Tips for Shaving Your Bikini Area

January 5, 2017
When it comes to shaving your bikini area, you need to be very careful. This means taking precautions so that you don't cause unwanted irritation or cuts.

Shaving your bikini area needs a bit of practice. It’s normal that most women worry about the appearance of their intimate area. Not just for wearing a bikini but also so they feel better.

Maybe you don’t want to do it yourself. There are some treatments like waxing that can be dangerous. If not done with caution, waxing can cause serious damage down there.

Even if you go to a professional, mistakes happen. After all, we are only human. Because of that, we want to give you some advice for correctly removing and shaving your bikini area.

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Shaving your bikini area


There’s something you have to do before you start. Decide how you want your pubic area to look. You need to choose something that will make you feel feminine, comfortable and attractive.

This decision is especially important if you are starting with long pubic hair. You can cut your hair with scissors before washing.

If you want to wash down there, do so before shaving. This helps to prevent skin irritation.


It’s pretty normal for people to say that you should apply gel before shaving and exfoliate after. However, this isn’t the best way to shave. It’s better if you exfoliate both before and after.

Doing this will line all of your hairs up. This makes your razor much more effective when shaving. Also, exfoliating gets rid of any dead skin that might get in the way.

By doing this, you can prevent ingrown hairs. If you’ve had them, you know they can be painful, so this is important.

Wet the razor you are going to shave with

It’s best if you have multiple razors. This way, you can change them when one starts to get dull. After several uses, a dull razor needs more passes to get the job done.

  • Before shaving, rinse the razor each time before using it. Also, you should use shaving cream. A good shaving cream both softens and lubricates the area you want to shave.
  • You should choose a hydrating shaving cream. Also, when shaving, use large, slow strokes. You also need to shave in the direction your hair grows.
  • Put your hand on your stomach above your pubic area. Pull the skin upward. Doing this helps to keep your hair ready and stiff.
  • Don’t press the razor. Let the blades do all the work. Rinse the razor between each pass. This helps to avoid skin irritation.

Shave between the muscles


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When shaving your bikini area, pick the side you want to start with.

It’s better if you start with the side opposite your dominant hand. Lean forward and lift the leg of the side you want to shave. This helps you to see what you are doing clearly.

Support your lifted leg against the wall of the shower or something else if necessary. By shaving like this, you can prevent ingrown hairs. Rinse the area and apply the shaving gel. Be careful that nothing touches your labia.

Shave smoothly with strokes moving outward. Stop after every pass until you get to the end of your labia.

You should raise your leg a little more and keep the skin tight. This helps to prevent unwanted cuts.


Getting rid of hair in your bikini area doesn’t stop with shaving. You need to exfoliate a second time. This removes dead skin that the razor pulled up. It also helps to align the follicles.

This prevents the formation of ingrown hairs. You can use either a lump of sugar or bicarbonate exfoliator. Dry your bikini area with a smooth towel. Don’t rub this area hard. Doing this can irritate the delicate skin.

If you missed any hairs, pluck them with a pair of tweezers. Keep in mind that you can shave for hours and still miss some hairs. Use a hydrating lotion that is free of perfume.

Use baby powder or baby oil to reduce irritation in your bikini area. Only wet the area to let the skin breathe.

Only apply products on the outside.

Do it in a place with good light


Good light is a good way to prevent severe cuts. Generally, the best place to shave is in the bathtub. But, you can look for other areas if you need more light.

Remember to follow these tips carefully so that shaving will go as fast as possible. And, you will get the results you want.

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