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Recommended Procedure for Shaving Sensitive Areas

Step 1 – Using scissors or a body groomer, cut hair as short as possible.

Step 2 – Wash the area and surrounding skin thoroughly with unscented antibacterial soap.

Step 3 – Shave gently with a close-cutting electric shaver to remove as much hair as possible.

Step 4 – Soften the hair and skin with a warm (not hot!) wet washcloth or bath/shower for five to ten minutes.

Step 5 – Apply a moisturizing shaving gel intended for sensitive skin. Allow it to sit for a minute or two.

Step 6Using a new high-quality multi-blade shaver, carefully remove any remaining stubble. Rinse the blade off frequently. Stretch skin being shaved to avoid nicks and cuts.

Step 7 – Gently wash the area with the anti-bacterial soap again.

Step 8 – Rub in some aloe-based cooling “ice” gel, the kind intended for sunburn treatment.
Step 9 - Each morning, rub moisturizing lotion over shaved areas. This will prevent itching.

Repeat entire process daily or as needed to maintain smooth skin.


Replace Steps 4 and 5 by using an epilator or waxing strips to pluck/yank the hairs out. Painful, but much longer lasting. Of course, pain might be part of the attraction!

If you’re concerned about in-grown hairs (common with curly-haired people) use a pre-shaving oil before applying the shaving gel. It actually improves the shaving experience for anyone. Ingrown hairs can also be removed permanently with laser treatments.

Never, ever:

  • use rubbing alcohol
  • shave dry skin - use shaving cream or anti-bacterial soap
  • use a dull shaver. If one becomes dull while shaving, discard it and use a new one.
  • use junk-science devices like the Yes-Yes and No-No hair removal tools. Neither works as advertised.
  • take a hot shower for at least eight hours after shaving. Warm or cool only.