If waxing or epilation is too painful, it will remain true to the razor. Still, it can be annoying to have to shave every other day. What many women and men do not know: There are a few tricks to delay the next shave. This keeps the skin smooth for longer, and you can use the time otherwise needed for shaving for other things.
Put the blade in hot water before shaving
If the steel blade is heated in a hot water bath before shaving, this ensures that it then glides better over the skin and shaves more effectively. The hairs are then sown while cutting, which causes them to grow back slower.
Use shaving oil instead of shaving cream
Even though shaving cream leaves a nice feeling on the skin, shaving oil is much more effective. If you shave yourself with shaving oil, the blade glides directly over the skin, which is why the hairs are cut a little deeper. The positive result is that you need to shave less frequently. In the case of shaving foam, on the other hand, the foam provides a small “barrier” for the blade.
Shave against the growth direction
That’s the golden rule when shaving: always nice against the direction of growth! Because this will cut the hair closer to the root. This not only makes for smoother skin, but also for a longer “durability” of the shave.
Replace blade regularly
A very important aspect of shaving is, of course, the sharpness of the blade. Many people forget to replace the blade on a regular basis, and then wonder that the skin is not smooth after shaving. With every use, each blade dulls a bit. Only with a sharp blade can all hair be shaved.
Exfoliation before shaving
Equally important for the most effective shave is a previous peeling. It removes dead skin cells that could prevent the shaver from slipping close to the skin and actually catching any hair. Thanks to the exfoliation, you can even catch even ingrown hair during the subsequent shave.
Take a warm shower first
It sounds simple and yet extremely important. Before shaving, take a warm shower or at least rub your skin with a wet washcloth. As a result, the pores are opened, the hairs are softer. This not only prevents annoying razors, but the razor comes closer to the skin and can cut off the hairs better.
After shaving, pamper your skin with a body lotion to keep it moisturized and supple. Shaving pimples can be treated with aloe vera gel.