How to Shave the Right Way

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On May 06, 2016
How to Shave the Right Way

Whether it is shaving your legs, under arms, or other bodily areas, the shaving process can result in adding an extra 10 minutes or so to our beauty routines. Not to mention, shaving in a hurry or the wrong way can lead to an uh-oh, leaving ingrown hairs, deep cuts, or dark spots. Not to fear because with a few of these key pointers, they can definitely help alleviate the stressors of shaving.

3 Blade Razor: Investing in a razor with at least 3 blades is money well spent because not only will it help cut your shaving time in half but also prevent shaving cuts. Although cheap, disposable razors sound good in theory and are convenient at times, they do not include a lubricated strip. This makes your skin more prone to the possibility of receiving a shaving cut or two. Ouch!

Warm water is a must: When it is time for shaving, using hot water while in the tub or shower does more harm than good because it causes your pores to close. Utilizing warm water not only opens up your pores but also softens the hairs.

Photo Credit: Shutter Stock
Photo Credit: Shutter Stock

Less is more: A thin layer of shaving cream is an adequate amount to get the job done. Piling on too much can clog your blades, making the process much more difficult than it has to be. Here’s a little secret – if you are low on shaving cream essentials, hair conditioner can also do the trick.

Cut it down: If you want to be hair-free, then it is pivotal to first remove the extra hair with an electric razor. It can help ease the possibility of your razor becoming clogged as well as help you avoid missed patches of hair.

One last thing to remember is to shave in short strokes especially if you are shaving from the ankle to your knee. Also, always shave in the same direction if you want to stay away from ingrown hairs. Happy shaving!


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