Whatever reasons we have for wanting to be “bare down there” all of us ladies will agree that there is no comfort in having razor burn in our private areas. Learn what causes razor burns and how to treat and prevent them for sexy smooth skin where we need it most.
Razor burn is most typically caused by abrasion of a razor, typically a dull one. It can also happen after shaving due to the type of underwear (or lack thereof) that is worn after shaving. The best way to prevent razor burn on the super-sensitive private area is to use a newer blade to shave and toss out the old ones that catch more hair and grab more skin than it does shaving. A too-sharp razor can cut sensitive areas (such as near the bum or along the lips) so here’s a tip- to keep your razor fresh but not so sharp you cut your hoo-haw off, run the blade a few times over a dry cloth to break it in. This will give you a great shave without risk of cutting.
Shave your legs and pits first. Let the skin in your private area get soft before shaving it for a less irritating shave. Either shave with just water or use a shaving cream. Soap will just irritate the skin and those nasty little bumps will appear. Shave in smooth (not choppy and rapid) even motions so as not to tear at the skin. Shave against the grain of the hair growth to get the most hair. Try not to attack the same spot over and over again.
Don’t shave every day. Rather, shave every other day or every 3 days. This allows your skin to heal, plus shaving barely-there stubble will more or less just irritate your skin and do nothing for the stubble. For best and most attractive results, shave every other day. Also after shaving, run cold water over the shave site to minimize redness and swelling and help close the shaved pores for even skin.
Immediately rub Aloe Vera gel on the shave sites after shaving. Don’t apply an oily moisturizer which will trap in oils and heat and make the razor burn worse. Aloe Vera helps calm down the skin irritation, and repairs torn, dry and damaged skin to keep you kissable smooth down there.
Wear comfortable, cotton panties. Panties that are spandex, lacy, have beads or doesn’t breathe just causes abrasion to your shaved area and makes preexisting razor burn worse, or can create razor burn when you didn’t have any. Save the sexy stuff for later when you need it and wear cotton panties to protect your sensitive skin during the day. Plus, cotton underwear keeps you from retaining moisture, which smells bad on even a baby-smooth crotch. Yuck!
Try these tips for a sexy smooth, lovely private area!