Ouch: Pubic-Hair Grooming Injuries Are On The Rise

Razor_AustinWattsIllustrated by Austin Watts.
Apparently, we really need to start paying more attention in the shower. Jezebel reports that the number of pubic-hair grooming injuries which have landed people in the hospital increased fivefold between 2002 and 2010. What the what?!
Advertisement
Indeed, 83% of these injuries were related to the use of shaving razors, and women ages 19 to 28 were the most at-risk group. (Jeez, can't us ladies ever catch a break?) So, it seems that (unless we can magically afford laser treatments), women have two major options: Rip the hair out of our skin violently with wax or risk lacerations/rash/abrasion/burn with the ol' razor. Fan-tastic.
So, the takeaway here: Pubic-hair removal is to be taken seriously, done with caution and a really, really good razor. Don't mess around here, ladies. And, hey, if all of this brouhaha makes you reconsider why we assault our most sensitive parts with razors and hot wax, you won't be alone if you decide to go au naturel. (Jezebel)


Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page!
Advertisement

More from Skin Care

We know that our cell phones aren’t always good for us. Tech neck, sleep disturbances, eye strain — all actual health concerns. And of course, not cleaning...
What do you call a price increase that goes from around $240 to nearly $10,000? Words like strange, confusing, and even exploitative may come to mind. ...
Dry, scaly skin can be kind of a nightmare no matter what the season. So, in the spirit of smoother, ultra-hydrated skin, we put together a list of our ...
(Paid Content) Finding a skin-care regimen that keeps skin clear without drying it out isn't easy. Don’t you worry — we’ve got you on this one. Together ...
When it comes to pretty much, well, everything, it’s no secret that millennials expect swift service, same-day delivery, and overall efficiency. Our need ...
Since we’re all well aware of the dangers of tanning beds — and too much time in natural sunlight sans SPF — self-tanners are the perfect solution when the...
This isn't news to anyone, but I feel it bears repeating: Acne scars suck. Anyone who has suffered from post-pimple hyperpigmentation knows this truth to ...
(Paid Content) If achieving clear, glowing, incredible skin were as easy as slathering on a single cream, we’d be the first in line to scoop it up. But ...
We’ve all seen the studies about why sleep is so important — a full eight hours keeps our bodies and brains more fit, happy, and focused. As it turns out, ...
The moment when you suddenly realize you're an adult can come amid a seemingly random activity — depositing money in your newly formed 401k, making dinner ...
For a long time, the word "peel" meant one of two things in the beauty world: a) You've spent too much time in the sun sans sunscreen and are now suffering...
The first time I ever experienced ultrasound during a facial was around six months ago, on aesthetician Mashell Tabe's table. She coated my skin in a ...
I've never been the kind of girl to do an at-home peel. Just the thought of swiping powerful chemical exfoliants over my face conjured up horrible images...
In the not-so-distant past, you likely had one, maybe two moisturizing options: lotion, or a slightly denser cream. The choice was nice, simple, and way ...