Your pre-shave routine goes a long way in determining how smooth the areas you want to shave turn out to be. It is wrong to shave a dry skin-you can seriously hurt yourself with that.
I have written down some pre-shave routines which I believe could seriously help reduce the bumps and scars you always seem to have whenever you get a shave.
CHOOSING A RAZOR
The tool you would want to use for the shave is very important. Go for a multi-blade razors be it electric or the normal ones. Women shouldn’t use men’s razor because they are designed for the hair growth characteristics of a man’s beard.
Get new razors every 2 week-depending on how many times you shave.
This process gets rid of excess oil and dead skin cells that could obstruct the razor or irritate your skin. You can use exfoliating gloves, dry brush or cloth to exfoliate the area you are planning to shave.
Use warm water because it will help soften your follicles and encourage your pores to open, making for a closer shave.
THE BEST TIME TO SHAVE
The best time to shave is after a shower. Shaving after your shower will give the hairs time to absorb the water and allow for an easier shave.
USE A LUBE
Apply a lubricant to the area you want to shave. I think that a shaving cream is the best lubricant because it is tailored for this specific purpose- to soften the hair and moisturizes the skin. The razor should never contact your skin without some kind of lubricant.
GO IN TWO DIRECTIONS
Always have it at the back of your mind that your shave should be in two directions, you can’t always be sure that the razor will get all hairs if you go a particular direction, so I go both ways. If you want to get the best result shave in smaller strokes. This is to ensure that you are able to remove all the hairs that you want to get rid of without having to do so continuously.
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