We ladies have high demands on our intimate shaving: the result should be smooth, without pimples, ingrown hair and itching. With this professional guide it works!
01. Before the intimate shave: how to prepare the skin optimally?
02. Which products are suitable for intimate shaving?
03. What should you watch out for during intimate shaving?
04. After intimate shaving: which skin care is best?
05. What are the absolute no go’s for intimate shaving?
06. Waxing as an alternative
07. Even more beauty, please!
Whether very smooth, a narrow stripe or a triangle: intimate shaving is simply part of the routine for many women (and men). However, since this region of the body is much more sensitive than, for example, the legs or armpits, pimples, itching, ingrown hair or minor injuries often occur during intimate shaving. So that none of this happens anymore, we spoke to an absolute expert for hair removal in the genital area : Filiz from Adam & Eve in Hamburg answered all of our questions about shaving without pimples and gave us a trick or two:
Before the intimate shave: how to prepare the skin optimally?
When shaving, it is important to exfoliate the skin beforehand. This is how you open the thin layers of skin that form over ingrown hairs. This can avoid small, bloody spots that occur when the skin is cut by the razor blade. After exfoliation, the skin must be rinsed thoroughly so that no residues remain.
Another trick, also suitable for all skin areas, is to set the water a little warmer before the intimate shave and to wash the skin areas with it for 1-3 minutes. The warm water (a little more than just lukewarm) opens the pores. This makes the skin easier to shave and the smooth result lasts longer.
Which products are suitable for intimate shaving?
I recommend a peeling before shaving, taking care to use products that are as natural as possible . The chemical beads that are found in some peels often cause allergic reactions and pollute the environment. The best are razors that already contain aloe vera. So the razor glides over the skin much more gently. Aloe Vera soothes and nourishes during the shave. Of course, you should still use shaving foam or shower gel, here it is best to use products for sensitive skin, as these are the most likely to avoid the unpleasant irritations in the intimate area.
What should you watch out for during intimate shaving?
There is no one perfect shaving technique for the genital area. Everyone has to find a good technique for themselves, as the direction of growth can vary from person to person. In general, to avoid irritation, you should always shave with the direction of growth. If you want it to be super smooth, you have to shave very gently against the direction of growth. But be really careful and make sure that you keep the skin taut.
After intimate shaving: which skin care is best?
Moisturizing creams are definitely recommended here . Sensitive people should use perfume-free products and make sure that the body lotion contains urea or chamomile. This soothes the skin, prevents the typical razor burn and the skin remains smooth for a particularly long time. There are also body lotions that prevent ingrown hair from forming. These are also recommended!
What are the absolute no go’s for intimate shaving?
i) Use a blunt blade in the genital area
ii) Shave over ingrown hair if a pimple has already formed there
iii) Dry intimate shaving!
Waxing as an alternative
A great alternative is of course to simply go to wax . You save a lot of time and trouble and get a perfect result. Or just do a laser treatment directly – Adam & Eve offers this permanent hair removal for just € 80 per session. After about 4-8 sessions you are through and the hair is gone.