shaving irritation

Shaving 101: ultimate guide for extra sensitive skin.

Ladies gather up. For years I’ve suffered from ultra sensitive skin especially around my bikini area and inner thighs. I know a lot of you deal with the same problems so I’m making a very extensive post about NATURAL and SKIN FRIENDLY ways to combat these issues as well as share my personal shaving routine.


I’ve seen many posts online about girls that use alcohol as a toner, or apply cream deodorant and Nivea aftershave balm to prevent razor bumps. While these products will help alleviate the symptoms they will harm your skin in the long run. So stay away!

In my experience there are two types of problems:

Immediate: these appear during or directly after shaving. (Pain during shaving, cuts, irritation)

Post shave: these appear hours or days after shaving (irritation, bumps, ingrown hairs)

So let’s take it from the start.

Baths and soaks: now this is not a totally necessary step but soaking in warm water prior to shaving will help soften both the skin and the hair and provide a more pleasant experience.

Avoid using any body wash or bubble bath as it will disturb your ph levels and is especially unhealthy for your vagina.
Prefer ingredients like salts(detoxifies, provides minerals), baking soda(detoxifies), apple cider vinegar (balances ph), herbs & teas (soften skin, smooth, hydrate, calm and so on), milk (hydrates skin, mildly exfoliates, softens), honey (hydrates, softens)

Exfoliation: this is an essential step if you suffer from ingrown hair and additionally helps give a closer shave.

You have a few different options. You can either use a glove/loofah/mitt/sponge or a scrub

Again avoid commercial scrubs as the chemicals in them are extremely unnecessary and unhealthy for your skin. Invest in a quality natural product or create your own with ingredients you already have in your kitchen in the fraction of the time and cost.

A simple scrub recipe I enjoy:

Sugar (brown or white)
Oil (I use coconut but any oil will work)
Lemon juice
Lemon zest

Add the desired amount of sugar in a container or mixing bowl. Put in the zest. Slowly pour in the oil until all sugar granules are coated but not saturated in it. Finally add the lemon juice until you reach the desired consistency.

Both the lemon juice and lemon zest are completely optional. The juice helps lighten any marks while the zest gives a refreshing smell.
You can substitute cinnamon and vanilla extract for a sweet, more wintery smell or just leave it plain.

Use the sugar scrub around your kitty but be extremely cautious not to get it inside as it might cause imbalances and yeast infections.

Do not substitute salt for sugar as it’s too harsh and will sting during shaving.

DO NOT USE BABY OIL. I can’t even believe that this is a product intended for babies! The ingredients are disgusting and extremely harmful.

Here’s why:

“Traditional baby oil is typically mineral oil, a petroleum-based ingredient. Mineral oil coats the skin just like a plastic wrap and messes with your baby’s natural immune barrier. This inhibits the skin’s ability to breathe and compromises its capacity to release toxins.”

Keep it away from you and your coochie.

Shave: if you chose a scrub just rinse off the granules with lukewarm water but DO NOT wash off the oil. It will protect your skin from the blades and prevent burns, cuts, irritation and discomfort. If you are using an oil free option to exfoliate you will need to apply oil afterwards. (Again choose the oil that suits you best.)

Choose a men’s razor with four blades (My favorite is Gillette fusion pro glide) and change the blades often.

Typically the oil is more than enough. If though you have supah sensitive skin and especially if you are shaving for a second day in a row you might wanna try shaving UNDERWATER. Yes you read that right. This method saved me!! Just sit as comfortably as you can in the tub and submerge the parts you want to shave in the warm water WITH THE OIL ON and shave.

Aftercare: use a gentle body wash to remove the oil from your body and a feminine wash or plain water to rinse your kitty.

Use a clean towel and pat the shaved areas dry.

I use alcohol free witch hazel as a toner on the areas where I’m prone to breakouts and bumps to naturally and gently disinfect the skin and close the pores. You can also mix apple cider vinegar with water in a 1:3 ratio and use that instead.

As a second step I like to slather on some aloe Vera gel to hydrate and smooth the skin.

Once it’s soaked I top everything off with some natural aftershave balm (my favorite is the bulldog original aftershave balm, it’s super cheap and all natural)

The following days: you can apply some moisturizer or oil with a few drops of tea tree oil on the areas where you get razor bumps and post shave breakouts to eliminate them. I like to use Aloe Vera gel consistently to moisturize and smooth sensitive areas.

This is it ladies! I hope it’s helpful!!

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anonymous asked:

could u pls make a step by step guide on how to shave ur kitty?


These steps work best in the shower or bathtub.

