Spring Break is just around the corner, and while you're likely thinking about cute bathing suits, you also might be worrying about something less fun: Down-there grooming. We are all for the natural girls (when you're like, "I'm not dealing with this," try retro suits, boy bottoms or ruffles galore). But if you're wanting to create a little clearance around the upper thigh, you'll probably turn to shaving or a wax.
Shaving is the cheapest/fastest way to go, and here's a tip: Make sure your skin and hair are saturated with water. This is one time where springing for shaving cream (not just using soap) is highly recommended -- it helps soften the hair more. Pull the skin tight and shave with an upward stroke. If you prefer a wax, we recommend a non-DIY version (meaning a salon).
Either way, you may end up with some razor burn and those red bikini bumps. How to fight those: Bikini Bump Blaster ($32, pictured) from Completely Bare. These easy-to-use pads swipe over the area just like an Oxy pad on your face, and they help prevent and treat bumps. Or try No Bump Skin Treatment ($15) before and after you remove the hair -- it preps the area and then helps maintain smoothness.
Now that you've got that under control, just go enjoy the sun! (With SPF, of course -- although Jersey Shore is fun, remember tanning is super bad.)