Effective Shaving Tips For Both Men And Women

Shaving

Okay, who said that you couldn’t learn a new thing or two about shaving? More and more of us are becoming aware of unwanted hair that can be quite embarrassing at the best of times, especially for teenagers. Do we actually know how to shave correctly?

This article aims to outline a few simple do’s and don’ts about shaving such as nicks and cuts, unsightly regrowth and most of all, to make it a pleasurable, unpainful experience with the best results possible. The better the shave, the more confident you’ll feel.

If women had a choice at birth they would choose not to have any body hairs other than on their head and eyebrows. Men are starting to feel the same way about certain parts of their body.

If you are reading this article it only means that you have some doubt about your shaving routine and could do with learning a thing or two about shaving and if you follow some of the tips outlined below you will certainly be in for a better shave.

There are two methods of shaving, wet or dry and both have their advantages and disadvantages and apply to both men and women.

Areas of shaving for women:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Under arms
  • Bikini line

Areas of shaving for men:

  • Face
  • Neck

Wet Shaving

Wet shaving is easy and effective as you can do it on a regular basis and is the most inexpensive method of shaving and if done correctly is probably the most pleasant of all with smooth results. Mmmm, silky smooth body everyday, that’s the way women love it. Men are certainly not forgotton as the ideal would be to have a clean cut, freshly shaved, smoothed and moisturised appearance without unsightly nicks and cuts.

Do’s

  • Prepare the skin by soaking in a warm bath or shower for a few minutes
  • Set aside enough time for shaving
  • Always use a clean sharp razor
  • Try to use shaving products that will moisturise the skin at the same time
  • Try to shave in the direction of the hair growth but against won’t harm either
  • Only glide the razor across the skin without any pressure
  • Rinse the razor periodically during shaving
  • After shaving use an appropriate moisturiser or hair inhibitor

Don’t s

  • Don’t ever use a blunt razor
  • Never shave without using a shaving product
  • Don’t use soap or products not suitable for shaving
  • Avoid dry shaving
  • Never rush through shaving
  • don’t use too many strokes over an area as this can cause irritation
  • Never share your razor as this can cause infections
  • Don’t apply sprays to shaved areas as this can cause the skin to burn and become irritated

Dry Shaving

The general rule for dry shaving is not to use a razor but to choose a suitable electric shaver and these can generally come at a price. The obvious disadvantage to using an electric shaver is remembering to put it on charge or making sure the batteries have enough life in them to do the job.

This type of shaving is good for people who have sensitive skin, as it requires no shaving product. The results are very short lived and the finish not as smooth as a wet shave, in some cases can also be quite painful.

Do’s

  • Always remember to charge the shaver or change the batteries if needed
  • Ensure that all parts on the device are securely fitted
  • Clean after ever use
  • Always read the manufactures operating instructions
  • Store in a safe, dry area

Don’t s

  • Never immerse the device in water
  • Don’t leave the device lying around
  • Don’t use shaving product that can clog the device
  • Never share your razor as this can cause infections
  • Don’t apply sprays onto shaved areas as this can cause the skin to burn and become irritated

Shaving is personal choice; whatever makes you feel more comfortable and is convenient enough to suit your daily routine.

Always remember that the correct shaving products coupled with good aftercare can result in a more pleasant experience rather than an uncomfortable chore.