Shave the Day Before You Head to the Beach or Pool
By shaving the day before you plan on heading to the beach or your local pool, you'll decrease your risk of vaginal irritation or infected pores, Dr. Gupta said. "Open pores may not be ready for unfriendly skin environments such as sun, chlorine, and salt water," she explained, because they can cause stinging and burning.
So if you're the type of person who shaves the morning before a beach trip, you might want to reconsider since this could leave your skin vulnerable to irritation. If you do want to groom that morning, Dr. Gupta recommends using hair clippers, which "are just close enough to the skin without opening up the pores." And if you get waxed, do that at least 24 hours prior, she said.