Waxing is the easiest way to get rid of your unwanted pubic hair. However, lack of time and emergency situations can compel us to opt for a razor shave. Whatever be the procedure, the aim is to achieve the smoothest shave down there. According to health.com, if hitting the salon seems difficult, here is what you can do to get the best of razor shave:
It is important that you prep well before you use the razor. Trim your pubic hair with scissors first. If you are into regular trimming the best thing to avoid razor burn is to get the area hydrated. According to Dermatologist, MD Dr Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatologist group in New York shares that shaving towards the end of a shower, noticeably softens the skin. This, in turn, will facilitate a smoother, closer and less irritable shave.
Invest in the right razor
Getting your hands on the right razor is absolutely important. Razors with multiple blades can cause sensitivity in the vulva region if you are into regular shaving. Dr Nazarian further elaborates that as a thumb rule two separate razors must be used. The razor that you plan to use for the bikini area should not have more than two blades.
Your skin down there requires exfoliation too, just like any other body part. In order to prevent razor bumps, the first thing that you should focus on is exfoliation. It is a great way to get rid of dead skin and is a hygienic thing to practice. Exfoliation cleans the area and there is not much of dead skin deposit on the blades. This helps in increasing the durability of the blades. Exfoliation should be done once a week, over-exfoliating can irritate the skin in this sensitive area.
Cleanser and not a shaving cream
According to Dr Nazarian, using shaving cream can burn the skin in this area. The best alternative to use apart from shaving cream is an unscented cleanser. Not only do they help in achieving a satin-smooth skin but also prevent drying and irritation.
One of the most common mistakes that people tend to make is the direction of shaving. While most choose to shave against the hair growth direction we suggest you follow the direction of hair growth. This will help you achieve a satin soft feeling by avoiding unnecessary friction. With the blade gliding over your hair can prevent tugging and pulling of the hair, thereby reducing the chances of razor burn.
After shaving off the area apply a light, alcohol-free, unscented moisturiser to cool down the heat generated through friction. It can soothe the hair follicles. Post shaving it can absorb the cream into the skin easily so take note of the ingredients.