Who doesn’t love smooth and hair free arms and legs? But the hassle of shaving is a bit too much. We all want to make our shave last longer and for the same purpose, keep trying tips from our granny to the latest advice by the dermatologists. There are several popular hair removal techniques including waxing and laser techniques, with the former being too painful and time consuming and the latter being expensive. Thus most women turn to good old shaving.
Shaving gives a sense of cleanliness and beauty. With a perfectly smooth and hair-free face, arms, and even legs you feel more confident and geared up to carry out the assigned tasks. This is true even for males at this point in time. The main problem for women when it comes to shaving is its short span and how often you have to do it to maintain great results.
However there are quite a few myths linked with shaving and making it last longer. In order to extract facts from myths, we bring you these 7 tips and tricks for women to help them retain their shave for a longer duration.
1. Shower before you shave
It is a well-known fact that hair become soft and easier to manage when they are wet. Thus showering before shaving allows hair to be immersed in water so that they are easier to shave off.
2. Exfoliate for a closer shave
The dead skin on the top of your legs can trap much small hair. Exfoliating ensures that the skin is free of any layer that would not allow the razor to work its magic. So exfoliate if you want to get a closer shave.
3. Use a Shaving Cream Liberally
Because the more lathered your skin is, the easier would it be for the razor to glide over your skin and the smoother will be the shave. Thus you can save a lot of time for yourself and avoid the morning rush by stretching your shave a few days more.
4. Start Afresh
The razor blade should not be nicked or blunt. Remember if you don’t use a new blade, you have more chances of getting nicked. On the contrary, the smoother and sharper blade ensures that you have the closest possible shave thus delaying hair re-growth for a few more days.
5. Shave along the Hair’s Direction
Mostly for the legs upward flicks will do but for the other body parts like the arm-pits, the hair growth is not consistent and grows in various different directions. Thus you need to shave in multi-directions to get as close a shave as possible.
6. Achieve a Healthy Glow
The application of moisture should be done while the skin is still a bit wet. Complete removal of water from the skin is ill-advised because it will cause flakes to form on your skin and will not give your skin a healthy glow.
7. Aloe Rubs are great!
Aloe Vera is one of the magical herbs that are a star when it comes to sin. If rubbed onto freshly shaved skin, aloe vera slows the hair growth thus making your shave last longer.