With plenty of info out there about the best skin care routines, it’s hard to determine fact from fiction. Here are the Do’s & Don’ts about getting the smoothest, softest skin without any pain or any harsh chemicals… The do’s and don’ts of shaving!
Do store your razor correctly – Store your razor in an upright position and somewhere dry. Do not leave it on the bath side in pools of water as this is a breeding ground for bacteria. Blades that hang out for long periods of time in the shower are more likely to need to be changed.
Don’t soak in the bath for too long before shaving – This will compromise the smoothness of the shave. The skin will over hydrate and swell slightly as it begins to absorb water. The optimum time for a pre-shave soak is approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
Do stretch and shave – The underarm skin and behind the knees is supple and flexible to allow movement at these jointed areas, which can make it harder to shave as the skin moves with the razor. To keep areas as tight as possible for cleaner shave, stretch your arm up and reach your hand behind your shoulder, and pull your leg straight.
Don’t rub your razor to try to clean it with brushes or towels simple rinsing should do the job – you could blunt the blade and damage the coatings, these blades are incredibly fine and you need the coating.
Do leave fiddly bits until last – Ankles, back of knees and thigs are best dealt with as you get into the flow of a shave and are most in control of the razor.
Don’t worry about direction – Modern razors, such as Venus, are so effective that you can shave in any direction. However, the hairs on our underarm area grown in random directions so for a truly clean shaven feeling you need to work in a variety of directions also.
Do moisturize skin – The skin on your legs contains far fewer oil glands than on your face or back so it is vital to maintain a healthy surface barrier with moisturizing creams. It is very important to moisturize after shaving!
Don’t apply too much pressure on your razor – Putting too much pressure on your razor can cause nicks and cuts. Let an outstanding razor like the Venus Breeze do the work for you. Keep the blades flat against your skin so the razor can do its job. Use a light touch to get a relaxing and close shave.
Do change the blade on your razor – Older cartridges tend to harbor bacteria and rust the blades causing bumps and infections. Newer blades are more likely to give cleaner shaves as oppose to duller razors.