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Summer is around the corner, which means so are beach trips and pool days. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be living in a bathing suit. I have struggled a lot in the past with razor burn along my bikini line, and it is uncomfortable and can bring down my confidence. Here are some of the tips and tricks I have learned over the past few years to reduce razor burn for a more clean shave! 

The first thing I suggest is to use a men’s razor with four or five blades. Sometimes these can be a little pricey, but they last a long time, and they work way better. The next thing I think makes a huge difference is using an exfoliator. This makes the skin and hair softer and easier to work with. I use unscented Dove soap or baby oil, and I make sure to moisturize the area afterward. Applying some witch-hazel with a cotton pad will reduce redness too. 

Another consideration for this insecurity of mine and others is waxing. I know this can be expensive (and scary), but it is really worth it for longer-lasting hair removal. I like how it eliminates ingrown hairs and razor burn is not even a thing. Last year I got a bikini wax at the beginning of summer and didn’t have to worry about it for almost three weeks. I can’t afford to do this often, but it is definitely a luxury I would consider if hair removal is annoying and uncomfortable for you like it is for me.

Of course, shaving is a preference. This is just what I do in the summer months to make wearing a bathing suit more comfortable for me. Hopefully, these tips will help you if you struggle with this too!

Grace Davis

C of C '23

Hi, I'm Grace! I'm from Florida but am so happy to have left to come to Charleston! I am a sophomore at CofC, and majoring in communications and women and gender studies. I love to go to the beach, paint, and go for coffee.
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