Shaving for sensative skin!

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Shaving for sensative skin!

onezestygal onezestygal
The one post about shaving for gynecologists got me to thinking. Now my boyfriend loves it when I shave and I love how it feels too, but I always get the worse bumps and redness every time I do. What do you do to for sensitive skin and shaving down there? Because I'm dying to be nice and clean shaven when I'm home during break!
11/20/2009
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Darling Dove Darling Dove
I use only gel-type shaving creams and a venus razor. One thing that I've learned that helps A LOT is to run COLD water over the area you've shaved afterwards. This should make the pores close up and soothe the irritation to minimize bumps. If I do this, I usually don't get bumps at all until it starts growing back, where the follicles are like RAWR at me.

You can also use a lotion with aloe in it afterwards to soothe the skin, or a powder. I usually opt for powder since it gives a really really smooth feel to the skin down there.

My skin is still too sensitive to shave every day though. I could try it, but like I noted the follicles kinda prickle a bit when it grows back the next day, so I am worried I'd be cutting off more skin than hair.
11/20/2009
Heather Heather
I do not shave my pink parts but do have trouble shaving even my legs at times. I would also suggest a gel shaving cream. I would also look into aloe, any anti-itch cream or gel since they also reduce inflamation or even ask the pharmacy. Just tell them it's your arm pits.
11/20/2009
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We tried coochie cream - sold at EF - but it turns out that it's mostly hair conditioner - which is way less expensive. I've been using conditioner for a while and it works great. Even when using the best gel shaving cream I would have sensitive skin after shaving - but after using conditioner my skin feels fabulous after shaving! One caution is that you have to clean the blades a little more frequently.

That brings up my second point - I find that shaving more often is better than occasional shaving. If I shave every day or two I almost never get ingrown hairs. If I get lazy and wait several days, I'm sure to get a couple of in-growns.
11/20/2009
Saraid Saraid
I can't shave everyday as far as I know, but I did buy a new razor I'm going to try tomorrow which is the Venus Embrace (has 5 blades). I'll let you know how it works.

Also, I find shaving cream works better than gels.
11/20/2009
NuMe NuMe
I use this and I really like it. link

I can't use a regular razor and shaving cream or gel. I always end up with cuts. With this electric shaving system, I can shave it all off and it's about as smooth as with a razor.
11/20/2009
~miss.heather~ ~miss.heather~
I have read that to prevent irritation save shaving till the end of your shower, it helps to soften the skin and gets the pores open. You can also use a salt or sugar scrub to help exfoliate any dry skin off prior to shaving which also helps. I also wax about once a month and in the kit I bought is by Nads, in the kit you get the wax, along with Xfol scrub, depileze cream and a ingrow solution. I use these even when I just shave and it has helped reduce any redness, bumps or ingrown hairs. You can buy all these separately here.Also I have a Aftershave gel made my skinmates that has aloe and vitamin E that also works great. Plus it smells like pears, so yummy.
11/21/2009
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
There's a product called "Tend Skin" that I buy on Sephora that I find really helps me avoid the irritation caused by shaving.
11/21/2009
Kileigha Kileigha
Quote:
Originally posted by onezestygal
The one post about shaving for gynecologists got me to thinking. Now my boyfriend loves it when I shave and I love how it feels too, but I always get the worse bumps and redness every time I do. What do you do to for sensitive skin and shaving down ...
Calamine lotion. I recommend the clear kind for obvious reasons. I have used it for years and it works great. There is also this stuff called bikini zone I think that works pretty well to but I think it has a strange smell that lasts way too long. Also, stay away from razors that have started to go dull. They will tear your skin right up. Also, spray a toner on your skin after you dry off, it helps to condition the skin. Dermalogica makes a good one.
11/23/2009
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Sorry to be the only guy popping up on here (to my knowledge). I'd think shaving is another universal between the genders.
When I take a sharp and pointy to the soft and sensitive, here's what I do:
use clippers first (to take it down), long warm shower first (expands pores, loosens things up), grab a fresh razor (don't share with anyone) and go WITH the grain. The orange face wash seems to get a closer shave too. make sure you get all the soap and stuff out of there before you apply the cold to close the pores.
11/23/2009
Liz2 Liz2
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
We tried coochie cream - sold at EF - but it turns out that it's mostly hair conditioner - which is way less expensive. I've been using conditioner for a while and it works great. Even when using the best gel shaving cream I would have ...
I also tried Coochy Cream and still use it at times but conditioner works for me almost as well. I do shave almost every day and my bits have adjusted. Lotion with aloe feels so good afterwards.
11/23/2009
Ciao. Ciao.
I don't know if you've considered waxing as an option, but it's certainly a possibility that will (probably) leave you with less irritation.
11/23/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Ciao.
I don't know if you've considered waxing as an option, but it's certainly a possibility that will (probably) leave you with less irritation.
That has not been my experience. Waxing has always left me as irritated.


