BIKINI LINEStep 1: Coarse hair is harder to remove. To start, trim hair to a half-inch. Or use a trimmer/razor combo like the Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle, $10.99, pictured here.
Step 2: Prone to razor burn or ingrowns? Apply pre-shave oil or olive oil three minutes into your shower.
Step 3: Apply shaving cream generously (try Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel, $3.99). On the first pass, pull skin taut and gently shave in the direction of hair growth.
Step 4: Reapply shaving cream and shave again, this time against the hair growth.
Step 5: Post-shower, apply fragrance-free, soothing moisturizer with aloe or chamomile (try St. Ives Intensive Healing Advanced Therapy Lotion, $5.79) to help prevent ingrown hairs.
Step 6: If you still get ingrowns, use an exfoliating treatment like Tend Skin, $29 to help the hair break through the skin. Don't tweeze or pick. Once hair breaks through the skin, "shave it off so it grows correctly," says Barredo.
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