Shaving is still the most popular method for hair removal when comes to armpits, legs and bikini zone.
Yes, shaving your hairs will only cause them to grow more and become thicker. But most women still prefer this method. And there are a few reasons: It is the fastest and the less painful way.
But shaving can irritate and harm your skin if you are not doing it carefully. It can cause ingrown hairs and small razor cuts are leaving your skin vulnerable to skin infections.
So what is the safest way to shave?
No need to worry, we have a few tips for you on how to protect your skin and prevent any skin irritations.
6 Shaving Tips for Smooth and Healthy Skin:
1. Buy a good razor
The first thing you need to do is to buy a good razor and the better choice is a multi-blade razor.
Multi-blade razors will do the job much faster. So you do not need to irritate your skin with multiple moves on your skin, you will remove all the hairs in one or two moves. And that will cause fewer skin irritations and will reduce the chance to cut yourself.
What you should also pay attention to is a head of a razor. Go for the ones that have a flexible one, rather than fixed. This is because razors with flexible heads will easily glide over your body’s curves and will reduce the chance of nicks.
2. Change blades regularly
As soon as your blade gets dull, you should change it, even worse if it gets rusty.
So don’t try to save money like this because it can affect your health.
Specialists say that you should use one blade for five to seven times. It also depends on how much are your hairs thick and how often you need to shave. But, approximately you should get a new razor every two weeks.
3. Shave at the end of your shower
When comes to shaving, timing can also help your shaving sessions go smoothly. So the best time to shave is at the end of the shower.
This is because your skin will be hydrated and soft and will respond best to the razor.
4. Use shaving gel
You should never use a razor without shaving gel or cream.
Gel or cream will make a protection layer on your skin and will also soften your hair which will lead to easier shaving.
And also, you should never shave your skin dry because this will result in shaving burns and nicks, which can be very painful and harm your skin.
If you are a fan of natural products, an excellent choice instead of a shaving cream or gel is a coconut oil.
You can also use a hair conditioner if you don’t have any of these products at hand. The conditioner will also soften the hair and make the shaving easier and more comfortable.
5. Trim first and shave lightly
It’s easier to shave if your hairs are shorter, therefore if you shave more frequently it will be easier for you. And it is okay to shave more often, even daily as long as the skin is not irritated and is protected adequately.
The thing you should also avoid is to push a razor too hard onto your skin. This can irritate the skin and you can easily get razor cuts.
So go lightly with the razor over your skin, there is no need to push it too hard. The razor will do the job nevertheless.
6. Going against the grain?
Many experts advise that it is the best to shave in the same direction as the hair grows, but it mostly applies on men’s facial shaving.
But when it comes to your legs it’s completely okay to go against the grain.
On the other hand, on some body parts where you often get ingrown hairs and razor burns (like bikini zone), it is advisable to shave in the same directions as hair grows.