There’s nothing more frustrating than a failed shaving sesh. You know, the one we are talking about… where you are left with bumps, irritation, redness and those dreaded ingrown hairs.
You may want to stay away from shaving altogether, but the thought of waxing may send you into a panic and you are just not ready to go fully without shaving, so what’s a gal to do?
Well, it’s a good thing you are here, because we have you covered. Keep reading for our top tips for the closest, smoothest shave, everyone will be begging for your secrets!
Prep your skin first
First things first! Don’t even think about putting a razor blade anywhere near your skin if you have not opened up your pores first, trust us on this.
If you’ve ever shaved without opening up your pores first, it may have hurt and the razor blade may not have glided smoothly over your skin at all. This is a recipe for irritation!
Prep your skin and open up those pores by enjoying a steamy shower or soaking in a tub full of bubbles for at least 10 minutes before you get to work. In the meantime, cleanse your skin to remove dirt and impurities that may clog up your razor.
Our CHARCOAL + CLAY bar is just what you need to remove deep down impurities for skin that is refreshed and prepped for the next step!
Exfoliation comes next.
A good scrub helps to further open up your pores and remove dead skin build up that can clog your razor and contribute to all sorts of woes, ingrown hair being a top contender.
You always want to exfoliate before your shave, not after. Not only because it helps to remove that dead skin we mentioned above, but exfoliating afterwards, when your skin is vulnerable, may cause irritation and burning.
Our TIME TO EXFOLIATE Charcoal Scrub pairs perfectly with the cleansing bar and is all you need to ensure your skin is fully ready for your razor blade.
Rinse your blade often
You’ve cleansed and exfoliated to ensure no dead skin clogs up your blade, but your hair after each stroke can! A clogged blade means potential skin irritation, something we really want you to avoid, so be sure to rinse your blade often throughout your shaving routine.
Use the right shaving cream
Some shaving creams may provide a nice creamy lather, but they can also be quite drying and cause irritation, kind of defeating the purpose of a good shave. Make sure to test them on a small section of your skin first to see how they work for you.
Some people enjoy using straight up coconut oil or even hair conditioners for a silky-smooth shave but without that drying irritation.
Close the pores with cold water
Warm water opens your pores and preps them, cold water closes them so be sure to enjoy a shot of cold water to close your pores so you can avoid irritation. Cold water is great for your skin and blood circulation too!
Protect your skin with a balm
Do be sure to keep your skin protected with a rich oil or a healing balm to act as a protective barrier on your skin. What you do after your shave really matters so do not skip this step! Some pure, plant-based ingredients are all you really need, especially if your skin is extra sensitive and prone to redness.
Keep your razor dry
Also, remember to rinse and dry your razor when your shaving session is over, a wet blade means a dull blade which means potentially unhappy skin and a less than perfect shave.
There you have it! Follow these tips and you are all set for the smoothest, silkiest shave and most importantly, comfortable and healthy skin!
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