Facial hair is some of the toughest hair on the entire body. Wet shaving is one
hair removal technique that can be efficient and painless, if proper technique is
followed. To achieve a close, comfortable shave, follow these steps:
Moisten hair for three minutes with water and then apply a thick shaving gel. This
preparation is a must, as the hair in the bikini area tends to be thicker, denser
and curlier, making it more difficult to cut.
Handle the skin in the bikini area gently, as it is thin and tender.
Shave horizontally, from the outside to the inside of the upper thigh and groin
area, using smooth even strokes.
Shave frequently year-round to keep the area free of irritation and ingrown hairs.
After-shave activities: Give your skin 30 minutes off
Skin is at its most sensitive immediately after shaving. To prevent inflammation,
let skin rest at least 30 minutes before: Applying lotions, moisturizers or medications.
If you must moisturize immediately following shaving, select a cream formula rather
than a lotion, and avoid exfoliating moisturizers that may contain alpha hydroxy
acids. Going swimming. Freshly shaved skin is vulnerable to the stinging effects
of chlorine and salt water, as well as suntan lotions and sunscreens that contain