Can You Use a Beard Trimmer for Private Parts?

It was discovered that men began shaving 100,000 years ago in the Stone Age by using clam shells as tweezers initially, then sharpening the shells to use as a razor to remove unwanted hair.

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    Beard hair and pubic hair are very similar in thickness and texture.
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    Beard trimmers can be used in the pubic area if they meet particular criteria, such as lightweight, powerful motors, stainless steel blades, safety guards, and different-sized guards.
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    It is safer to use a trimmer devoted only to the pubic area and not the same one you use on your face to reduce the risk of infection.
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    Always clean your trimmer after every use to avoid breeding bacteria and causing an infection in your pubic area.
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    Preparation and aftercare are just as important as selecting the right trimmer to keep your skin healthy.

Shaving with copper razors can be traced back to 3000 B.C. in Egypt for women. Electric razors entered the picture in the late 1920s and have become more sophisticated as time passed. Now there are specific trimmers for face, body, and pubic hairs.

Beard vs pubic hair – are they similar?

Beard hair and pubic hair are similar in thickness and texture. Most people do not like the thought that they have pubic hair growing on their faces, but technically they do. Beard and pubic hair both begin growing after puberty. However, beard hair grows longer and thicker than pubic hair.

Same trimmer for beard and privates

Technically you can use the same trimmer for your beard and pubic area, but dermatologists would not recommend that. It is best to have two separate ones. Even if you clean it appropriately, there is a chance you can transfer bacteria from your groin to your face since it was not professionally sterilized. Many groins harbor bacteria like Staphylococcus, which can be hard to eradicate. Groins are sweaty and smelly areas by nature. The introduction of different bacteria can upset the environments of the two different areas. By using your beard trimmer in your pubic area, it will wear out quicker.

If you choose to use the same one for both areas, be sure to practice good hygiene. You should bathe daily to remove dirt and bacteria from your skin and hair. Also, be sure to clean your trimmer properly after each use and after each area that you use it on to prevent the transfer of bacteria.

Keeping your trimmer clean is paramount. Otherwise, you will breed bacteria and implant it into your hair follicles which will cause skin infections. Remove the trimmer blades and soak them for several minutes in 70% alcohol. Wipe down the trimmer with alcohol as well. It must be cleaned after every use and every area being trimmed. Since dull blades can lead to skin nicks and ingrown hairs, replace the blades frequently.

Should you trim your pubic hair?

As long as you do not have a medical condition where your doctor recommends hair removal, trimming or removing pubic hair is a personal preference, just as with facial, scalp, and body hair. Many believe it makes them more presentable or attractive, while others consider it a unique expression of themselves. Some feel it is more hygienic and makes them feel cleaner. In many cases, people just do not like pubic hair.

Preparation for trimming pubic hair

Before trimming your pubic hair, take a warm shower to soften the hair and clean your body with soap or body wash. Some trimmers allow you to use shaving cream or oil. These will help the trimmer glide effortlessly over the skin without friction that can cause irritation and nicks. A handheld mirror may help you visualize the area better to avoid injuring yourself. Pull the skin taut to prevent injury as well. Use slow, light strokes on a lower setting when trimming the pubic area. Also, always trim with the grain (in the direction of hair growth).

Aftercare for trimming

Trimming aftercare is just as critical as prep. It is important to rinse off the soap or shaving cream thoroughly with warm water. Then rinse with a splash of cool water to calm the skin. Be sure to pat dry and never rub the cleanly shaved or trimmed area. If you have any nicks, treat them with an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. Always use a lotion or cream moisturizer after trimming. This will relieve any inflammation or irritation and keep the skin protected. Try to avoid tight-fitting clothes immediately after trimming as they could irritate the area.

Hair removal has been around since the Stone Age. There have been many advances over the years to improve the safety and ease of the experience. Now, trimmers specifically designed for the pubic area are available. Be sure to select a good one that will give you the best performance and keep your pubic area looking good.

How to choose pubic hair trimmer?

If you decide, for whatever reason, to remove your pubic hair, consider these criteria when selecting a trimmer. Make sure your trimmer is high quality with many different size guards, a safety guard, and a powerful motor. Stainless steel or titanium blades last a long time and are durable and hypoallergenic. If you want to use it in the shower, make sure it is waterproof and cordless. Make sure the trimmer is compact and light so you can maneuver it easily. You also want to select one that is easy to clean. They now make trimmers specifically for the pubic area that have a safety switch and round edges. However, you can use a beard trimmer in the pubic area if it meets the above criteria.

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