Red spots and razor bumps are not uncommon after intimate shaving. Not only do they look unsightly, they can also be extremely painful, burning or itchy. It doesn't matter whether you leave a narrow strip (also known as a landing strip), a trimmed triangle or no hair at all - the reasons for skin irritation are always the same: a dull razor, a lack of care or even the wrong one Technology. In the following, we have summarized in detail for you how you can avoid gross mistakes and the associated razor burn in the future.
A woman's intimate zone is particularly sensitive because there is a complex network of nerves under the skin that reacts sensitively to external influences such as shaving. Normally, the sebaceous glands protect the area from drying out, but as a result of incorrect treatment with blunt blades or lack of care, these clog up and the unpleasant razor bumps appear. In the worst case, the area can even become inflamed. It is all the more important that you prepare an intimate shave well by following these steps:
And one more tip: always shave your intimate area before you go to bed, as you move less at night, sweat less and therefore irritate the skin less.
After you have prepared your skin for shaving, proceed as follows:
Despite a sharp blade and the right technique, the skin should be soothed after the intimate shave by taking a cold shower: This will cause the open pores to contract again, reducing redness. It is then important to gently (and not roughly) pat the damp skin dry with a towel – this prevents further irritation. You can then cream the intimate area with an aftershave lotion or a care spray to soothe the skin. Make sure products aren't heavily perfumed or contain alcohol - they can sting freshly shaved skin and irritate the skin.
If you shave your private parts regularly, you may have had problems with ingrown hairs. These are usually not serious, but when bacteria get under the skin, painful bumps develop -- often filled with pus. The top rule here is: never press on a pimple in the genital area! Instead, you should stop shaving the area until the hair comes to the surface and the bump is gone. In addition, you can also use a pulling ointment that is supposed to draw the pus out of the wound. However, if the bump gets bigger and more painful, you should see a dermatologist.
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