Whether you’re vibing the ‘bush is back’ movement or you’re more of a ‘skin-is-in’ kinda gal, if you want your bikini line to be as soft, smooth and bump-free as possible, then you know it takes some work. If you’re a fan of the less is more style, there are tons of products to help you on your quest to the smoothest bikini line ever. From pads to prevent ingrown hairs to creams that’ll soften your skin, here are five products we’re loving right now:
If you’re shaving or waxing anywhere, these pads are a must-have! We love how easy to use these are and they’re perfect for when you’re on the go – we like to stash them in our gym bag. The formula also packs a serious punch – it contains AHAs and BHAs, glycolic acid and salicylic acid, that’ll cleanse and exfoliate the pore to remove any sebum or dead skin build up, which allows the new hair to grow without irritation. The formula also boasts oat extract to soothe, witch hazel to reduce oil production, and lavender oil to calm. They’re also free of any nasties and are fragrance-free so you don’t need to worry about irritation but remember, these are just for the bikini line, don’t use them on your vulva.
2. DeoDoc Intimate Calming Oil, $32
A calming oil is always a good idea; whether you have a full bush or barely-there-hair, and this will soften and hydrate your skin. This intimate oil is designed to protect the delicate skin regardless of the situation down there – during your period, an intense workout, or your super skinny jeans. The formula is a combination of so many amazing natural ingredients like chamomile, shea butter, and sunflower oil. It absorbs really easily into the skin and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. The oil comes from a range of feminine hygiene products that were developed by a gynecologist; it’s pH-balanced and hypoallergenic, plus it will leave your skin so smooth.
If you’re constantly reaching for your razor to keep your bikini line hair-free, then you should consider getting The Perfect V Gentle Exfoliator. It’s designed to exfoliate the skin, as well as hydrate and soften to soothe razor bumps and prevent ingrown hairs. The formula features skin-healing ingredients like shea cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E to replenish the skin, as well as exfoliating AHAs and salicylic acid to slough away dead skin that blocks the pore and causes ingrown hairs to form. We use it once or twice a week in between waxes to keep our bikini line soft and smooth.
This dm-approved lotion is free from any harsh ingredients, so it won’t aggravate your bikini line. This lightweight lotion is ideal as it’s oil-free, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores and is safe to use for all skin types. Plus, it features mega-hydrator hyaluronic acid that helps the skin retain moisture. Although, make sure you don’t use it anywhere intimate or on your vulva, only on the bikini line.
Razor bumps and ingrown hairs are super common so don’t stress if you see one (or two) crop up around your bikini line. With that said, if you do want to get rid of them, this cream is really effective. The cream was formulated specifically for ingrown hairs; it boasts salicylic acid to exfoliate and decongest your pores so that the hair doesn’t get trapped. It also contains arnica and allantoin to soothe and reduce any inflammation or existing bumps in the skin. Apply it post-wax or post-shave onto clean skin. Also, as it wasn’t created specifically for the vjj, make sure you don’t get it on any sensitive areas.
Let us know if you’ve used any of these products in the comments below.