If you have long underarm hairs, trim
them with clippers or scissors. Electric clippers are best for
Take a long, warm bath
Before applying shaving cream, be sure the skin and hair are still moist.
Apply shaving cream a few minutes before
shaving to soften hairs. Consider using a shaving cream with additional
moisturizers, vitamin E or aloe.
Be sure to use a sharp blade.
When shaving, stroke an area no more
than twice to reduce skin irritation.
Be sure to clean the area afterwards
with soap and water to reduce the risk of infection. Ideally,
give the area a second cleansing using cotton balls and rubbing
alcohol, or an after shave lotion.
Some people find daily application of
baby powder or talcum powder especially helpful after shaving
to keep the area dry and irritation free.
Practice good hygiene after shaving,
washing the area at least once a day to reduce sweat and oil
Go as long as possible between shavings
to reduce skin irritation.
Alternatively, you could use Nair or
Neet on your underarm areas - it is safe for this area.
A few special tips:
People who are allergic
and react to some shaving creams should lookfor hypoallergenic
creams. This area seems to have heightened sensitivity.
For men, consider just trimming
your hair instead. It provides a cleaner look
without all the risks!
Letting hair grow out
after shaving your underarm area is a nuisance.
The sharp hairs
combined with the sensitive skin will make you realize just
how much movement happens in this area on an average
day. Chaffing is nearly unavoidable.