I know what you’re thinking. I didn’t make it to adult female humanhood without knowing how to shave. But do you? Do you really? Here are 6 simple shaving hacks to ensure silky, smooth, nick-free pins, every time. Just in case.
# 1 – Baste your legs in olive oil
Yes, really. Applying a nourishing oil like olive or coconut the night before you plan to shave can help soften the hair for easy removal.
# 2 – Exfoliate first
Give your gams a good going over with a loofah mitt or exfoliating scrub right before you shave, for a super close and clean result. It’ll also help keep those pesky in-growns at bay.
# 3 – Avoid alcohol
Shaving when drunk is SILLY, obviously. But also avoid alcohol and fragrances in your shaving gel as they can irritate sensitive skins.
# 4 – For the love of all things holy, avoid a dry shave
# 5 – Wait til the end of your shower to shave
By then, the heat will have opened up your pores and the follicles are close to the skin’s surface, making for a smoother result.
# 6 – Don’t keep your razor in the shower
You should be getting five to ten shaves out of your blades. If you find that you’re starting to nick yourself or get skin irritations before that time, chances are your razor has gone dull. You should ensure you dry out your razor after each shave to increase its lifespan.
Follow these steps and we promise you’ll be celebrating your silky smooth pins in no time:
We think razors are an essential in every busy woman’s beauty arsenal, so in November we’re sharing one of our favourites with bellabox subscribers. Everyone will receive one of BIC’s new Soleil Glow Disposable Razors as an additional bonus to try. With three flexi blades and comfort shield surrounding them, it promises a speedy application every time, with less chance of dreaded nicks!