Even though you may have been shaving for years and consider yourself an expert, there are still mistakes you can make while doing it. Avoiding these common mistakes will help you stay away from bad nicks and uncomfortable ingrown hairs!
Instead of choosing a cheap razor, you want to use one that's good quality. I recommend the Flamingo Razor - it provides a smooth shave and they sell blade cartridges so you can switch it out once it becomes dull.
Dry shaving can cause razor burn, bumps, and irritation. Using shaving cream will help your razor glide smoothly across your skin without pulling your hair. One that I recommend is the EOS Shave Cream.
You want to start off with a clean slate before you shave your skin. Washing your body with soap and water beforehand will not only remove dirt but also soften your hair so it can easily be removed.
Exfoliating before shaving will remove dead skin cells which will help your blade glide easier and provide better hair removal. You can use a sugar scrub or exfoliating gloves for this step!
The last mistake you can make is not following up with a moisturizer. If you don’t moisturize, your skin is more likely to become irritated and you’re prone to ingrown hairs.
Shaving doesn’t have to become a hassle! Avoid these common mistakes and you'll be able to achieve the perfect, smooth shave.