Official Guide “Don’t Burn Razor”
Drizzle with margarine and mix Kenny Chesney; sweet, sweet summer is most of This! And with the beach/swimming pool/lake ahead [helloooo, swimsuit season!] to the dreaded shaving season. As women, I think we can all agree that feeling confident in a swimsuit is hard enough. The last thing we should emphasize are the red, painful bumps in our bikini area [although you should know this is totally normal and you are NOT alone, my friends!]. If you’re someone who chooses to wax your pubic area, you probably know all too well; The struggle is REAL when it comes to razor burns. That’s where LIY comes in!
With some help from YOU, our online community, we’ve put together the Official Guide to “Do Not Burn With a Razor” to avoid unfortunate incidents [and painful!] goosebumps in this swimsuit season. You can find all the advice from the LIY Community here!
Firstly [and arguably most important step of all!] is to use a good razor. We tested 8 popular razors for women and shared our thoughts here! Spoiler Alert: this one comes in at #1! Did you know you should change your razor after 5-7 shaves? If you get a razor burn, try changing your razor more often. A fresh, sharp blade is key! Pro tip: shave after showering [when your hair is softest!] and in the direction of hair growth – shaving “in the opposite direction” will cause irritation!
Scrub-ah-dub-dub! Exfoliate dead skin cells before shaving. This step will loosen your hair follicles and remove dead skin cells! We’ve linked some of the top rated + most recommended scrubs by the LIY Community below! –>
Use a gentle, fragrance-free shaving cream, oil or gel! Remember to shave at the end of your shower [when your hair is softest!] and in the direction of hair growth – shaving “in the opposite direction” causes irritation.
Note: This oil is Are not free perfume [it smells AMAZING!], but has been appreciated by the LIY Community. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend trying the fragrance-free option!
After shaving, remember to use shaving products! We love this Tend Skin Solution with over 50,000 Amazon reviews! Use a cotton ball to apply along the bikini line after shaving [it’s made a world of a difference for me!] PS This bottle will last FOREVER!
- Press gently and shave with light, short strokes
- Avoid stretching the skin
- Wash your tongue often – after every pass!
- Shaving regularly – gives your hair less time to grow and curl
- After shaving, rinse the area with cool water or apply a cold towel to the area to close the pores
- Avoid wearing tight clothing after shaving as it can cause irritation
This is the summer of a smooth girl! If you’re still struggling with swelling and discomfort, we get it. Shaving down south isn’t for everyone. If you’re ready to part with your razor, you can check out our guide to 9 at-home hair removal products here! –>
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