1. Get rid of bacteria
The very best way to avoid red razor bumps is through prevention. And the best way to prevent those annoying bumps is to attack the bacteria.
When you shave, your pores and hair follicles open up, making them susceptible to bacteria. Quite simply, it's bacteria that causes ingrown hairs and red, inflamed razor bumps.
Therefore, the key to avoiding red bumps is to use antibacterial products that effectively counteract bacteria on the skin before, during and after shaving.
At Australian Bodycare, we have put together a complete set of products that, like all our other products, contain Tea Tree Oil, which has powerful anti-bacterial properties.
The pack contains one intim wash, one intim shave gel and one intim balm, so you can start effectively protecting your skin both before and after shaving, where skin is particularly sensitive.
2. Shave with the hairs
With an intimate shave, many people want a close and smooth shave. That's why they shave both in the direction of the hair and against the direction of the hair. But always remember to shave WITH the direction of the hair and NEVER against the direction of the hair. If you scrape against the hairs, you'll tear the skin too much, resulting in an uneven intimate shave. Hold your skin lightly when scraping, but not so much that you pull the skin.
When scraping, it's also important to use a good product that makes shaving easier. Here you can use intimate shave gel from Australian Bodycare. The gel works in conjunction with the blade, while also fending off bacteria so they can develop into red bumps. The razor blade causes your hair follicles to open, so it's important to protect yourself from bacteria during intimate shaving too.
If you don't think the shave is close enough, rinse off the gel with water, apply a new layer and repeat the procedure.
3. Avoid tight jeans and underwear
It's also important to be gentle with your skin after intimate shaving. Here, your skin is even more sensitive than it already is in this delicate area. That's why you need to make sure you give your skin the right care. For example, use intim balm from Australian Bodycare. After shave moisturises and nourishes the skin, and with Tasmanian pepper on the formula's list of natural ingredients, you can soothe and calm irritated skin. The skin is strengthened, leaving it healthy and strong.
Additionally, it's a good idea to avoid tight trousers and underwear after your intimate shave. The skin doesn't benefit from being enclosed in tight-fitting synthetic fabrics, so the best thing you can do to maintain a good shave is to wear loose-fitting cotton underwear that allows the delicate area to breathe.
4. If the damage is done
Have you forgotten to protect your skin from bacterial attack and are now left with red razor bumps? Once the damage is done, your skin needs time to heal. That's why you shouldn't shave on top of the red bumps. If you do, the infection from the bumps will spread to your skin and you'll get even more. That's why you should wait until your skin has healed before shaving.
In the meantime, you can speed up the process by moisturising your skin with Australian Bodycare intim balm, which you can use to prevent red bumps the next time you shave. The cleaner you keep your skin, the better conditions it has to heal quickly.
How to avoid razor bumps, ingrown hairs and red bumps with the right products:
- Wash the area with Intim Wash to remove bacteria.
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Apply Intim Shave Gel, wait one minute and shave in the direction of the hair.
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Apply Intim Balm to the area after shaving.
About the products:
Intim Wash – 200 ml
Before shave uses natural Tea Tree Oil to provide effective protection against redness, redness, ingrown hairs and other skin problems after intimate shaving. The antibacterial effect of Tea Tree Oil counteracts the bacteria that cause red bumps after intimate shaving.
Intim Shave Gel – 100 ml
Shave gel contains antibacterial Tea Tree Oil that fights bacteria and keeps skin healthy and clean after shaving. Shave gel is a completely transparent shaving gel. This gives you a better overview of where you shave. This means you have a better chance of avoiding painful mishaps during intimate shaving.
Intim Balm – 100 ml
After shave reduces the risk of razor bumps, ingrown hairs and redness associated with intimate shaving. The balm contains natural actives such as allantoin, Tasmanian pepper and antibacterial Tea Tree Oil to effectively prevent discomfort after intimate shaving.
Australian Bodycare products are dermatologically tested, so we can assure you that our products are skin-friendly - even for people with sensitive skin.