Blame it on the patriarchy, but the fact is that summer (or Limb Emancipation Season) usually calls for more time spent removing body hair. Whatever your method of choice
—sugaring, shaving, or waxing—one of the worst unintended side effects of baby-smooth skin are the razor bumps that crop up around ingrown hairs. Since bacteria can build around the hair beneath the skin, these bumps are often itchy, inflamed, and can leave skin with discoloration: three things no one wants to worry about when laying out in a bathing suit.
Experts suggest that people wait at least a day between shaves and avoid revisiting the same area of skin in one wax session to stop the dreaded skin swelling, but when all else fails, look to these products to save you the discomfort.