what is razor burn?
If you shave your bikini zone AKA vulva skin, you’ve likely experienced razor burn one or more times, and maybe even way too often.
Shaving this sensitive area can cause inflammation in the form of redness, bumps, and irritation. Like ingrown hairs, it usually resolves itself overtime, but it can also happen more chronically, which can make many of us swear “f*@k”, and swear off shaving. The good news is there are razor burn remedies that can help you say bye to the burn pre/post shaving.
it starts with hydrated skin
Whatever your grooming game is – shaving, waxing, sugaring, tweezing – skin hydration is key. Grooming pubic hair increases skin’s exposure to external sensitivities so it’s important to hydrate to keep the delicate surface layers nourished and thier protective abilities on point.
“While gentle exfoliation is important, don’t underestimate the need for hydration! I love Lady Suite’s Rejuvenating Botanical Oil as my go-to razor burn remedy because it’s rich in Omega Fatty Acids that instantly help soothe, strengthen, and repair compromised skin.” - Elise McCarthy, Esthetician and Owner of Bod Waxing Studio.
speaking of exfoliating
To better fend off razor bumps/ingrown hairs, it’s helpful to exfoliate to slough off dead skin cells that can trap hair follicles. We’re not huge fans of harsh physical scrubs that can create more sensitivity. Our Probiotic Feminine Wash has cosmetic rose quartz powder that gently exfoliates skin. It’s so gentle, you won’t even know you’re exfoliating.
Yes, it adds a second step but trimming down pubic hair before shaving saves your skin from having to go over it multiple times with the razor, plus less hair means less clogging of the razor blade.
choose your razor wisely
When it comes to razors, you get what you pay for. Disposable razors are convenient but raise your chances of razor burn. Say bye-bye Bic and hello to Billie, Flamingo or Lisse Shave, with elevated razors made for women by women.
change your blades
At some point, we’ve all been in that friend’s shower only to see that the blade is clogged and rusty, gross! Your vulva deserves so much better. Buy blades in bulk and change often so you can avoid dull blades that burn.
Have an intimate skin struggle?
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