Step #1- Exfoliate and remove dead skin cells with a wet wash cloth or loofah.
Step#2- Open pores by soaking skin in warm water, or applying warm, wet washcloth.
Step#3-Apply shave gel or cream.
Step#4-Shave in the direction of hair growth with razor that is replaced every 4-6 shaves.. (I know!)
Step#5- Apply cool, wet washcloth to freshly shaved skin.
Step#6-Use a daily treatment like Bikini Bump Blaster pads ($10-at Ulta) to keep follicles clear in between shaves.
If you still get bumps, apply spot treatment with topical hydrocortisone or a cream with 2% salicylic acid.
(Dr. D Engelman for Real Simple Magazine.)