Friday, January 25, 2013

Razors and Shaving

Hey, just another quick post about shaving tips and routines here-seems like it is quite a popular topic lately! Like I have said many times before, it's probably my least-favorite routine, but I do it a couple times a week. Oh, what we suffer through for smooth legs! Have any of you ever used a safety razor? My current favorite/most used manual razor is a refillable razor, and I usually purchase the triple-bladed safety blades for it. However, what I find myself reaching for more and more is my electric wet/dry shaver. There are pros and cons with it, but I think the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. The electric razor I have doesn't shave quite as close as the manual razor-the effect doesn't last as long before I need to shave again! However, it drastically reduces the time needed, so I usually prefer the faster option, even if it means doing it again just a few days later. 

Another way to make the shaving process easier is to be sure and get your skin good and wet beforehand. Even though I have a wet/dry shaver, I always use it in the shower! I found very quickly that letting some very warm water soak in softens the skin, and makes shaving easy and painless. 

Something else I learned early on is to change the blades on my refillable razor (or replace the disposable razor) often enough. Otherwise your razor/blades will get dull, or clogged and end up nicking your legs. The pain doesn't last long, but it is quite sharp while it's there!

Lastly, and I can't mention it enough, is to apply a moisturizing product to your legs after shaving. Whether you use a hydrating lotion, or prefer something more natural like an oil (I've heard of people who use coconut oil, and say it works great), keeping your skin hydrated is key! Especially with the weather we're having right now (it was 9 degrees outside when I went to the grocery store earlier this week) I have found myself needing to moisturize my skin a couple times a day. 

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1 comment:

  1. I keep forgetting to moisturize at the end...thanks for reminding me the most imp. step of all!