry, inflamed skin, ingrown hairs and painful bumps and rashes. However, there is no reason you can't get a smooth, pain-free bikini area shave.

Shave in the shower, and save it for the end of your shower. The steam softens both your skin and hair.

Exfoliate your bikini area using a gentle exfoliating scrub. This removes dead skin cells and helps to prevent ingrown hairs.

Apply a thin coating of shaving gel. This allows your razor to glide easily over your skin, slicing through the hair rather than pulling it out.

Stand with legs spread, or even with one leg raised onto a secure surface. Shave in the direction of hair growth using a clean and sharp razor.

Shave over each area as few times as possible using long, smooth strokes. Use your non-shaving hand to pull your skin taught.

Thoroughly wash and rinse your bikini area with warm water after you shave it. Pat dry and apply a toner with witch hazel or rosemary to prevent red bumps.

Moisturize with diaper-rash cream or cortisone cream and unscented lotion.


Try a clear shaving gel to help you see what you are doing and avoid painful razor nicks. Triple and quadruple blade razors provide a close shave with minimal repetitive strokes. If you still experience painful, red bumps, try applying an antibiotic cream. Rinse your razor regularly as you shave to remove hair build-up.


Do not try to shave your bikini area daily. The skin is very sensitive, so it needs a few days between shaves.

Things You'll Need

  • Exfoliating scrub
  • Shaving gel
  • Clean, sharp razor
  • Mild soap
  • Diaper-rash or cortisone cream
  • Unscented lotion
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