We are about a week away from the official start of summer! It’s a time of year that most Canadians very much look forward to. Trips to the pool or a local beach – depending on where you live – is commonplace when the warm and sunny weather hits. And, as a result, getting our bikini lines in order is also a popular getting-ready-for-summertime practice. The only problem with bikini line maintenance is that it can be tricky. And that’s putting it mildly!
As many Canadian women are well aware, shaving can produce the smooth results needed to wear bikinis without any concern for exposing pubic hair. As it has become more popular over the years, a bikini line free of hair is generally the desirable look. Then again, “desirable” isn’t usually the word people use to describe rashes, razor burn and ingrown hairs. However, these are often the results of shaving.
How many women are shaving their bikini lines?
“A study by the University of Texas found that 77 percent of women shave their bikini line, as opposed to trimming it with scissors or using hair-removal cream,” informs Jenn Sinrich of Women’s Health Magazine, “But bumps, redness, and irritation are almost always part of the package.” Sinrich goes on to provide a 7-step process for women to safely shave their bikini areas.
The 7-step process, however, is quite taxing – described as both time-consuming and expensive. It involves investing in high-quality razors, shaving creams and moisturizers. As well, it involves holding a cold compress to the shaved area for approximately ten minutes post-shave. It also involves thoroughly cleaning razors and replacing them when necessary. The objective is to minimize redness, razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
How can you minimize skin irritations after shaving?
“After every shave, make sure to sanitize your blades with rubbing alcohol and warm or hot water. If your razor looks rusty and you’ve been using it for a while, toss it out,” advises Sinrich, “This is to avoid the overgrowth of bacteria that’s been exposed to the blades while they sit idly in your shower. So cut your losses (and avoid those red bumps) by refreshing your stock of razor blades and storing them in a clean, dry place, like your medicine cabinet.”
Cosmopolitan offers similar advice, pointing out that shaving the bikini line requires sharp and clean razors and transparent shaving gel. The publication also recommends using a toner post-shave in order to prevent razor rash. But the magazine also reveals that laser hair removal is becoming a more popular choice for everyone. It’s a choice that can help to eliminate all of the above-mentioned skin irritations that are commonplace with shaving.
What makes laser hair removal a more effective solution?
“It used to be that unless you had fair skin and dark hair, you risked scarring and pigmentation problems or, at the very least, poor results from laser hair removal,” reads their website, “But lasers like YAG and EpiLight work better on a broader range of complexions and hair hues… Plus, just one or two treatments can yield impressive results.”
At the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre, we offer a hair removal solution that has a long history of providing safe, effective and long-lasting results. Our laser hair removal treatments utilize the LightSheer™ Hair Laser – a revolutionary treatment in the management of unwanted hair. For more information, please don’t hesitate to call the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre at 403-358-5818 or email email@example.com.