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Added May 26, 2014

How to Shave

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Certain parts of the body require extra attention while learning how to shave. Underarms and the bikini area differ from legs not only in the number of square inches shaved, but also in the direction of hair growth and the moisture content of the skin. Follow these tips to learn how to shave and maintain smooth, hair-free skin in these areas.



  • Wash underarms with soap and warm water to remove razor-clogging oils, and antiperspirant and deodorant residue.
  • Apply a moisture-rich shave gel such as Gillette Satin Care for Women to underarm area.
  • To make sure you remove even hard-to-reach hairs, lift your arm high and straight above your head while shaving. This pulls skin taut, eliminating creases where hair may hide.
  • Use a razor designed for sensitive and hard-to-reach places. Venus Embrace features 5 razor blades for a dramatically smooth and comfortable shave.
  • Underarm hair grows in different directions, so shaving from all three anglesup, down, and sidewaysensures a closer, smoother shave.
  • Rinse with cool water to close pores and pat dry.
  • If you have sensitive skin, wait several minutes before applying antiperspirant or deodorant to freshly-shaven underarms.
  • Don't be surprised if you find yourself shaving your underarms more frequently than your legs. The reason? Underarm hair grows almost 50% faster than the hair on your legs! Shave daily for a fresh, clean feeling.


Bikini Area

Learning how to shave the bikini area presents unique challenges women don't face when removing hair from legs and underarms. But shaving the bikini area doesn't have to be difficult if you follow a few simple how to shave pointers: 

  • Since skin in the bikini area is particularly sensitive, always soften the hair in warm water before you shave, and use a razor with a lubrastrip. To help further soften hair and to ensure razor glide on ultra-sensitive skin, be sure to use a moisture-rich shave gel such as Gillette Satin Care for Women.
  • Legs are easier to shave because the skin is usually level and taut. When learning how to shave the bikini area, pull the skin back to create the same taut effect. Venus razors feature ergonomically-designed handles that provide ultimate control for hard-to-reach places, like the bikini area.
  • To prevent the re-growing coarser hairs of the bikini area from curling under the skin's surface and causing itchy, red bumps, be sure to shave with gentle strokes in the direction that is most comfortable for you.
  • The lighter the touch you use, the better the shave you will get. A fresh blade and plenty of shave gel will allow you to exert less pressure. If you have to go over an area twice, reapply shave gel first.
  • After shaving, rinse with cool water to close the pores. Pat dry and apply a light dusting of powder.

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Posted July 29, 2014
is there a difference between gel and soap?
Posted July 29, 2014
why isn't there like a cream that will just take it off that way it is not as itchy?
Posted June 18, 2014
When I shave my bikini line I use a normal razor. Is that okay to do? Afterwards I get red bumps. How do I get rid of them?
Posted June 30, 2014
All I need is that venus razor. It seems to work miracles. I'd shave my knees with a regular razor and end up missing spots that i went over.
Jane Austin
Jane Austin
Posted June 16, 2014
Thanks, this is very helpful. I just need to figure out how not to cu myself when I shave.
Posted September 16, 2013
@FrannyMae Soap is okay to use because from experience sometime the soap makes that "special part" sting and it DOES NOT feel good and on your legs lotion or moisturizer works great! So you don't have to buy gel, But gels works better hope I helped ~Reagan
Posted July 23, 2013
What's the bikini area is it your P-R-I-V-I-T-E
Posted July 23, 2013
I just shave around the edges and trim the middle with a pair of scissors. I got razor burn once. I used Vagisil for some relief but it itched for a week.
Posted September 10, 2013
Well,I shave with soap not gel so i'll ask my mom to get me some
Posted February 17, 2013
@luvSwagg my doctor told me not to shave down there becuase one girl died becuase she done that so if you guys r reading this do not shave down there it can cuase serious probelms trust me!!!
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