I have converted to Intimmo Kitty Shave Kreme. It even beats Coochy Cream
11/23/2009
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
That has not been my experience. Waxing has always left me as irritated.


I have converted to Intimmo Kitty Shave Kreme. It even beats Coochy Cream
Adriana - what makes the Intimo cream better? So much is person preference - but I'm just wondering what you found that is 'better'. Thanks.
11/23/2009
Liz2 Liz2
Quote:
Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
That has not been my experience. Waxing has always left me as irritated.


I have converted to Intimmo Kitty Shave Kreme. It even beats Coochy Cream
Thanks for the tip!! I will have to try it.
11/24/2009
Gardenvy Gardenvy
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Originally posted by MuffysPinguLove
There's a product called "Tend Skin" that I buy on Sephora that I find really helps me avoid the irritation caused by shaving.
My soon to be mother in law is a salon owner and esthetician. "Tend Skin" is always recommended by professionals to help with razor burn and ingrown hairs. So good advise given MuffysPinguLove.
04/05/2010
Gardenvy Gardenvy
Quote:
Originally posted by Gardenvy
My soon to be mother in law is a salon owner and esthetician. "Tend Skin" is always recommended by professionals to help with razor burn and ingrown hairs. So good advise given MuffysPinguLove.
Oh and also If you have sensitive skin like me, Coochy will not work. So save your money. I did a review on coochy not too long ago, and unfortunately it was a lost cause product.
04/05/2010
Gardenvy Gardenvy
Quote:
Originally posted by Kileigha
Calamine lotion. I recommend the clear kind for obvious reasons. I have used it for years and it works great. There is also this stuff called bikini zone I think that works pretty well to but I think it has a strange smell that lasts way too long. ...
DERMALOGICA is Gold! DERMALOGICA is the only brand of products that I use on my face. If you can afford it, I would recommend everyone use this brand. DERMALOGICA products are worth every penny, hands down.
04/05/2010
Hannah Savage Hannah Savage
I actually have no problem shaving *down there*. It's always a pretty smooth process with no aftermath. My legs, however, are an entirely different story. I am almost terrified to shave my legs (apologies to my boyfriend) because more often than not it hurts for hours afterwards. If it is razor burn and ingrown hairs that you are worried about, I would look into Tend Skin. I know of several people that use it and really enjoy it (you just have to get over the smell).
04/06/2010
Boobs and Lubes Boobs and Lubes
anyone mention Witch Hazel, Im the guy half but have my chest waxed many times. Witch hazel clears up the minor bumps, major ones get cleared up quickly with Neosporin.
04/06/2010
JustYourAverageGuy JustYourAverageGuy
Another guy's opinion here... I used to shave every other day and while I didn't get ingrowns, my skin hated me... now I shave once a week and have a system... I shave in the shower at the end after letting the shaving gel sit for a minute or two. I use the skintamate sensitive skin type.. no fragrances helps with sensitive skin. I also use a venus razor that is new and sharp. Go with the grain. Certain areas are more prone to ingrowns, but that varies person to person.

