Unsightly red shaving bumps often occur in the bikini area. This happens because there are lots of oil glands there that are attached to nerve endings, which are easily irritated. To avoid shaving bumps, try dissolving two aspirins (aspirin acts as an anti-inflammatory) and a drop of glycerin in ¼ cup distilled water in a small, clean bottle; apply the mixture after removing hair. Using an antiseptic cream to calm the skin after shaving also can be helpful.
Reviewed: July 27, 2001