The following are the most frequently asked questions about Venus products and shaving with sensitive skin.

Venus Sensitive

Q. Will I get the best shave with a new, sharp razor?

A. Yes. A dull razor blade can cause more nicks, cuts, and skin irritation than a new, sharp blade. Dull blades can pull at body hair and feel rough when gliding across skin, resulting in more irritation post-shave. Sharp razors move more smoothly across the skin. Using a sharp razor also leads to a better and quicker shave, whereas a dull razor might require a few passes over the same area to effectively cut the hairs at the surface and increase the chance of irritating skin.

Q. What’s the best way to shave irritated, sensitive skin?

A. Patients can use Venus Sensitive Razors with SkinElixir Technology to safely shave irritated areas. SkinElixir protects sensitive skin with high-quality, hydrating lubrication that surrounds the blades for glide and provides up to 0% irritation-free shaving. For more information about shaving with sensitive skin, please visit our patient resource page.

Q. Can a razor be shared?

A. No. Patients should not share razors for safety and hygiene purposes. Patients can get nicked or cut while shaving and put themselves at risk for infection and irritation.

Q. Is there a difference between women and men’s razors?

A. Yes. Women’s razors are designed to shave large body areas in a single session and are designed to have an oval shape so they can easily shave tighter areas with less irritation. Women’s razors may also have additional lubrication to better protect the skin when shaving larger areas like legs. Since body-shaving often requires gripping the handle in multiple positions, razor handles made for women are typically easier to grip in different positions.

Q. Is shaving sensitive areas, like a bikini line too difficult to do at home?

A. No. Patients can shave sensitive areas in the comfort and privacy of their own home by shaving properly and using the right shaving tools to reduce irritation. To learn more about the technology used to create Venus pubic shaving products, please visit our technology page.

Q. Does shaving cause hair to grow back thicker, faster and darker?

A. No. When a razor cuts away the hair from the surface of the skin, it does not remove the hair entirely, just part of it. The rest of the hair strand and root are still underneath the skin’s surface. Once the hairs start to emerge back through the surface of the skin, they may look and feel thicker due to the blunt end from where the razor cut the hair, but they are the same thickness as before shaving.

Q. Should you press hard on the razor to get a closer shave?

A. No. Patients should be advised that applying too much pressure to the razor blade increases chances of nicks, cuts, and irritation. As long as the razor blade is sharp, they should press lightly on the handle and let the blade do the work.

Q. Will shaving over the same area more than once result in a closer shave?

A. No. Shaving over the same spot multiple times could irritate a patient’s skin. If the first pass of a razor doesn’t give a close enough shave, they should be advised to reapply shaving gel and gently re-shave over the area. If they’re still having trouble achieving a clean shave, it may be time for them to change their razor blade or to try a razor with more blades.

Q. Is using shaving gel necessary, or can I just use soap and water?

A. Yes, shaving gel is necessary. Shaving gels preserve moisture and help protect the skin from irritation. Shaving with just soap will dry out skin and increase the chance of irritation.

Q. It is OK to shave without water if you’re in a hurry?

A. No. Shaving dry skin can cause razor burn, ingrown hairs and skin irritation. Soaking the area to be shaved for three to five minutes softens hair follicles and helps the razor glide across skin.

Q. Does waxing cause ingrown hairs, or it is only shaving that causes it?

A. Both waxing and shaving can cause ingrown hairs. Patients should be advised to exfoliate first to remove dead skin before shaving and learn how to shave properly.

Venus for Pubic Hair & Skin

Q. Should I use regular shaving products for my pubic region?

A. Ideally, no. Whenever possible, shaving products (like razors, trimmers, cleansers, and shave gels) designed specifically for use in pubic areas should be used when grooming the pubic region. As an area with sensitive and delicate skin, using product made with this in mind is the best way to prevent irritation, nicks, cuts, and discomfort.

Q. How is pubic hair different than hair on other parts of my body?

A. Body hair (like the type that grows on our legs and arms) is different from pubic hair. While most body hair grows straight and in a similar pattern, pubic hair:

  • Is curly
  • Grows in higher density
  • Is 2x as thick
  • Grows in multiple different directions
  • Is wrapped in sensitive nerves

Because of this, pubic hair grooming is more difficult and sensitive than other areas of the body.

Q. Why is it more difficult to shave the pubic region?

A. The pubic region contains crevices, folds, and more pliable skin – which makes it more difficult to shave than other areas of the body. To get the best possible shave (and to reduce skin irritation), using a razor specifically designed for the pubic area is a great choice.

Q. How can I avoid nicks & cuts when shaving?

A. Bumps, nicks, cuts, and redness are common side effects of an in-effective shave. To have a more precise and comfortable shave, we recommend using a multi-blade razor with an irritation defense bar and optimally spaced low cutting force blades.

Q. Does shaving cause dry skin?

A. Yes! Shaving can irritate the top layer of the skin, resulting in increased dryness and ashiness. Using hydrating shave gel to protect the skin while having and applying a skin serum after shaving are both options for reducing post-shave dryness.

Q. Is it safe to use an exfoliant on my pubic area?

A. Yes, as long as the exfoliant is made to be used in pubic areas. Exfoliants for this area of the body should be free of parabens, dyes, fragrances, and silicones, and should be gentle on delicate skin.

Q. How can I reduce the number of ingrown hairs from shaving my pubic region?

A. Ingrown hairs occur after a hair is trapped under the skin, often after shaving. To reduce your risk of developing ingrown hairs after shaving your pubic region, you should:

  • Use a pubic area exfoliant to release trapped hairs
  • Use an pubic area razor for precision shaving
  • Use a daily soothing serum to gentle exfoliate and hydrate skin

Q. Does the razor I use matter when shaving my pubic areas?

A. Yes. Razors designed for the pubic region are smaller and more precise – allowing for better control and access to hard-to-reach-places. For the best results, pubic area shaving should only be done with tools made for to be used in this delicate area.

Q. Should I moisturize my pubic region after shaving?

A. Yes. As an area of delicate and sensitive skin, hydrating and moisturizing the area after shaving is an essential step to a comfortable and smooth shave.

Q. Why should I choose the Venus for Pubic Hair & Skin?

A. Venus for Pubic Hair & Skin was designed with women’s anatomy in mind. pH balanced and dermatologist tested, all products in this collection are gentle on skin while still offering a precise and effective shave. Learn more about the benefits of Venus for Pubic Hair & Skin by visiting our product information page.