Have you ever shaved your pubic hair and found yourself dealing with the agony of painful looking bumps along your bikini line? They are usually quite painful and annoying, and look like pimples. They’re also known as razor bumps! And not just shaving, but waxing and various hair removal methods can also result in red bumps. In fact, sometimes they leave behind dark scars or spots, and that can really make a person feel insecure.
While shaving is the most convenient way to remove pubic hair, it is not for everyone and that’s why some people get razor bumps after shaving.
Apart from the vaginal area, shaving can cause bumps on any other part of your body including legs, hands, back, chest, armpits, or face too. Sometimes, improper shaving techniques can be responsible for bumps or ingrown hair.
In a recent Instagram video, millennial doctor and influencer Tanaya Narendra aka Dr Cuterus has addressed this problem.
Bumps after shaving are caused by ingrown hair. So normally what happens is when your hair grows after shaving, it grows out of the skin straight out, but sometimes it can curl up on itself and get trapped under your skin and cause a painful looking bump.
Check out her post here:
Dr Narendra says there are a couple of really simple things you can do to prevent them from happening.
Try not to remove your pubic hair and if you really want to remove your pubic hair, try to trim instead of shaving. If you really do want to shave though, do not shave against the direction of the hair growth.
This will not only give you the cleanest shave but it will prevent you from getting these bumps.
Make sure your skin is wet and warm when you shave and that’s it. This is prevented.