How To Shave Tips

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The Savvy Guide to Shaving

We hear so many opinions when it comes to getting the perfect shave. Some say it’s better to do it  in a cold shower so you get goose bumps to raise the hair, resulting in a closer shave. Others, that it’s a shave best left for the end of a steamy shower because the hair have been softened. Well, here are some tips to a close shave.

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  • The Right Razor: Use a razor with a moisture strip. Since razors dull over time, be sure to replace your razor after every 5-6 uses.
  • Get a Loofa: It will exfoliate your legs as you apply shave gel or cream before shaving.
  • Gel or Cream It: Instead of basic soap, use a moisturizing shave gel or cream. Your stems need all the moisture they can get and gels/creams not only hydrate, they also allow for a closer, smoother shave.
  • Bump-Free Lotion: After you shave and pat yourself dry, use an alcohol-free lotion to avoid irritating your freshly shaved legs and those unsightly red “razor burn” bumps. 100% pure Shea Butter is always a good bet.

 

How to Shave

  • Temp: Warm. Hot water leaches moisture from your skin.
  • When: At the end of your shower. This way your hair and skin will have time to soften.
  • How: Start from your ankles and shave up. You want to make sure you are shaving against the hair growth. As for your underarms, shave at every angle. Shaving up and down and then in an “X” does the trick.

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Extra Tips

  • Exfoliate: Since shaving actually exfoliates your skin, only exfoliate your legs with a scrub about once or twice a week depending on how often you shave. If you have particularly coarse hair, it’s a good idea to exfoliate a little more than average.
  • Bump Watch: If you are prone to ingrown hairs, try using a cleanser with glycolic acid or apply Tend Skin after shaving.
  • Wax Perhaps: If you have especially thick hair you might want to consider waxing. Waxing is really great for the bikini area, underarms and lower legs.