In the Season 5 opener of Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, beauty queen Miss Kenya Moore scolds a beauty wannabe for not grooming [her bikini area] herself better at a modeling audition. Thankfully those of us who live in the real world know better than to let our private areas run amuck.
On a personal note, I’ve gone down the Brazilian hair removal route and when I think back on my experience, I couldn’t even release a proper scream with each pull for fear of disturbing the client in the next room! Is it any wonder that I’m still traumatized and am a shaver to this day?
Should you decide to whack it all off via a laser hair removal treatment or are you’re strong enough to brave the ripping of hairs away from the root in your most private region by way of a Brazilian waxing then more power to you.
Use the products below prepping and maintaining your bikini area before your next service and between visits:
Forty-five minutes before a bikini area waxing or laser hair removal service use Dr. Edna’s BareEase Prep Kit ($18, shop.bareease.com). It comes in two latex panty sizes – small/medium & medium/large and a 4% lidocaine pain-relieving cream that numbs your skin.
After your service, use the handy portable Bikini Zone Medicated After Shave Spray ($7.99, drugstores nationwide) made with the topical analgesic Pramoxine HCL. Great for those of you who shave or wax because it temporarily stops pain, itching and irritation.
To keep up your newly-coiffed bikini area fuzz-free & looking good between visits, try bliss Trim & Bare It ($64, sephora.com)- a personal grooming system that includes a trimmer and four function-specific attachments (bikini trimmer, micro shaver, precision trimmer & facial trimmer). Don’t worry about hair bumps because this kit also includes an ingrown elimination pad.
Hue Knew It? I did.