Do you experience itching after shaving?
Do you experience after-shave bumps?
A beautiful teenager walked into my office last week and after much persuasion because she was shy, she explained her reason for coming.
She had shaved her bikini area using a disposable shaving stick and was experiencing unbearable itching in that area.
Going back to basics, there are two types of razors:
1. Electric razors: Electric razors are convenient but many models don’t shave as closely as disposable razors.
If you want to go with an electric razor, select one that will contour to your skin.
There are many brands available.
Using an electric razor irritate the skin, so take the time to find one that’s right for you.
2. Disposable or safety razors: The use of disposable shaving sticks is more common in this clime.
You use disposable razors along with shaving cream, gel, moisturiser or oil.
These help lubricate skin and reduce the risk of nicks, after shave itching and bumps.
It also helps keep the skin from drying out
Lather acts like a buffer on the skin, so the richer the lather, the less chance you have of cutting yourself.
Regular bar soap or liquid shower soap will work, too.
Avoid creams or gels that have alcohol that could irritate skin and dry out the skin.
Safety Tips For Teen Girls Who Shave With Disposable Razors:
Have a plan to shave. Many just decided to shave on an impulse and do not prepare the area before beginning to shave.
Shave in a warm shower or bathtub because water hydrates and softens the skin, making it easier to shave without getting a nick.
Splash warm water on your skin (or soak it) for a few minutes before shaving.
Then apply generous amounts of a lubricant, moisturiser, soap or gel.
Allow the cream or gel to soften your skin for five minutes before you start to shave.
Shave in the direction of hair growth.
Just be careful. Don’t rush.
It’s important to shave slowly and gently.
Let the razor blade do the work.
Don’t push down too hard with the razor.
If you rush, you’re likely to cut your skin.
Change razors frequently.
A dull blade can irritate your skin and cause rashes or infections.
Also, don’t share razors with others.
After shaving, thoroughly wash with soap and water, follow your shave with a lotion or moisturizer.
This will help keep skin from drying out.
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