It may be cold outside, but that doesn't mean you get to go all hairy on us! Check out these must-have skin care tips for shaving, straight from BIC experts, that will help keep those stems sensually touchable:
Shave at Night. Shaving removes dead skin cells and the superficial layer of your skin. While this process is actually healthy for your skin, it also reduces your skin's defense for a couple of hours.
Shaving at night will give your skin the entire night to recover its strength and suppleness to resist irritation.
Shave Clean Skin. Try not to shave any part of your body without having your skin perfectly clean. This will help prevent infection or bumps.
Apply hot water or shave after showering. Hot water actually diminishes hair toughness, which can increase blade longevity, and wet hair is easier to shave.
Apply Shaving Cream or Gel. Once your hair is softened, the razor will glide more easily over your skin, avoiding damage.
Shaving cream/gel with Aloe Vera is preferred to normal soap, as it will be gentler on your skin and lift your hair.
Use a Sharp Blade. Keep in mind that the duller the blade, the more irritated your skin will become. Change your blades regularly, especially if your have sensitive skin.
On sensitive areas, such as bikini and underarms, shaving with a dull blade can result in red spots!
Soothe and Hydrate Your Skin. After shaving, the skin is both dry and irritated. Apply an alcohol-free after shave to re-moisturize your skin and avoid the feeling or razor burn.
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