Optional) Trim longer hairs with a small pair of scissors! Doing it over the toilet makes it easier for clean up because you can just flush the trimmings!
1) Soak or dampen the skin with warm to hot water.
2) Make sure you have a sharp razor to shave with. You DO NOT want to cut your princess parts. 
3) Use a female shaving cream and lather it where you want to shave.
4) Run the razor under the warm water for 5 seconds
5) Pull your tummy closer to you to prevent sagging skin from getting cut.
6) REMEMBER YOU CAN TOTALLY USE A MIRROR IF YOU NEED TO! They usually work better when you’re shaving in the bathtub, though. You only have two hands, so it’s okay if you can’t perform this step!
7) Remember to run the razor under hot water after every 1-3 glides past the skin!
8) When shaving closer to your vagina, use small, gentle glides. Be patient! You don’t wanna end up cut! Using your other hand to hold either side of your princess parts away from each other so you can get a closer shave!
9) Once you feel satisfied with how you’re shaven, make sure to wash away leftover hairs and shave cream! ESPECIALLY IF YOU GOT ANY IN YOUR VAGINA! YOU DON’T WANT A UTI OR YEAST INFECTION! MAKE SURE TO GET ALL THE SOAP OUT, TOO.
10) Once you’re done, pat your newly shaved area dry with a towel.
11) Apply aloe vera or baby oil to reduce irritation from shaving.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to contact me! You can private message me if you want more detail, tips, or have questions, or send another ask!


What do yall think of this? I’m very curious. Also wondering would it work for dark inner thighs? Hmm #Repost from @farahdhukai with @_repostr
🌚It happens. Here’s how to prevent/treat it and get fresh glowing pits!🌝
🔑MAJOR KEY! STOP SHAVING! esp if u are brown! brown skin hyper-pigments easily when it is damaged and shaving irritates/damages skin! WAX/THREAD/LASER instead! 🕊Use this detox and bleaching/brightening underarm mask to lighten up any dark pigmentation

✅HONEY - 1TBS (measurements dont really matter- you can make more or less of this if you want. Store extras in the fridge -make sure no one eats it)
✅ACTIVATED CHARCOAL - I used the powder of 3 pills ^^^MIX TOGETHER^^^
⏳LEAVE ON FOR 20 MINS SO IT CAN WORK ITS MAGIC- u can relax your arms. Don’t need to keep them up like a 🐒
🤓Honey is a natural bleaching agent. It releases hydrogen peroxide (bleach) which will lighten the darkness
🤓Honey is also a great anti-bacterial and moisturizer (dry skin can give the illusion of uneven skin so itll help moisturize it)
🤓Activated Charcoal is a detox - so it cleans/pulls out all the impurities/toxins and nasties from the underarm leaving you smelling FRESH - if natural deodorants dont work for you, try this mask and THEN switch to a natural deodorant and youll be so fresh and so clean
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Disclaimer: As with any skin care regimen, always do a test patch first to see if your skin is allergic to any of the ingredients. Everyone’s skin is different, so result can vary from person to person. I can not vouch for any substitute ingredients. This post is provided for information and educational purposes. It is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice. Please discontinue use if your skin does not react well to the regimen.

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anonymous asked:

Mister, since you just did that ask about that little that shaved their bits. I have super duper sensitive skin and shaving/any irritants around my bikini line cause ingrown hairs and those hurt really bad, but the daddy I'm with requires that I shave there at least once a week but then the ingrown hairs make play time really painful. Do you know any way I can help that or make it so I don't get any ingrown hairs?

Outside of waxing? No I don’t

But I’m sure many of my followers have methods and remedies. Check the comments in about 24 hours.

anonymous asked:

How do you prevent ingrown hairs when you shave your legs? How many times a week should you exfoliate my legs get covered in little red bumps and I feel so insecure about it because my legs are just red and bumpy

exfoliate 2-3 times a week if you have normal skin, and 1-2 if you have sensitive skin. To prevent razor burn and ingrowns, First take a bath or shower for 10-15 minutes, to soften the skin and open pores. Then, use a men’s shaving cream and men’s razor. This gets a close shave without being irritating. Afterwards, make sure to apply a good lotion or aftershave cream- there are bikini bump products that will definitely help your legs too!!💕xoxo

Beauty tip of the week <3

So I’ve been lacking lately and I haven’t posted much but here it is :)

How to get rid of dark armpits (or any part of your skin; knees, elbows, yah know?) in 3 minutes ;)

What you’ll need:

Peroxide (vol. 30) | 1 tablespoon

Magnesium Carbonate | 1 tablespoon

Mix it till you get the basic paste.

