Bend at the waist and lift your first leg. Try starting with the side opposite your dominant hand (e.g., if you’re right-handed, start with your left side). Generally, that side is much easier and quicker to do. Bending over will help you to see the area clearly. Prop your raised leg on the shower wall or sink if you need to.

  • The process for this section is the same as the one outlined above when it comes to exfoliating and whatnot. However, razor burn and ingrown hairs are less likely to show up down here, so the hardest part is over.

Wet the area and apply shaving gel to the area. Take care not to get any gel or other shower products in between the labia. If you find it running off under the shower water, you’ll need to reapply.

Shave with smooth, horizontal strokes from the outside in. That is, if you’re shaving your left side, shave from left to right. Use a light touch. Stop each stroke before the end of the labium in the center. Rinse any excess shaving gel when you are done shaving the first side.

  • You may want to spread your legs further apart to keep the skin you’re shaving taut, so that you won’t run into any folded or wrinkled skin while you’re shaving.
  • Shave the other side of your labia and your other inner thigh crease following the same technique.

Preventing Irritation

Exfoliate again. You’re probably thinking, “This again?” Yes. This again! Exfoliating after gets rid of the dead skin your razor whipped up and aligns your follicles preventing ingrown hairs (which are the worst).

  • A sugar scrub at this point can work wonders. If that’s not in your bathroom, make a baking soda paste to leave your skin smooth to the touch. This is obviously bikini shaving to the extreme — warranting the absolute most top-notch results.

Pat your bikini area dry with a soft towel. Don’t rub your bikini area vigorously, or you may irritate the delicate skin. It’s just been through a lot!

  • If you notice any stray hairs, grab a pair of tweezers to put the finishing touches on the area. Sometimes you can spend what seems like hours down there shaving and you’ve still missed a few.

Moisturize. Use something that is non-scented as perfumes can be irritating, especially to freshly shaven skin. Aloe vera and baby oil are good standard options.

  • Avoid coloring agents, too. If you use lotion, make sure it’s the plainest kind you can buy. You can spray on some scents later if you’d like.

Pat your pubic area with some baby powder. You may also apply baby lotion to the area to reduce irritation. Just don’t go overboard! Smothering the area won’t let your skin breathe, leading to pimples and the like. Make sure to only apply these products externally.

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Bend at the waist and lift your first leg. Try starting with the side opposite your dominant hand (e.g., if you're right-handed, start with your left side). Generally, that side is much easier and quicker to do. Bending over will help you to see the area clearly. Prop your...