If you've shaved your pubic area before, you know that it's very different from shaving your legs and armpits. The hair in the pubic area is thicker and the skin is much more sensitive than the skin on your legs. To avoid ingrown hairs, shaving irritation , cuts and razor burn, all of which are responsible for irritation and itching, you need to take certain precautions that include where you should shave , what products to use, and how to treat your skin during and after you shave. Trim the hair you intend to shave with scissors or clippers, suggests Go Ask Alice , a health advice website from Columbia University. This will prevent the razor from clogging or getting blunt from tackling too much hair at once; which in turn can cause razor burn. Take a warm shower.
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Shaving rash, also known as razor burn , is quite common in the pubic area —more common than other areas, unfortunately. The hair is generally thicker and when it bends it may affect those with more sensitive skin or who shave often. Shaving is uncomfortable enough as is, no one wants to get rid of the hair only to trade it in for other problems. Still, are you stuck with a bikini rash every time you shave? No way.
Some women prefer the smooth, clean look of a shaved vaginal area. This practice is not new — it dates back to ancient Egyptian times 3. Shaving your pubic area is also helpful in the summer months if you plan on wearing a bathing suit. Since the skin in this area is quite sensitive, razor burn can be a problem.
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