Ladies, it’s time to get a little personal. Body hair is one of those things you either love or hate about your body, but with beach season upon us, it’s likely you’re going to have to make a decision about whether you’re going as a hairless cat, a yeti, or somewhere in between. But if you’re like us and have left it too late to organise an appointment with your beautician then take a look at this emergency hair care guide!
Believe it or not, men’s razors may just be your saviour this season. Designed to remove thick hairs on the face, men’s razor-blades are specifically designed for the sensitive facial area with the blades packed tighter than in women’s razors. This means they are super effective and less likely to cause irritation!
Teched Up Razor
Only need a razor for emergencies? Don’t waste money on a whole bottle of shaving cream. Instead, opt for a razor with an added gel or soap component designed for use without shaving cream. You’ll thank us later.
Scrub-a-dub-dub! Exfoliation removes dead skin to leave your legs glowing! Exfoliation is a great way to prepare for a cleaner shave, eliminating the chance of ingrown hairs (ew)!
Shave At The End
During a shower, the hot water and steam will slowly open up your pores. This is the perfect time to begin shaving as your razor will make greater contact with the hair follicles!
Missing Shaving Cream? Don’t Soap Up
Hands up for those who have shaved with soap before! Stop it right away. Soaps contain ingredients that will clog up your razor blades, dulling them in the process. This could eventually cause irritation, nicks, ingrown hairs, and infections. So, just don’t.
Shave Downward, Then Upward
We’ve all heard that old saying of shaving with the grain (and it’s totally true), however, to really get that smooth groove you can go over it once again by going against the grain, letting you properly reach the root of each hair.
Remember when I mentioned that you should go down and then up? Not when you’re shaving around the knee area. Because of the weird curve of your knee, simply going up and down won’t be enough to catch all the hair. Try going sideways instead!
Instead of making long strokes, try to keep the movements shorter. This way you will catch every last hair, preventing irritation in the process.
Instead of wasting your money on new razor heads, keeping your razors clean after each use will make them last longer. After each use, hold your razor under hot running water for 10 seconds to remove cream and hair buildup.
Our tip is to sterilise them with rubbing alcohol every now and again to prevent bacteria from making contact with your skin. Just be sure to dry your razor with a clean hand towel after to prevent rust.
Moisturising after a shave is essential to restore those much needed nutrients and hydration to your skin.
Prevent Razor Burn
Nobody likes an itchy skin, be it on their legs or private areas. Smear some tea tree oil on your freshly shaven parts, as it contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties or opt for some specialised Fur Oil. Read more about Fur Oil here.
Slap on some sunscreen when you go out. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun after a shave, or even a wax, because the protective layer of your skin has been removed.
Give your skin the treatment it deserves this season, and stay tuned for more Beauty News!