When it comes to hair removal, we all like to believe that we know what we do.
But with years of practice, the opportunity for cultivating bad habits always comes along.
It’s all too easy to forget the basic rules of de-fuzzing, from those cheeky dry shaves when running late (ouch) to tackling your ‘pits with a blunt razor (no, no and no).
But we’re providing a refresher for those of you who opt for hair removal.
Whether it’s your first foray into this fuzz-free life or you’re a shaving world veteran, here’s a dose reminder and don’t make sure you get the best outcome.
You might have heard all of that before.
But still, this one will make a difference.
You can buy any body scrub from the market, but if you want you can make your own DIY scrub
- Take 3 tablespoons of granulated white sugar, to this add 1 tablespoon of honey and add a tablespoon of lemon.
- Mix it well and scrub your body before shaving it.
- This will also reduce the chance of ingrown hair to a great extent.
While shaving itself is a pretty good form of exfoliation, you should always give a gentle scrub to your legs before contact with the razor.
A gentle pre-shave exfoliation session to remove dead skin cells ensures new and healthy skin on the body.
If you have too many dead skin cells it can clog the razor blade, which means less effective shave, so remove away any dry skin by using an exfoliating into your calves, knees, and thighs.
Do Not Use Hot Water
Before shaving is key, soaking your limbs in the shower for a few minutes it opens up your pores and allows softening of the leg hairs, resulting in a closer shave.
But though warm water is your mate, most certainly it is not to scorch hot water.
If the temperature is too high, the pores of your skin may close, meaning your shave will not be as close to each other.
Keep it toasty and mind, not roasting.
ALWAYS USE SHORTER STROKES
Often shave against the grain while pruning your pins, which means starting at your ankles and working your way up.
So keeping it quick so simple-shorter strokes mean you are more in charge and less likely to lose the hair.
Speaking of power, make sure the right razor is used for the job.
Ankle and knees are not the easiest to surf.
DO USE A RAZOR WITH MULTIPLE BLADES
Unlike your leg, the hair under our arms tends to sprout all the way up they don’t have hair in one direction.
To remove every last hair make sure you use a multiple blade razor.
DON’T SHAVE RIGHT BEFORE A VACATION
If you are about to go into sunnier climates, the day before you leave, do your armpit deforestation.
The skin on your underarms can be sensitive to heat, sand to chlorine can all create havoc on open pores, causing redness and discomfort.
Save yourself from the pain by making pre-holiday arrangements.
Use a gentle touch when shaving, and shave in the way it feels most relaxed.
SHAVE ONLY DURING NIGHT
Shaving rash is the worst thing and sometimes the culprit is to spray deodorant onto freshly-shaven skin.
Before you sleep tackling your underarms might make it a thing of the past.
It’s when every cell in our body renews and recovers during sleep, so shaving before bed helps your skin to regenerate overnight, meaning healthier-looking underarms.
They’ll be ready for action by morning.
DON’T LEAVE YOUR RAZORS IN THE SHOWER
Here’s a tip to save money, from us to you.
Showers are perfect for actual shaving, but dry your razor off and put it somewhere else until you’re done.
Why? For what? If you have a razor with built-in moisture bars, if they are in the tub, the water will strip them down quicker.
You should get around ten shaves per razor, so take care of your stash and get more bang for your buck.