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How do you get rid of bikini bumps?

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Bikini bumps can be soothed with the application of hydrocortisone cream. The ingrown hairs that cause bumps can be unclogged with a daily pore cleanser containing glycolic and salicylic acid.

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The best way to stop bikini bumps is to stop shaving and switch to another hair removal method, such as depilatory creams. When that is not possible, prevention is the next best option. Always use a fresh blade to shave, or toss after five uses. Wet the area before shaving, use a thick shower gel, do not pull the skin when shaving and moisturize afterwards. Regular use of an exfoliating scrub also helps prevent ingrown hairs.

When bikini bumps do appear, soothe them with the application of an over-the-counter hydrocortisone creme. If there are just a few red bumps that are smaller than those typically seen with ingrown hairs, this is probably razor burn. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment over the hydrocortisone to help keep infection at bay. Ingrown hair bumps can be treated with a daily wash with cleanser containing salicylic and glycolic acid. A sterilized needle can also be used to help release ingrown hairs just under the skin before they turn into bumps, as stated by WebMD .

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