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maegdaeien
05-13-2007, 01:14 PM
Man, all this is starting to make me miss winter, when I could just cover up in jeans and a sweater and not worry about razors!

Does anyone else have the problem with shaving where you get little red bumps-- occasionally on armpits, but they're usually around the bikini line? They're really annoying and kind of gross, but I'm not sure how to avoid them. I guess storing your razor outside of the shower helps, but it's still a problem. Has anyone tried that Nair bikini cream? Does anyone have any tips? :?:


mascara
05-13-2007, 02:02 PM
ooooooooh i wanna know too, those bumps just make it look like you haven't shaved at all for a few days its really really annoying

harrypotterybarn
05-13-2007, 02:38 PM
Check out the men's shaving section at the drugstore. You should find some bump-stopping aftershaves, usually marketed to men who shave their heads. You'll smell a little masculine for a bit, but it's worth it, the bumps stop!!


RoyalAthena
05-13-2007, 05:26 PM
Hey Maegdaeien!

Bikini Zone sells a product (medicated creme) that is suppose to do away with those bumps, redness, and itching. I saw the product in Rite Aid but I am sure they sell it at other drug stores.

Sally Hansen who is known for their waxing products also sells a no bump product. It comes as a medicated pad. It is suppose to give the same results as the Bikini Zone. I'm sure the Sally Hansen will be easy to find since it is sold every where....

Hope this helps!!

lilybelle
05-13-2007, 06:52 PM
I have found that if I use the ladies razors, that I will have those same bumps. If I use DH's triple blade (more expensive) razors then I do not have bumps at all.

La Boheme
05-13-2007, 07:44 PM
Gold Bond Medicated Powder works to clear it up fast..

freiamaya
05-13-2007, 08:33 PM
Here's a link re: razor bumps. It tells you WAY more than I think ANYONE ever wanted to know about the subject...
http://www.bchealthguide.org/kbase/topic/special/te7545spec/sec1.htm
I know, it's geared towards guys, since they apparently get them more than women, so just substitute the word "beard" with "bumpy furry legs and pits"...

Sassy_Chick
05-13-2007, 08:34 PM
What about that new VEET, anybody tried that?

TinaMarie123
05-13-2007, 09:43 PM
I wax the bikini area, no bumps! I use Gigis brazillion wax, they even have a numbing spray and it is only 17.95 for the whole kit at Sally Beauty.

HeatherAngel
05-14-2007, 11:36 AM
I wax, too, but I have it done for me - not brave enough to do it myself! Exfoliation is the key, for me - a good scrub in every shower without moisturizer - apparently (according to my waxer) moisturizer, which we want to put on the bumps, makes them worse!

When I did shave, I was a BIG FAN of Bikini Zone.

lizziness
05-14-2007, 12:27 PM
i agree with lily, the men's razors just work so much better. been using the mach3 forever and no complaints.

i do have these weird red dots all over my legs and also on my arms. i never could figure out why, since they are on my arms it's not related to shaving... but they look kinda the same. i hate them and the only thing that does anything is to get a good tan.

lovinlifex2
05-14-2007, 03:14 PM
I used to have this problem too and then a friend of mine introduced me to this wonderful shaving lotion called ... Coochie Cream.. :) Yep, that's the real name of it. You can buy it online or I get mine from a nearby adult shop. It's for shaving one's face, legs, etc... You can also use it as conditioner. I have the smoothest legs using that stuff than I have ever had in the past. It is all that my boyfriend uses to shave his face with now too. Hope this help.

Holdensmom
05-14-2007, 03:20 PM
i agree with lily, the men's razors just work so much better. been using the mach3 forever and no complaints.

i do have these weird red dots all over my legs and also on my arms. i never could figure out why, since they are on my arms it's not related to shaving... but they look kinda the same. i hate them and the only thing that does anything is to get a good tan.

I have those same little red dots! I've had them since I was a kid and I always wondered what they are. I was hoping if I lost a bunch of weight they would go away. I've been thinking about putting a retinoid cream on them, but I don't know if it would help...

4myloves
05-14-2007, 05:38 PM
Another one with dots here! :(

Ophelia924
05-14-2007, 10:40 PM
This is what I use to remove all unwanted hair...yes even the hair down there! I raved about it so much that now even my mother uses it.

http://www.softsheen-carson.com/?p=141&category=24

I wanted to add that I buy it at the Dollar General or WalMart so it is easy to find.

harrypotterybarn
05-15-2007, 02:14 AM
I used to have this problem too and then a friend of mine introduced me to this wonderful shaving lotion called ... Coochie Cream.. :) Yep, that's the real name of it. You can buy it online or I get mine from a nearby adult shop. It's for shaving one's face, legs, etc... You can also use it as conditioner. I have the smoothest legs using that stuff than I have ever had in the past. It is all that my boyfriend uses to shave his face with now too. Hope this help.

Ooooo! I forgot about that stuff! That seriously works wonders.

Have to go hit the local naughty shop and get me some :)

lizziness
05-15-2007, 11:31 AM
hehehe. coochie cream. that makes me laugh. :)

as for dots - i've had them since i was a child too. nothing has ever worked, i used to be so embarrassed. Had them skinny and fat. But now that I AM fat - I've got more things to worry about when I wear shorts then dots on my legs... like the dimples on my thighs! *LOL* I mean, I finally gave up on getting rid of the dots.

kornard
05-15-2007, 12:17 PM
It is so funny that you mentioned the coochie cream, I went to a bachelorette party on friday night where we were taught how to pole and lap dance, the lady teaching the class showed us her carry bag and stated that every dancer has this cream in their bag and she raved how good this stuff was, to prove it she showed us her bikini line and of course her legs were visible, but they looked as smooth as a baby bottom, I am sold as soon as I get off work I am going to go and get me some. I will tell you guys how it works afterwards.

Lafayette
05-15-2007, 02:49 PM
Coochie Cream didn't help me but I have super sensitive skin that probably shouldn't see sunlight anyway! At least we Irish got the whiskey... ;)

My most-recent Lucky magazine advertised a new lotion for the red dots on your arms though. Apparently is has something to do with severe skin irritation and dry skin. I'll post the product for you tonight.

Ilene
05-15-2007, 03:03 PM
I have those same little red dots! I've had them since I was a kid and I always wondered what they are. I was hoping if I lost a bunch of weight they would go away. I've been thinking about putting a retinoid cream on them, but I don't know if it would help...
My DD and DS have those bumps on their arms, I used to have them when I was young. I can't remember the name of the rash, but the doc did tell me once when I took the kids to see him about them. It's basically caused by dry skin and the pores being clogged. He recommened exfoliation and Eucerin extremely dry skin treatment cream. If they do it regularly it works, but being teenagers they don't :shrug: ... My rash is gone now and the skin on my arms and legs are very smooth and soft, I exfoliate daily...

murphmitch
05-23-2007, 03:47 PM
The name of the skin condition with the bumps is called Keratosis Pilaris and is very common. My dermatologist gave me an info sheet on it long time ago but it basically said to exfoliate areas, then apply a moisturizing lotion with urea in it. I know Dermadoctor makes a lotion for it called KP Duty but it's kind of expensive. Just google Keratosis Pilaris and you should get some info.