Now, make sure you don’t shave before ! It will irritate your skin, do it after or if you have, wait 24 hours :)

Apply it on the area for 2-3 minutes and then clean it off with a warm wet cloth. Trust me, the results are amazing ! Do this once every other week till you get the desired results and BAM, fab not dark skin haha

Stay pretty, loves 💁😘

Vanilla Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

  • ½ cup granulated (white) sugar
  • 2 cups Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract (or your favorite essential oil)

Directions: Combine the two sugars in a bowl and mix to incorporate. Add olive oil and stir. Mix in honey and vanilla. Store in an airtight jar and enjoy!

* This is a coarse scrub, if you would like a more gentle scrub you can substitute brown sugar for the turbinado sugar.
* Always exfoliate before shaving to prevent irritation and achieve a better shave.
* You may add more olive oil to your jar after packing if you desire a different consistency.
* Oil will settle in the jar so stir before using.
* I do not recommend using this scrub on your face. It is intended for use on the body only.

Things I should have learned about my vagina earlier but had to learn on my own
  • vaginas come in various shapes, sizes and colours just like people do. Some have super long labia, some have large protruding clits, some are all lip, some have almost no lip, some are big and some are small and some are deep and some are shallow and some are brown, some pink, some purple.. they come in all sorts of looks.
  • the colour changes as you age and your hormones change. You remember that pretty little pale vagina you had as a kid? Yeah when you get older it will be closer to a brown or a dark purple depending on the colour of your skin. The same happens to your nipples. A big change happens after childbirth (if you have it) and menopause
  • Vaginas are amazing and are like rubber bands. They are a muscle and muscles stretch and contract. They can get big enough to have a baby and then get small enough to be able to insert a single finger and squeeze it. And just like muscles, the vagina can and should be toned through exercise that targets the pelvic floor muscles, like kegals. (doing this, not only helps to maintain your vaginal tightness after childbirth, it also increases your ability to orgasm and the intensity and helps to insure you dont piss yourself as you age) 
  • pain is not considered normal for sex. Pain during sex is often an indicator that you are not mentally of physically into sex or prepared for it. It could be that you are not turned on mentally. Maybe you are stressed and your mind is somewhere else, you are feeling anxiety about having sex or you are just not in the mood. A lot of factors go into it.And if you are not mentally into it then the vagina doesnt soften and loosen to allow for penetration, leaving it tight and dry and incredibly painful. The other part is physical readiness. The vagina, should you be mentally ready and not on a medication or hormonal change, should produce its own lubricant. You can also add your own (water based) lube. If the vagina is not  lubricated then obviously it will be painful and can cause damage to the vagina and bleeding. 
  • The hymen break is a myth. They hymen is a piece of flesh that is flexible and can be torn through exercise or vigorous sex and in the case of a virgin (who fits the categories above of maybe nervousness about sex and maybe not proper arousal) they often bleed and feel pain from not being physically or mentally prepared not from the hymen breaking. It doesnt break.. it is always there.. it just sometimes tears.
  • While the width of the inside of the vagina is flexible the length really isnt. And if you hit the cervix when being benetrated too deep, its very painful.
  • Foreplay is extremely important for vagina having individuals and can make a world of a difference in their sexual experience. it is recommend between 10-20 minutes.
  • People with vaginas likely cant climax through penetration alone. The percentage of people who can is very low. Most can and are happy to orgasm without any penetration at all. The clitoris is on the outside of the vagina and is where the majority of stimulation comes from. This is why oral is just as if not more important for those who have vaginas.
  • They can go numb with over stimulation. If you are masturbating too often or using a lot of vibrating toys you can overstimulate the vagina and cause it to lose sensation. Just take a break for a bit.
  • peeing after intercourse is good and important, but what no one ever talks about is not to pee hard. Urinating after intercourse or any sort of penetration is good because it helps to flush some things clean, even though the two holes are separate. However urinating too quickly and pushing the urine out hard causes some of the urine to cycle back up into the urethra and bring those bits of foreign crap up in there with it…and obviously thats not good. So just pee normally and calmly.
  • Lots of soaps can be super bad for the vagina. Thats why they make soap specifically for it so to not upset the delicate chemical balance. Always make sure to rinse it well and never leave soap down there. And Im saying this because I actually had to explain this to someone i know.. you do not ever ever clean the inside of your vagina. your body can handle that on its own. 
  • eating well is also important to vaginal health. Eating a poor diet and not drinking enough water can lead to kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Probiotics,and clear fluids are important.
  • discharge is often normal and comes in various colours and smells. Most discharge is a good and normal thing. Most of the time its the vagina cleaning itself, sometimes its a sign of hormone change and other times its a sign of infection. General rule is that if its clearish and runny and smells ok then you are fine, but if its white, chunky or stinky then you should consult a doctor to determine the cause and get a proper treatment.
  • It matters what you use for lube so pay attention. because the vagina has that chemical balance to worry about  you need to pay attention to your lubes. Most people go for KY but KY is often not ok for internal use. Especially their warming lubes. Its for external only. Whats the fun in that? Cause if you use it at all during sex, chances are, its going to end up in your vagina. So be sure to buy water based. They often come in fun flavors and smells too. JO’s h2o is great and tastes like candy. i like the strawberry one but they have a lot of flavors. You can also go the natural way. A lot of edible oils are safe for internal use. Coconut oil is a favourite for me cause its just a good product but it doesnt really have a taste or smell which is nice and the texture is very mild so its not too thick making it good for a natural feeling lubricant. It also makes your junk hella smooth and helps reduce bumps, redness and irritation from shaving or whatever else you are up to. It is also great for massage and doesnt create that frothy build up some other edible oils do.
  • You have to wash your toys and never put anything in there that was in something dirty such as your butt. This should be obvious but ive talked with people who have done it. make sure you properly clean your sex toys, be it special soap or boiling and never ever go ass to vagina. You will get an infection.
  • what you wear matters. camel toes are not only unsightly, theyre unhealthy. Tight clothing can and will cause yeast infections and other irritation. vaginas like garments that allow them to breathe and are not too tight or cause much friction. shit if you want a super healthy vagina .. try going without any undergarments and wear a skirt. your vagina will thank you. 
  • Queefs are normal. Its what happens when air gets pushed in the vagina, it then needs to come back out. This can happen during sex or penetration of whatever kind and does not indicate looseness or tightness. It just means that the way in which it was penetrated or the position the person was in allowed for air to enter. Stop making people feel bad for it.
  • the chemicals created by your vagina can bleach your underwear. kinda crazy huh. 

