One of the changes brought about by puberty is an increase in body hair. Some teens and young adults choose to epilate or remove body hair. The most common hair removal areas for women are the armpits, legs, groin, eyebrows and face. The most common areas in men are the face, abdomen, back, chest, groin, and legs. Shaving is the most common way to get underarms, legs and groin area.
Pubic shaving has become much more common among teenagers and young adults. However, that doesn’t mean you should. Shaving is a personal choice.
Any type of hair removal such as shaving, waxing, cutting, plucking, threading or laser treatment can have health implications. The pubic area is especially sensitive to epilation. If you decide to shave your pubis, here’s what you need to know.
The groin area consists of:
Pubic bulge, a soft lump of flesh that rises above the genitals due to the fatty layer under the skin that protects the pubic bone. It is usually more pronounced in women than in men.
Perineum, the strip of skin between the genitals and the anus.
The bikini area is the area between the lower abdomen and legs where bikini-style underwear is exposed.
You can shave all of these areas.
Possible consequences of shaving
Nikes and cuts.
Blisters, blisters or pimples.
Gas sounds. The absence of hair around the anus does not allow gases to pass silently.
folliculitis. This infection in the hair follicle is usually caused by Staphylococcus bacteria (staph) or a fungus. A common cause of folliculitis is recently shaved and regrown hair from the follicle and curls.
Waste of time. To keep the pubic area smooth and hair-free, you need to shave regularly, even every day. Consider if it’s worth the effort; it can get boring after four or five weeks.
Expenses. You will need to invest in specialized shaving equipment and maintenance.
If you have problems, some treatments may help. However, they are not comprehensive. If you have any serious concerns, please consult your doctor.
Itching or irritation – Apply 1% hydrocortisone lotion two or three times a day. Refrain from shaving for two months.
Razor burn – use aloe vera gel to soothe sensitive skin and reduce pain.
Take a warm bath if you have a stroke. See your doctor if the bumps don’t go away after a week.
Blisters or pimples are normal as long as they don’t hurt or bother you. Keep them clean and dry. Don’t choose them.
genital infections. Talk to your doctor or visit a Family Planning Center.
Ingrown hairs – Don’t take them; it can cause an infection. To prevent ingrown hairs, shave at an angle to your stubble or trim your stubble instead of shaving. Some creams can exfoliate the skin and treat ingrown hairs. Consult with your physician.
Folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, use a topical over-the-counter antibiotic such as neosporin or bacitracin. Use two or three times a day.
Remember: these treatments are only recommendations. If symptoms do not improve, see a doctor.
Be aware of some myths:
Hair grows faster. FALSE. After shaving, hair cannot grow either faster or slower than before shaving; You will probably notice more.
Hair will become thicker. FALSE. There are a certain number of hair follicles in your body and no new ones form after shaving. This means that the hair will not be thicker than before shaving.
Shaving always results in ingrown hairs. FALSE. Each person is prone to ingrown hairs to varying degrees. Some people have more ingrown hairs than others. However, you won’t get ingrown hairs every time you shave. In addition, certain treatments and products help reduce the chance of ingrown hairs when shaving, including rubbing the area with a loofah or shaving in the direction of hair growth.
Shaving your pubis will get rid of crabs and other STIs. FALSE. Pedicularis pubis, commonly known as crab or pubic lice, is highly contagious and sexually transmitted. Shaving won’t get rid of it. Shaving also does not protect you from contracting other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that require treatment.
How to shave your pubic area
If you decide to shave your pubic area, here are 10 easy steps.
Go shopping for the right consumables:
A pair of sharp scissors.
A new safety razor (non-blunt, disposable, or flip-blade), preferably with moisturizing strips and micro-fins or pads. They provide additional protection against scratches and cuts. The use of an electric shaver is not recommended.
Women’s shaving cream, mild baby oil and aloevera cream (preferably with vitamin E). women’s shaving cream Recommended for shaving the pubis for both men and women because it is softer and more gentle than almost all men’s shaving creams. Also men’s shaving creams