Shaving the bikini area is a simple exercise yet many people find it difficult because of reasons ranging from skin sensitivity to skin irritation. A few people get razor burns while others end up with ingrown hair and bumps. Therefore, learning how to shave your bikini area without risking burns and bumps is critical. This post looks at the two approaches of shaving the hair around your bikini area without worrying about skin issues.
Shaving Bikini Area with a Razor
Using a razor is one of the oldest methods that you can use to shave the bikini area. It is inexpensive fast and efficient. If done correctly, it is less painful and gives admirable results. However, before you shave, there are basic things that you must do. First, you should have some experience of shaving with a razor and soak the skin to make shaving easier. Second, you need to get a good razor designed to shave the bikini line. We recommend Panasonic ES2207P. It is one of the best options you have. It gives a silky-smooth shave regardless of whether you shave dry or wet. It is a -3 blade shaver which when pressed allows you to enjoy a luxurious trim or shave. The razor is fitted with a hypoallergenic blade designed to guarantee your sensitive skin safety. It can also be used to trim the longer hairs along the bikini line. The blades are designed in a way that they stay in contact with the contours of your body while shaving. This is what guarantees a close shave regardless of whether the hair along the contour line is long or short.
Prepping To Shave
1. Trim the Hair
If your hair is too long, start by trimming it using a pair of scissors. It helps to reduce the possibility of having the hair tangled in the razor. Ensure that it is a quarter inch or less before applying your pre-shaving cream (I have good result with this Coochy Cream and highly recommend). Pull the hair using one hand and cut it with the scissors, this helps you to avoid cutting yourself. Once you are through with the trimming, you can take a hot shower to help make the hair around your bikini area soft. It will make it easier for you to shave it. For those of you who will not be shaving under a shower, you can prep the area by moistening it using a hot washcloth. Exfoliate the area before shaving to reduce occurrences of ingrown hairs.
2. Decide On the Amount of Hair to Be Removed
If you decide that you want to remove the hair above the bikini line, it means that you will remove the hair on the thigh, belly button and the grain. If you are not sure of where to reach, put on your underwear and it will help demarcate the areas to target. Anything that peeks below the seam should be removed. You can take off more hair if you want but the underwear should guide you on the targeted area around your Bikini area.
3. Pre-shaving Cream
Before you start shaving, it is important that you apply pre-shaving cream evenly across the surface to be shaved. This is especially the case if you normally end up with bumps around the bikini area after shaving. Coochy conditioning is one of the best pre-shaving cream you can use. It blokes the red bumps and is designed to be used by both men and women. It leaves the skin moisturized, is ideal for sensitive skin and gentle on the body. Just apply a layer of the conditioner onto the targeted area and give it a few minutes to soak before you shave.
Shaving Using Creams
The type of shaving cream you choose does not matter much. You should pick a shaving cream that will give you good results. If your skin is sensitive, you may need to avoid creams that have fragrances because they can be irritating to the body.
1. Veet Gel Hair Remover Cream
If your skin is sensitive, shaving with Veet Gel Hair Remover Cream is the best option for you. The formula is loaded with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera and will remove your hair from the root and leave you moisturized. This product is tested and is proven to leave no bumps or nicks on your skin.
Using Veet Gel Hair Remover Cream is easy; apply it to the skin and leave it for 5 minutes. Use a spatula to remove a section of it on a small test area to see if the hair comes out. If the hair is stubborn, you may leave the cream for about 10 minutes before removing it. Don’t allow the cream to remain on your skin for over 10 minutes. Once you are done, rinse the skin with water to help remove the cream and use a microfiber cloth to clean the area.
What ingredients does Veet Gel Cream contain?
Veet Gel cream contains water skin-friendly ingredients that include: calcium hydroxide, potassium thioglycolate, Cetearyl Alcohol, minerals oil, urea, fragrance, sorbitol, glycerin, Magnesium trisilicate, magnesium sodium and titanium dioxide among others.
Notice that Veet Gel cream works well on a wet surface. It goes below the surface of the skin and dissolves the protein making up the hair. It leaves you with a smoother skin and you will feel much better. If you want the shave to last long, you should try waxing to help remove the hair up to the root. This will leave you with a smooth feeling that will last up to four to five weeks. When used properly, waxing will not just help your shave to last longer but will make the hair that will grow after four weeks soft. Also, the new hair will be sparser.
Notice that Veet Gel Cream is gentle on the body and will remove the hair and leave your skin moisturized. It removes the hair in as little as five to six minutes and allows you to achieve a smooth and silky skin. This product and method of shaving have been around for over 80 years and are considered the best way to shave bikini area. However, it is important to remember that the product should not be used on the face, ears, nose, eyes, genitals, nipples and around the anus of the body. Also, if you have varicose veins, moles, broken and sunburnt skin, avoid using the cream. For individuals with a medical condition that affects the skin, you may need to check on your doctor.
2. How to Shave Using the Cream
You need about six to ten minutes, clothing and an empty bath. Cover the targeted bikini line area with the cream. You may apply the cream using your hands but you should remember to wash the hands thoroughly. After 5 minutes or so, use the spatula to remove the cream from part of the area covered to see if it has worked. If the results are pleasing, rinse your skin with water and dry it. Also, ensure that you rinse the spatula after use.
1. Exfoliating the Skin
Whether you shave using Panasonic ES2207P or Veet Gel cream it is important to use Salicylic acid to exfoliate the skin because it helps the skin get softer, brighter and radiant. It reduces the appearance of acne scars, pores, and makes the breakout less evident. It polishes away the dead skin cells and helps to reveal a more radiant and new look. It is loaded with anti-aging and skin improving properties that rejuvenate the skin to make it look new. Salicylic acid has a host of other benefits ranging from sweeping away the dead skin cells, cleaning the pores and makes them less visible. When used regularly, it diminishes the fine lines, removes acne scars and wrinkles and makes it smooth. Also, Salicylic acid aka BHA prevents ingrown hair and has natural antibacterial properties that help kill skin causing bacteria.
2. Cleaning the Area
This is the last stage of the shaving process and entails using the microfiber cloth to clean the area. It is a special towel which does not contain chemicals and will clean the area gently and give streak-free results. This reusable cloth is easy to use and rinse.
To effectively use Panasonic ES2207P razor and Veet Gel Cream, you need to remember to soak the part of the body to be shaved in the bathtub to help to soften and prepare it for shaving. Also, you should exfoliate the area before shaving to help remove the dead skin cells. When you choose to use a razor, the hair should be reduced to a quarter inch if you want to obtain a close shave. Remember to shave it in the same direction the hair is growing and use both long and slow strokes to get the most desired results.