For most of us, shaving is just that… shaving; we don’t really think much about it.
We don’t know about how to shave to achieve the smooth finish you would have gotten if you had gone to wax.
In our minds, shaving with a razor cannot give us the smooth finish we want to have and that is where we are very wrong.
There really are techniques you can adapt to make shaving a very cool experience with no bumps and ingrown hairs and cuts resulting in black spots.
Prep The Area To Be Shaved
Pre-shave prep includes trimming the hair if it’s too much and soaking your skin in warm water and patting it dry (which will soften your skin and hair, making it easier to get a close shave). You can also decide to exfoliate with a wet washcloth or a scrub to remove dead skin cells, allowing the blade to get closer to the skin.
Apply shaving cream
We didn’t say soap oo! We said shaving cream. Some of you think using soap and water provides a great lubricant for helping the razor glide along the skin, but it may have an astringent effect (it will shrink the body tissues), leading to dry, flaky skin after drying. Remember to use fragrance-free shaving cream on the area because creams with fragrance can irritate the delicate skin.
Don’t shave in different directions! You need to pay attention to the direction in which your hair grows and shave in that direction to prevent ingrown hairs. Pull the skin taut and pass the razor over the area once and this once should be fine, especially if you’re using a razor that has many blades.
Rinse away any excess shaving cream and dry off. Apply an unscented, alcohol-free moisturizer to both sides of the bikini line to lock in the moisture and avoid over-drying, which leads to further irritation.
After following these techniques meticulously, remember to change your razors often so not to give yourself an infection.