If you fall on the shave-it end of the hair-down-there spectrum, you're likely familiar with the annoyances that come from shaving your bikini line—razor burn, ingrown hair, general irritation. To prevent these frustrations, you're going to need to equip yourself with some knowledge and quality products.
It starts with how to shave. You'll want to exfoliate your skin before you pick up the razor since that will get rid of any dead skin and debris while helping to unclog pores. If you don't, the razor could be pushing the dead skin and debris into said pores, which can lead to ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
When it's time to shave, you're going to need to use a lubricant (creams, gels, etc.). Shave in the direction of the way your hair grows, and apply gentle pressure. Be careful not to shave the same spot over and over. And when you're done, don't forget to moisturize.
And of course, you're going to want a high-quality razor that is precise, comfortable on the skin, and durable. You don't want to use an old, dull razor, because it can pull at the skin and cause razor burn or even nicks. We've pulled some options below for a smoother shave.
This electric device features three high-performance, high-speed blades so you can quickly and easily get the job done. It gently glides on the skin and features a LED light so you can see any spots you missed.
Billie's popular razor features five super-sharp blades with aloe moisturizer and a pivoting head that makes it easy to maneuver. The starter kit contains the razor handle, two razor blades, and a magnetic holder.
This weighted razor is inspired by professional barbershop services, so you know you'll get the closest, smoothest shave ever. The set features the razor, a silicone travel cap, and Swedish stainless steel blades.
Featuring blades and ultra-thin foils, this electric shaver delivers a close shave but is gentle on sensitive skin. It also has a built-in pop-up trimmer and five-length bikini comb attachment—so you've got everything you need here to maintain your bikini area if you wanted to.
Schick's device is a multitasker—it's both a razor and bikini trimmer. The razor features five curve-sensing blades with skin guards to smoothly glide on the skin and reduce irritation. And the waterproof trimmer has an adjustable comb with four settings.
Panasonic's shaver and trimmer has a hypoallergenic stainless steel bikini razor blade that's gentle on sensitive skin. It comes with five position settings on the device head so you can have a close trim.
13. Remington WPG4020US Smooth & Silky Body & Bikini Kit
You can use this device on just about every part of your body: bikini area, legs, underarms, even the facial area. The kit comes with a five-position length guide, a two-position eyebrow guide, a rotary shaver head, a cleaning brush, oil, a charger, and a travel pouch.