IT is something that nobody (not even our parents!) ever really talks or guide us about, and yet, it is something that we probably do rather often in our personal grooming routine. Yes, we are referring to the sort of taboo subject of shaving.
Whether you are a man or a woman, shaving often marks a step into the realm of adulthood. But for many of us, are younger days are probably plagued by little nicks.
Now that we have pushed those inexperienced moments out of the way, let’s look at some simple as well as next level shaving tips for that gloriously silky skin.
Use a sharp and clean razor
When it comes to replacing your razor or blade, a good school is thought is better often than late. A new pair of razor that is sharp and rust-free can guarantee a clean and close shave. On the other hand, blades that are dull can cause those unseemly nicks and cuts. Depending on how often you shave, a good replacement period is between a week and a month (or after five to ten shaves).
Store your razor in a dry space
The last thing you would want to do is shave with a razor that is already rusted. When you use a rusty razor, you are at risk of contracting fungal and bacterial infection…not flattering! And this is exactly why you need to always maintain your tool. Keep your razors away from a wet and moist environment. After use each time, be sure to pat it dry with a towel.
Lather on that shaving cream
Many might consider this product unnecessary, or even a cunning scheme by companies to go after our hard earned money. But shaving creams is a much better option to condition skin, which will then soften hair as well as hair follicle. A well conditioned skin also translates to lesser irritation. In the event of the absence of shaving cream, an alternative to consider is hair conditioner.
Go against the direction of hair growth
Shaving against the direction of hair growth provides a closer shave experience. When it comes to the legs, a good starting point is your ankle. Begin from there and slowly work your way up. Shaving this way will automatically ensure that you are going in the opposite direction of hair growth. Just take note of some shavers out there that are designed to go in both directions. At the same time, remember not to apply too much pressure when you shave.
Do it later in the shower
We get it, shaving can be such a chore and you just want to get it over and done with. But if you start to shave as soon as you step into the shower, you are making a grave mistake. Some dermatologist are of the opinion that being in a shower, especially a warm one, provides a good setting to soften hair and skin. Hence, shaving at the end of the shower means you are shaving over softer hair and open follicles, which can reduce the appearance of stubbles.