thats all i can think of for now but feel free to add things!

Where Has My Mind Gone November 2016

I wish I could just go on a long walk for the rest of my life
I wish shaving didn’t irritate my face so much
I wish I wasn’t so sensitive
But I am
And loud unmetered drums play on
And I hear someone yelling outside my open window
And the T.V. stammers on like a stupid child

Everyone hears what they want to hear
No one says what they want to say
I don’t think my parents like me
I don’t think most people like me
But I stupidly stammer on
And the streets are always empty at 3 A.M.
And I use it to my advantage
The country’s at war with itself
The earth is at war with itself
I’m at war with myself
Most everything I know at war with itself

I’ve been using a computer lately to write poetry and feel bad for my journal
I’ve been ignoring my body lately and feel bad for my feet

A sad one man band slowly marches down the street at 4 A.M.
I dedicate a thousand songs to things imaginary
The boogie man’s too busy crying into his mirror to haunt you
‘There’s a lot we have to do now’
Go fuck yourself

anonymous asked:

Momma I'm a teen girl and whenever I shave *down there* acne appears all over and I don't know how to prevent it! Please help?

 It might be ingrown hairs and irritation! 

 Proper shaving protocall will help with both of those. 

  • Try soaking in a bath before you shave in order to soften the hair.
  • Use a very good quality sharp razor. 
  • use shaving cream or soap bubbles while shaving
  • Only shave in the direction that the hair grows, not against it.
  • Be sure to moisturize after your shave!

Good luck, darling!

anonymous asked:

what are your tips for getting a smooth close shave without irritating your skin down there? asking for a friend lmfao I hate shaving bc it's nice for like a day and that's it but it's so nice :/

lol do any other girls get asked this question so often? O.o

you guys have to start sending me picture of you vaginas lol what are you guys doing that irritating your skin so bad?

anonymous asked:

Tips to keeping skin clear, like products etc 😣😁 x

Oh I’m actually not really the best person to ask because I’ve never really had issues with keeping my skin clear but I shall share what I know! Coconut oil is fabulous for basically everything and is great for hydration. My skin is very dry so I use it a lot and it helps a ton. (It’s also great for your hair, esp curly hair because it’s naturally dry). Witch hazel is good for both dry and oily skin- it helps keep a good balance. It also helps with dark circles under your eyes, can help with scars, prevents shaving irritation (it’s a life saver), and makes bug bites stop itching. Tea tree oil is a great natural product for acne, if that’s an issue. Be careful though as it can cause reactions easily. I’m actually allergic to it :/ But it’s great. It helps with acne and skin clarification. Coffee scrubs are also good for acne. You can find many different “recipes” online and you can use used coffee grounds. Also, I use St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub and it makes my skin feel so incredibly soft. I hope this helps!!


anonymous asked:

wait so you haven't shaved your vagina in 2 years!!?


I trim because of course hair carries odor…

and what law says i have to shave?

I’m not a hairy person….

shaving causes irritation and i don’t like it

and it’s sad that most of you girls have been fed the idea that women are not supposed to have hair…. because it’s a male preference

if you weren’t, you wouldn’t have it