As for after care, I use baby oil to re-moisturize my skin and I make sure to exfoliate with a loofa or a scrub of some sort to clear away that layer of dead skin cells. This will prevent the ingrowns too! I also have used aloe afterwards if I feel razor burn

Good luck!
04/06/2010
KinkyShay KinkyShay
Quote:
Originally posted by onezestygal
The one post about shaving for gynecologists got me to thinking. Now my boyfriend loves it when I shave and I love how it feels too, but I always get the worse bumps and redness every time I do. What do you do to for sensitive skin and shaving down ...
This has been the bane of my existence for about 22 years. Aloe doesn't work for me. Triple antibacterial ointment doesn't work. Bump Fighter razors don't work. You can try those solutions and see if they might work for you. You can also go to Sally's Beauty Supply. They have a couple of alcohol based products that work for some (but not me). As for me, it's expensive laser that seems to be working.
04/08/2010
Hannah Savage Hannah Savage
I also wanted to make a note that JustYourAverageGuy is right, using products that do not contain fragrances can help a lot. Also, after I shave, I use Neutrogena Body Oil on my legs which seems to sooth and bring back some of the moisture. If you have an allergy to Sesame please do not use this. My brother didn't figure this out until he tried it on himself and his whole body broke out in a rash.
04/08/2010
Madeira Madeira
I'm a licensed aesthetician Here's the thing, there are two stages of shaving irritation:
1. Is razor burn, caused by drag on the skin. You can minimize this by using a sharp razor, making sure you stretch the skin properly (like take ahold of your labia and pull it taut before shaving) trimming your hair nice and close first, and shaving with the gain (or simply not against the grain) to treat this you want a creamy occlusive barrier type thing (though once you have it, basically you've got an injury on your lady bits, and it'll need to heal) shea butter is a good thing for after shaving. You want to avoid anything exfoliating, products that contain any form of alcohol, or acids. Another good product for this (weird though it sounds) is diaper rash cream, or sun burn cream. Tend skin is NOT a good product for directly after shaving, a day or two after, yes, but not the day of.

2. Is ingrown hairs, which are caused by hair getting trapped under the skin, for this you want something exfoliating, scrub with a loofa, or use tend skin to fix these.
09/30/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
Quote:
Originally posted by Madeira
I'm a licensed aesthetician Here's the thing, there are two stages of shaving irritation:
1. Is razor burn, caused by drag on the skin. You can minimize this by using a sharp razor, making sure you stretch the skin properly (like take ...
I agree with the tip about diaper rash cream. It works very well for razor burn! I always keep a tube around just in cash. It also works wonders on various skin irritations.
09/30/2010
Not here Not here
Check out my reply in this thread- link

I went into great detail about my shaving technique on it. Hope that helps!
09/30/2010
socceras socceras
Quote:
Originally posted by onezestygal
The one post about shaving for gynecologists got me to thinking. Now my boyfriend loves it when I shave and I love how it feels too, but I always get the worse bumps and redness every time I do. What do you do to for sensitive skin and shaving down ...
if you shave in the opposite direction of hair growth that would help but you wont get as close of a shave....maybe waxing?
10/18/2010
pinkzombie pinkzombie
Quote:
Originally posted by onezestygal
The one post about shaving for gynecologists got me to thinking. Now my boyfriend loves it when I shave and I love how it feels too, but I always get the worse bumps and redness every time I do. What do you do to for sensitive skin and shaving down ...
Get "NO BUMP" from sally beauty supply, green bottle. Put on everyday b4 bed or after shower, and after shaving. This stuff works. No razor bumps at all!!! Im hooked and buy in stock. It does sting a bit after shaving but is the best for bumps. My bikini looks sexy now...I used to hate the red rashy bump look so I never wanted to shave. Tried this on an impulse. Ive used for 4 years now. I shave every few days almost bald.
11/06/2010
Latsyrc728 Latsyrc728
Quote:
Originally posted by Madeira
I'm a licensed aesthetician Here's the thing, there are two stages of shaving irritation:
1. Is razor burn, caused by drag on the skin. You can minimize this by using a sharp razor, making sure you stretch the skin properly (like take ...
Super helpful! Thanks
11/15/2010
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