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Battle Bikini Bumps

 
When I shave, I get bumps by my bikini line and they look gross. How do I get rid of them?
 
Those zit-looking things are ingrown hairs that get trapped below the skin’s surface, resulting in irritation and swelling, just like a blemish.
 
They can happen anywhere, but the sensitive bikini area is especially susceptible. Dr. Vivian Bucay, a dermatologist in San Antonio, TX, recommends an “application of a ½ or 1 percent over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day to minimize skin irritation and bumps after shaving.”
 
Ingrowns still makin’ ya crazy? The GL staff swears by Tend Skin ($16, drugstore.com), a liquid you dab on ingrowns. It’s magic.

BY GL ON 7/24/2010 10:18:00 AM

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