Shaving Tips For Women: How to Shave (the right way!)
To get the very Best Fake Tan, it's important to prepare your skin too. For many of us, skin preparation includes shaving or waxing. For those of us, who enjoy the convenience of shaving, here are some shaving tips to get the best results.
Wet shaving is the best when it comes to shaving. Whether that's using water or a shaving preparation. Making sure that legs, underarms or bikini area are properly moisturized is a vital first step.
Drier hair is must more difficult to cut with a razor, leading to your razors getting blunter more quickly. You want to keep your razors are sharp as possible because a sharp blade is crucial to getting a close, comfortable, snag-free shave.
Tips On Shaving Underarms
Underarms are probably the area where people get their shaving technique wrong. That's because it may feel natural to bring the razor down. However, this direction is incorrect. Here are some of the top tips on the correct way to shave your underarms.
- Moisten skin and prepare the area with a shaving gel.
- Pull the skin under the arm tightly, with the arm lifted.
- Shave from the bottom up.
- Try to remove all hair in one sweep, to minimize skin irritation.
- Avoid applying deodorants or antiperspirants immediately after shaving, as doing so can result in stinging skin.
- Moisten skin with water for about three minutes, then apply a thick shaving gel. Water plumps up the hair, making it easier to cut, and the shaving gel helps retain the moisture.
- Use long, even strokes without applying excessive pressure. Shave carefully over bony areas like ankles, shins and knees.
- For knees, bend slightly to pull the skin tight before shaving, as folded skin is difficult to shave.
- Stay warm to prevent goose bumps, as any irregularity in the skin surface can complicate shaving.
- Wire-wrapped blades, like those made by Schick® or Wilkinson Sword, help prevent careless nicks and cuts. Don't press too hard! Simply let the blade and handle do the work for you
- Remember to shave in the direction of hair growth. Take your time and shave carefully over sensitive areas. For a closer shave, carefully shave against the grain of hair growth.
- Moisten skin and apply a thick shaving gel.
- Lift your arm up while shaving to pull skin tight.
- Shave from the bottom up, allowing the razor to glide over the skin.
- Avoid shaving the same area more than once, to minimize skin irritation.
- Wire-wrapped blades, like those made by Schick® or Wilkinson Sword, help prevent careless nicks and cuts. Don't press too hard! Simply let the blade and handle do the work for you.
- Avoid applying deodorants or antiperspirants immediately after shaving, as doing so can result in irritation and stinging. To prevent this, shave underarms at night and give the area time to stabilize before using deodorant.
- Moisten hair for three minutes with water and then apply a thick shaving gel. This preparation is a must, as the hair in the bikini area tends to be thicker, denser and curlier, making it more difficult to cut.
- Handle the skin in the bikini area gently, as it is thin and tender.
- Shave horizontally, from the outside to the inside of the upper thigh and groin area, using smooth even strokes.
- Shave frequently year-round to keep the area free of irritation and ingrown hairs.
Post shave tips and tricks
Skin is at its most sensitive immediately after shaving. To prevent inflammation, let skin rest at least 30 minutes before:
- Applying lotions, moisturizers or medications. If you must moisturize immediately following shaving, select a cream formula rather than a lotion, and avoid exfoliating moisturizers that may contain alpha hydroxy acids.
- Going swimming. Freshly shaved skin is vulnerable to the stinging effects of chlorine and salt water, as well as suntan lotions and sunscreens that contain alcohol.