Keeping a properly groomed bikini area is important at any age. Whether young or old, many experience the common problems of razor burn, red sensitive skin and skin irritation after intimate shaving. This becomes especially problematic in the summertime – the more often we shave, the more often these unpleasant side-effects occur. Read the following helpful tips on how to prevent these problems and find out how a product from pjur med can help you.
Use a proper razor blade for intimate shaving
Irritation and damage to the skin occurs most frequently when shaving with a blunt or old blade. Blades such as these can cause damage to the skin, leaving it vulnerable to bacteria. It is important to protect your skin by always making sure that your blade is in good condition. Regularly changing the blade is the most important step to avoid razor burn and irritation after shaving.
Soft hair makes shaving easier
Hair is easier to shave once it has been soaked in lukewarm water for 2 to 3 minutes. So spend a little time in the shower or bath before you start shaving.
Shave with shaving cream or gel
Dry shaving should be avoided. Shaving without products such as shaving cream or gel encourages skin irritation after shaving. The choice is generally between shaving cream and gel. Here at pjur med, we recommend shaving with gel, as it is gentler on the skin. Some razors come with a built-in gel dispenser. This can save you both time and money.
Direction of growth
Those with sensitive skin should take particular care to always shave in the direction of the hair growth. Otherwise, the skin is more likely to get damaged. This is especially true for the sensitive hair in the bikini area.
Shaving will have already caused irritation to the skin, so be sure to only lightly dab the area with a clean cloth. Avoid rubbing the area dry, as this can lead to additional skin irritation after shaving.
After shave skin care
Here at pjur med, we understand that it is important for aftershave skin care products to be free from alcohol and perfumes. pjur med AFTER SHAVE spray is one of the few products that does not contain these ingredients and provides due to the addition of aloe vera and provitamin B5 soothing skin care at the same time. It was developed specifically for the underarm and bikini areas to help reduce unpleasant burning sensations, skin irritation and spots after shaving.
In a test run by German consumer product testing portal empfehlerin.de, the product was recently tested by 500 women over four weeks – with outstanding results: 9 out of 10 would recommend pjur med AFTER SHAVE spray to their friends.
Less is usually more when it comes to intimate hygiene and taking care of the genital area. Body washes and hygiene sprays that contain multiple ingredients or perfumes can often do more harm than good. The vaginal area has a pH balance of 4.0 to 4.5 and is more acidic than the rest of the body. Thanks to lactic bacteria, this area essentially cleans itself. Using body washes and sprays that contain too many ingredients and perfumes can interfere with this pH balance. Only the gentlest of cleaning methods should be used.
Avoid sports and sunshine
Being in the sun and doing exercise both make us perspire. The salt contained in perspiration can irritate the skin. If you are looking to avoid unsightly redness or razor burn, it’s best to avoid sun exposure or sports immediately after shaving. After shaving, it is best to wait a while, allowing time for the skin to recover.
Shave less often
Frequent shaving can encourage skin irritation after shaving. It’s best to wait until the hair has grown a few millimetres before shaving again. If you already have razor burn (because you hadn’t read our tips yet J), then you should avoid immediately shaving the affected area again. It’s better to wait a while and follow our tips the next time around.
Before we go, here are all our tips for shaving and personal hygiene:
- Make sure your razor is in good condition.
- To make shaving easier, start by softening the hair with lukewarm water.
- Shaving foams or gels should be used when shaving. Avoid dry shaving.
- Only shave in the direction of growth.
- Pat the shaved areas dry with a towel.
- Soothing sprays, such as pjur med AFTER SHAVE spray, can be used to care for shaved skin.
- When it comes to intimate hygiene, less is more.
- Refrain from sun exposure and doing sports directly after shaving.
- Shaving less often can prove more beneficial.
Razor burn and skin irritations after shaving are unpleasant and unnecessary. Prevent this unsightly redness with our tips for good intimate hygiene after shaving.