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How to stop the itchy feeling after trimming pubes?

Lucy Howard

You probably heard the old saying: “With beauty comes pain.” 

That may not be true, but the fact that you are on this page shows it’s somewhat correct. For many men, trimming body hair, especially the groin area, is part of their weekly routine. Although it’s totally up to you to trim your pubic hair or not, it can improve your hygiene and make you more attractive in the eyes of your significant other.

However, sometimes having a clean, smooth, and hairless body can cause some problems. Many people’s skin is sensitive or reacts to trimming blades, resulting in red bumps. Even if you don’t see any sign of inflammation, you might face the side effects of uncomfortable itching. But what causes that? How can you relieve pubic area itching? And more importantly, how can you trim pubic hair without itching?

Keep reading to find out more about itchy pubic area causes and treatments.

What had happened down the basement?

Well, first things first. Before we get to how to trim pubic hair without itching, we should go over some facts. Trimming is different from shaving (if you don’t know the difference, read here. Red bumps and irritation in the crotch area hardly happen when you trim. Because trimmers are designed for men, the blades won’t cut off the whole bush down there.

When the blades touch your skin repeatedly, they cause friction and irritate the skin. However, it may not happen when you shave your face or body because those areas can handle more than your groin area, which has thinner and more sensitive skin. So, the first thing you should do to prevent shave bumps in the future is to switch to a moderately sharp blade trimmer.

How to treat pubic itching

Trimming pubic hair without itching is a piece of cake. All you have to do is keeping the area hydrated and changing your trimmer. Unfortunately, Shaver, razor, and too-sharp trimmers can irritate your crotch area. Also, shaving too fast and too often can cause red bumps and pimples. 

However, moisturizing and hydrating the area will make it go away pretty soon. So, don’t freak out if you see little inflammation down the basement, and give it a couple of days to heal. 

Contrary to what many people believe, sweating a lot does not mean your body is moisturizing itself. Rather, the salt in your sweat is drying your skin out. So, using a moisturizer throughout the day is a must.

What can you do to prevent and treat shaving irritation?

man trimming pubic hair without itching

It doesn’t matter whether you feel itchy after shaving or trimming; you can use the same methods to treat them. However, if you want to trim pubic hair without itching ever again, there are several things you can do before, during, and after shaving to prevent and relieve the red bumps that come with it. 

Before trimming

First, you should wash your body with warm water. Taking a nice and warm shower will open up your pores. Then cleans your skin with natural soap to clear out the contamination. As a result, your skin and hair will become soft and easy to cut.

Also, don’t forget to clean the trimmer or shaver carefully before using it to avoid possible infections. Shave while your body is still wet. You can also use waterproof trimmers while showering for a better and safer experience.

While trimming

If you want to trim your pubic hair without itching, the first thing you should know is your skin type. If your skin is very sensitive, always use a gentle trimmer for your bits. In addition to that, you can use shaving cream to protect your skin even more. 

Nevertheless, it’s important to take as much time as you need when trimming the crotch area. Don’t rush into it, or you’ll subconsciously put pressure on the blades and either cut yourself or cause inflammation. 

After trimming

Don’t use aftershave as these areas are sensitive, and aftershave creams would only make it dry. Instead, hydrate the area by using moisturizers or hydrating lotions. Apply ball deodorant after getting dry.

Ball deodorant will absorb sweat and moisture in your groin area and keeps it dry and smooth. Moreover, it can prevent body odor and maintains your body’s freshness.

Now, let’s get into more professional (severe) itching reasons

Not all reasons get back to shaving and trimming pubic hair; sometimes, it’s because of bacteria, parasites, or other infections. In those cases, you might feel severe itching, burning, or even pain in your groin area. So, the moment you feel the itching sensation is not normal and something is wrong down there, visit a specialist and ask for their advice. 

Now, let’s see what might cause severe itching other than razor burn.

Pubic lice (oh, crab!)

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Alt: lice prevention concept with magnifying glass focusing on drawing louse

Pubic lice are tiny insects that live in hairy areas, especially in the pubic. They look like small crabs and feed on your blood. You'll feel severe itching when they bite your skin to draw your blood out. These little parasites are most commonly transmitted by sexual activity. However, you can also get it by being exposed to an infected person’s clothing, towels, bedsheets, and even hair.

If you ever felt severe itching in your pubic area and discovered that these crabs are the reasons behind it, purchase over-the-counter lotions or creams to kill them. Pubic parasites will lay eggs wherever they can. So, to kill them and their eggs, use the lotions as long as needed. You should also consider visiting a doctor if these creams don’t work.

Jock itch

In addition to experiencing constant itching, you may see redness in your groin area that won’t disappear even when you don’t touch the area. In this case, you may be experiencing a jock itch condition.

Joy itch is a fungal infection common in athletes and overweight people. It may happen when you sweat a lot on a hot day. Fungal infection occurs in warm and moist areas and results in severe rashes popping up on the skin. You should ask a specialist for advice if the inflammation is painful or causes a fever. 

However, jock itch is not normally a severe or long-lasting condition. Just by cleansing the area with natural soap and keeping it dry and moisturized, the problem will go away quite easily. But if you want to prevent that, you can use ball deodorant to keep your crotch area clean, dry, and soft.

Other causes

There are other reasons behind the itchy feeling in the pubic area, which we’ll lay out in the following. However, these disorders are rare, and you shouldn’t be worried about them.

  • Eczema
  • Folliculitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Candidiasis (yeast infection)

Our final solution…

The same treatments can be used for shaving and trimming the groin area, as their sharp blades are the main cause of shaving bumps. Although the irritation more commonly happens when using shavers, sharp-bladed trimmers can also bring about the same.

Suppose you have sensitive skin and want to shave your private area safely. In that case, you should consider altering to hedge trimmers for men on the market specifically designed for sensitive areas. The closer you get to your skin when shaving off the hair, the more likely it becomes to get shave bumps and feel itchy. Also, women would like it better when you have smooth, inflammation-free skin rather than completely hairless, razor-burnt skin.

So, use gentle blades for your private areas and trim pubic hair without itching ever again.

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