Intimate shaving is still often taboo, although many men and women shave today and there is no need to be ashamed of the subject. How best to remove hair in men and women and what helps if the blade has gone wrong.
Intimate shaving is popular with women and men: According to surveys, up to 80 percent of women and up to 40 percent of men shave in the genital area. For younger people, intimate shaving seems to be even more popular than for older people. Intimate shaving is a matter of taste and there are various reasons for it. Whether for yourself or your partner, various points should be considered when shaving. Because a nasty cut with the razor blade in sensitive areas or pimples and razor burn in the intimate area can be uncomfortable and painful.
How To Shave Your Pubic Hair?
There are several methods of removing hair from your private parts. The method depends, among other things, on whether you start again with removing the hair and how much hair is removed or shortened. The following methods of shaving the genital area are generally possible:
- Scissors: A pair of scissors is definitely suitable for beginners, with which the hair is first shortened and shaped.
- Beard trimmer / long hair trimmer: This allows longer hair to be trimmed. If you like, you can also remove the shorter hair. Trimming with a beard trimmer makes sense, especially when you start over with your intimate shave.
- Wet razor: Short hair can be easily removed with a wet razor. There are disposable razors or those with changeable blades. A wet razor with an oscillating head is particularly recommended for the intimate area in order to keep the risk of injuries low. If you want it to be sustainable, a safety razor may be an option. But be careful: the risk of injury is greater because the blade is not protected and must be put on correctly.
- Depilatory cream: With depilatory cream, the genital area can be perfectly depilated for both men and women. But be careful, because sensitive skin can react to the cream. As a result, the skin is soft and smooth.
How to proceed with the intimate shave?
- If necessary, trim: Shorten very long hair significantly with nail scissors before taking a shower or bath.
- Good preparation: shower in the shower for two to three minutes to soften the hair. Then apply shaving foam or gel, as these put a protective film on the skin, unlike soap or shower gel. Coconut oil can also be used for this.
- The correct position: There are different positions in which an intimate shave can be carried out, for example standing up one leg. Everyone should try out which position is right for him or her.
- Pulling the skin taut: Tight skin can be shaved well and the risk of cuts is minimized.
- Work slowly: place the razor on the edge with gentle pressure and shave towards the center. Excessive pressure irritates the skin unnecessarily. So pull the razor from the pubic bone towards the vulva or penis. Straighten the labia or testicles with your fingers and carefully shave the hairy areas. If you like, you can then carefully pull the buttocks apart and shave around the anus and pore.
- Cleaning the blades: Rinse the blade underwater every now and then and clean it thoroughly and let it dry after the intimate shave. Do not use disposable razors more than once.
Tips for intimate shaving
The skin often reacts irritated to an intimate shave. Men in particular are often prone to pimples or small inflammations. Frequently, these problems resolve with regular shaving of the intimate area two to three times a week. The following tips can also help:
- Sharp blades: The razor should definitely have sharp blades that slide smoothly over the skin. Never use the disposable razor more than once!
- Peeling in preparation: If you have sensitive skin that is prone to pimples, it is recommended to carry out a gentle peeling in preparation. It removes dead skin, sebum, and dirt and makes skin and hair soft.
- Hand mirror: Anyone who is unsure or still very inexperienced in handling a razor in the intimate area can use a hand mirror.
- Shave in the direction of growth: If you have sensitive skin that is prone to pimples and irritation, you should only shave in the direction of growth if possible. Against the direction of growth, it becomes smoother but irritates the skin unnecessarily.
- Care: After shaving, the skin should be cared for with as little irritation as possible. Creams, oils, and lotions without fragrances are best, products with aloe vera are ideal. You should avoid using urea-containing creams or lotions after shaving your intimate area.
- Underwear: Fresh after the intimate shave, loose cotton underpants should be preferred. Pants that are too tight or synthetic materials (including lace!) Unnecessarily irritate the freshly shaved skin.
- How often? Shaving two to three times a week is usually enough. If the skin is irritated, it is better to repeat the intimate shave only once a week.
This helps with razor burn, pimples & Co.
If you’ve slipped the razor and have a small cut, you can do something about razor burn and pimples. In general, the intimate shave should not be carried out for two to three days. The following home remedies can help:
- Baby Powder: Does enzündungshemmend and helps the skin to heal.
- Aloe Vera: Apply to the cut areas or the razor burn and leave for ten to 15 minutes.
- Honey: Also promotes wound healing and can be left on for 15 minutes after application and then rinsed off.
- Ice cubes: The affected areas can be cooled with ice cubes, which can be very pleasant.