I think most women would agree that razor bumps are the worst part of summer. The sunshine and warm weather? Amazing. But the instant you experience irritation after shaving and are left with angry red bumps on your bikini line, that mood-boost disappears. But I’m here to tell you that after trying what feels like a billion different products, there’s one that can stop the problem before it even starts.
A couple years ago, I stumbled across a Reddit thread where women were going on and on about their love of Tend Skin ($22) for razor bumps. As someone with incredibly sensitive skin, I had been perusing for advice—and I was instantly intrigued. Unlike many products on the market, this one doesn’t come in fancy packaging. It was first developed in the ’80s, and—by the looks of it—the bottle hasn’t changed much since then. Even though I had my doubts, once I saw the five-star rating and thousands of positive reviews on Amazon, I ordered a bottle and gave it a shot. And I’m so glad I did.
Originally meant for men to use as aftershave, this stuff works like magic on the bikini line, armpits, legs—basically anywhere and everywhere you get razor bumps. When you apply a thin coat right after shaving or waxing, you wind up with silky-smooth skin—no irritation, no bumps, no nothing. Aside from preventing razor bumps, it also calms existing razor bumps, prevents ingrown hairs, and helps with razor burn. It’s wild. Now I’m not going to lie: The main ingredient is isopropyl alcohol, so it definitely burns a little at first when you gently pat it on using a cotton pad or tissue. But after a second, it dries up and you can go about your day basking in your newfound smoothness.
At this point, I’ve gotten most women in my life hooked on it. When you find something that actually works, you can’t just keep it to yourself. Now if only I would have discovered this gem years ago.
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