Oh finally the weather is heating up! Have you broken into your summer clothes yet? I just got down the box of swimsuits and beach hats, excited! One nuisance that goes along with summertime is that us women have to think about shaving our legs again…
Okay, think about shaving them more often that is. I swear, I shave in the winter! 😉
Here are some top tips for a smooth (not stubbly) shave :
1. Three is the Magic Number
There was a study done by Gillette saying that 3-blades are the best for reducing ingrown hairs and post itch or burn. The 5-blades are sure nifty and tempting, but opt for less says experts. Also, never use a disposable razor – they are nick masters. Choose a razor with interchangeable heads that pivot, like the Venus by Gillette.
Some might want to just get right to it, but save shaving for last. The longer you are in the shower, the better chance you’ll get a closer shave due to softer hairs, and the steam of the shower opening up your pores.
3. Cream over Suds
Sometimes body wash might be more convenient, but shaving cream is truly better. It won’t clog up your pores like soap or gel can. Also avoid shaving creams with alcohol or fragrance – they are more drying. Instead look for moisturizing and sensitive formulas. Next time you are shopping, check out Satin Care Shaving Cream by Gillette.
4. Have Patience
Wait awhile before you dive into the pool or ocean. Jumping into the ocean (or chlorine pool) can irritate the skin. The wait request also applies to moisturizing with lotion. To lesson irritation, be patient!
5. Direction is key
Keep your skin relaxed and shave in the direction of the hair. In more difficult places or where hair grows from various angles, pull the skin slightly to shave easier. For sensitive bikini areas, the Venus Bikini Trimmer is an awesome product to keep the bikini trimmed. It shortens the hair, and keeps the bikini area controlled.
More about Venus Bikini Trimmer: a single, guarded pivoting blade that stops the need for use of scissors and battery-operated devices. It makes it easy to have a clean bikini, and it is a lot less risky that the alternatives! It’s a very nice trimmer.
Purchase a 3-pack of the Venus Bikini Trimmer on Amazon.com for $16.47 ($5.49/each).
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