Leaving your pubic area all bare makes for a clean, healthy look, however, there are many risks that come with going clean-shaved that do actually outweigh the benefits.
You won’t want to go bare and have to deal with ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and skin irritation later on. Luckily for you, there are several steps you can take to achieve a smooth pubic area that won’t require more effort.
These tips should help you if you prefer shaving over waxing or any other hair removal methods.
How To Get A Smooth Pubic Area
1. Invest in a good bikini razor
How well you shave actually depends on your razor. When talking about bikini razors, you should only go for those designed for sensitive areas or those specifically made for the pubic area.
You shouldn’t only consider the blades but also the ergonomics of the razor. If you’re going for disposable razors, it is best to get a new one every time you want to shave.
If you want to invest in an electric razor, go for the options with self-sharpening technology as they will stay sharp longer and deliver stellar performance with each use.
Sharp razors will rid of hairs in only one pass which will reduce the trauma to the skin surface during shaving and decrease the risk of ingrown hairs
Not everyone really has the time to scrub off dead skin cells but if you want your pubic area to be really smooth and free of irritation, then you would want to take your time.
It is recommended to spend about 10 minutes in warm water first as this will help to soften the outer layer of the skin making it easier to remove hair and reduces the chances of razor burn.
When the 10 minutes are up, pat the skin dry, and using a washcloth, loofah, or scrub, exfoliate the skin around your pubic area to prevent dead skin cells from building up in your razor and which could lead to irritation.
Avoid using a heavy-duty scrub on your pubes as this would cause more problems than solve.
3. Apple Shaving Cream
Skin irritation while shaving is mainly due to friction. This is why dull blades cause more problems as there is more friction between the skin and the blades.
While getting high-quality sharp razors will help, applying some shaving cream would be more convenient. The shaving cream will create enough slip between the razor and your skin allowing for an irritation-free shaving experience.
When it comes to picking a shaving cream, a random, cheap shaving cream won’t cut. You would have to keep your eyes out for high-quality options that come with moisturizing ingredients.
These moisturizing ingredients should be natural like shea butter, olive oil, and coconut oil which have been proven to gift a proper buffer for your razor.
When using the shaving cream, you will only have to apply a thin layer to your pubic area so that you can set the skin and the hair shaft. This allows you to get rid of hair in one single stroke.
4. Shave In the Direction of Hair Growth
When it comes to shaving, you might be wondering if to shave up or down the pubic area. Well, this is very important as the direction you shave will determine what comes next – if you can enjoy a smooth pubic area or have to deal with skin irritation and razor bumps later on.
IF you’re prone to bumps, it becomes even more important. Always shave in the direction of hair growth rather than going against the grain.
Also, keep the razor downward on your pubes but avoid adding too much pressure. If you’re using a razor with many blades, you only have to make one pass to completely shave off your pub hair.
5. Cleanse and Calm Your Skin
Immediately you put down the razor, wash off and hold a cold compress to the area. This should go on for about 10 minutes to prevent irritation.
You can also go for an anti-redness serum to reduce the chances of razor burn. This is optional but if you’re ready to invest in one, always go for those with natural ingredients like tea tree oil which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. If you have any irritation then you might have to go for creams like topical steroids.
Apply an unscented, alcohol-free-moisturizer after shaving your pubic hair to prevent over-drying. This should be the last thing to do. Once you’re all done, avoid wearing tight clothing as it could also lead to irritation and other side effects. Instead, go for loose clothing.
Shaving and trimming pubic hair are some of the most common ways of pubic hair removal and that’s because it gives you total control over how you shave and which hairs you remove.
If you prefer waxing, it is best to book an appointment with a professional so that you get the best experience possible.