How Do You Prevent & Treat Bikini Line Razor Burn?

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Question: How Do You Prevent & Treat Bikini Line Razor Burn?

Answer: It’s common to get this type of irritation in your bikini area because the hair is thicker and the skin is a bit more sensitive in this zone. But you can tackle it.


First, you need to know how to properly shave your bikini line (read steps). Along with avoiding irritation, it helps you get a close, safe shave. Regardless of where you’re taking the razor, our article How to Prevent Razor Burn shares the top tips, techniques and products so you don’t have to deal with seeing red.

Treatment of Bikini Line Razor Burn

Okay, so what do you do if you already have razor burn?
Treat your skin with extra care like you would any minor skin injury.
  • Lay off shaving. If you can stop shaving for at least a few days you will give your skin time to heal. If that’s not possible, shave in the direction of hair growth only, instead of against it.
  • Moisturize and mend. Keep skin hydrated with a fragrance-free moisturizer or aloe-based gel. Don't apply products that may be drying on your bikini line like deodorant soaps. For fast relief try Tend Skin (read review) which can work in as little as 24 hours to fight the burn.
  • Watch your fashion. Avoid tight underwear and pants.
  • Avoid the heat. Stay away from hot baths and showers, whirpools, saunas and tanning beds.
  • Short term abstinence. Go at least 24 hours without sexual activity, as it could aggravate the bikini line razor burn.