Shaving seems pretty simple doesn’t it? Well it really is a simple and affordable hair removal method.
While shaving is a straightforward process, we seem to get the impression that you just take a razor and start shaving.
At least that’s what I used to believe when I shaved.
But there are a few things to consider when shaving, so that you can avoid razor burns, bumps, cuts or getting a not-close-enough-shave. You wouldn’t want some bumps to ruin your perfect skin.
Tip 1. Choosing the Right Razor Can Make All The Difference
The most important shaving tip for women, is to choose a good razor.
After all, the razor is the one that does all the job. Its blades are the ones that cut the hairs. The better they are the more close to the skin they will get, without cutting you or creating burns.
The strip is a good moisturizer and it ensures that the blades won’t drag on the skin. It should glide easily and effortlessly.
Newer, more innovative razors even have a trimmer attached for longer hairs and the blades now adjust to the body’s contour.
Because you’re a woman you must choose a razor that was designed exclusively for women. I can understand that and there are some amazing products for women, like the Panasonic ES2207P or the Gillette Venus Embrace.
They are great, especially the Panasonic ES2207P, which is electric – you pay for it once and use it for many years to come.
However, I believe that the best razor at the moment is Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power. It’s a men’s razor but ladies it’s perfect for your body, too.
It has 5 blades and a precision trimmer, an enhanced lubrastrip, a blade stabilizer, and it works both in manual mode and on battery, for even a better glide.
Most importantly, the Fusion ProGlide Power gets you an incredibly close shave.
Tip 2. Get a Shaving Gel
There’s really no need to get a gel designed especially for women. We might be talking about shaving tips for women but we are not restricted to the products created solely for our gender.
Get any gel, it’s much better than shaving soap. Get a more affordable one, you don’t need to go for the high-end products, unless you want to.
I don’t recommend shaving creams because they might clog the pores and that might lead to razor burns.
I recommend Nivea For Men Sensitive Shaving Gel. It’s an amazing gel, cheap, and it doesn’t have a powerful smell.
Tip 3. Take a Shower Before and Keep the Skin Wet
Wetshaving simply means shaving on a wet skin. You need to take a shower, preferably with hot water before and you need to keep your skin wet until all the hairs have been removed.
You don’t need more than 3 minutes under the hot water until you can strike the first glide of the razor on the skin.
Razors might have strips for a smooth glide but nothing compares to the glide created when hot water comes between the razor and the skin. And the open pores also contribute to preventing burns.
I suggest you do that, unless you want your skin to suffer from side-effects, like redness, irritations, burns, or nicks.
Tip 4. Exfoliation is Essential
While taking that shower before shaving, you should also exfoliate. Use an exfoliating glove or a body scrub.
Exfoliation is crucial if you don’t want ingrown hairs. And it helps a lot in razor burns prevention, too. It’s really and essential tip.
Do it before shaving, to remove all the dead skin cells and then you can exfoliate daily or once every 2-3 days, whatever you prefer.
Tip 5. Shave Against the Direction of the Hair Growth
When you use an epilator or you wax, you do it against the direction of the hair growth.
For the underarms, you’re going to glide the razor in multiple directions since the hair doesn’t grow in just one direction, like it happens on the legs.
I know that these are tips for women, but I should also mention that men should shave with the grain, in the direction of the hair growth in order to avoid ingrown hairs.
These are the 5 most important shaving tips for women but I should also add two more:
6.use a moisturizer after hair removal
7.change the razor or the cartridge frequently (for hygiene purposes and for avoiding getting nicks/burns from a dull blade)
Summing it Up
- Getting the right razor is an essential tip for men and women
- A gel is really important, much better than soap or cream. It doesn’t have to be expensive but you should definitely get one.
- Wetshaving is the way to go.
- Exfoliation is not something you do only when you wax or epilate. It’s crucial for women who shave, too.
- Shave against the direction in which the hair is growing. Men should do it with the grain.
- Use a moisturizer immediately after.
- And change razors/cartridges often – dull blades cause nicks, bumps, burns.
What About You?
Do you have any cool shaving tips that you would like to share? Let me know in a comments bellow.