We're all used to shaving our legs and our underarms, because we've done it since we were young. But not all of us are used to shaving our bikini area, because no one really sees it unless we're going to have sex. But if you're suddenly sexually active, and can't seem to get rid of that stubble, here are a few lifesaving shaving tips:
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Use Conditioner Instead of Shaving Cream
You don't actually have to use shaving cream when you're shaving. When it comes to your bikini area, it's actually better for you to use conditioner. Make sure you leave it on yourself for a few minutes, so that it has a chance to soften your skin. Then you can start shaving.
Shave Sideways Instead of against the Grain
For some reason, it's pretty easy to remove the hair on your legs and under your arms, but when it comes to your bikini area, it can be tricky to get rid of all that stubble. Here's a trick that can help: Instead of shaving up and down or down and up, you should actually shave from side to side. Just make sure that you pull your skin taut, so that you don't end up hurting yourself.
Don’t Put Any Products inside of Your Vagina
It doesn't matter if you're using conditioner on your bikini area or if you're sticking to shaving cream. Either way, make sure that you avoid putting products inside of your vagina. You could end up giving yourself an infection, and you don't want that.
Use Unscented Deodorant after You Dry off
Believe it or not, this can help prevent razor burn, so that you don't end up with a rash. Make sure you apply it in the direction of the hair growth. Just don't use a scented deodorant, because it could end up irritating you down there. Try using an unscented version, instead.
Moisturize after You Get out of the Shower
If you want to keep your skin soft and smooth, then shaving isn't enough. You should also moisturize after you step out of the shower. That way, your skin will get the special treatment that it deserves. Of course, you should use an unscented kind, for the same reason that you should use an unscented deodorant.
Use a Fresh Razor
You never want to use an old or rusty razor, especially when you're shaving delicate skin down there. Make sure that you always use a fresh razor, so that the blades are sharp. It helps to buy a big pack of razors at a time, so you always have a new one to use once the other ones get dull. It'll cost you a little more money to buy more razors, but it'll be worth it once you see how gorgeous your skin looks.
Don’t Have Sex Right after Shaving
You don't want to hop in the shower to shave five minutes before your boyfriend comes over. You should shave the night before, or at least a few hours before. Otherwise, your skin will be sensitive and raw, which means sex won't feel as amazing as it should.
Shaving for sexually active women should be done with care. Not only can it cause skin irritation, but it can also lead to infections. It is important to use a sharp razor and to change the blade often to avoid nicks and cuts. Additionally, it is important to use shaving cream or gel to reduce friction and minimize skin irritation. After shaving, it is important to moisturize with a gentle lotion or oil to soothe and protect the skin. Finally, it is best to shave at least a few hours before having sex to allow the skin to heal and reduce sensitivity.
Prep the Area
Never dry shave any area-especially your nether regions. If it's been a hot minute since your last shave/wax, consider trimming first. Then be sure you soak the area for at least 10 minutes to soften the skin and pores. Then do your business!
Exfoliating is Important
Just like when you shave your legs, you should always exfoliate your bikini region. This removes dead cells that can clog follicles causing ingrown hairs, as well as prevents your razor from getting too dirty increasing your chances of nicks.
Watch How You Shave
Direction of the razor is important, so is how much pressure you're applying. Shaving should be light gentle strokes to prevent cuts and ingrown hairs. Too much pressure can cause unnecessary and definitely unwanted irritation.
Now you should be able to get a closer shave without hurting yourself. What other shaving tips do you have?
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