09 January 2009

Shaving Tips

If you use a razor on your legs or underarms, here are some precautions you might want to take:

Before sharving, use a loofah to remove the dry skin that may be holding in ingrown hairs.

Be sure to shave where there's plenty of bright light so you can see what you're doing.

If you should get a nick, apply cold water to stop the bleeding. Then clean with antiseptic, and apply a bandage if cut is deep.

Naver shave on dry skin; this can cause an irritation called razor burn, which looks almost as bad as it feels.

Water can help make shaving easier by fattening up each hair, but never shave in the bath while your legs are underwater; this can cause distortion, and you'll be more likely to nick yourself. Too much water also washes aways your shaving preparation.

Shave creams and skin baby lotions make excellent pre-shaving preparations. They let your razor glide smoothly and give you an even shave.

If you use soap as lubricant, be sure to choose one that lathers well. And use a moisturizer afterward, to counteract the drying effect of the soap. But it's best to wait about four hours before using moisturizer on newly shaved legs - the pores are open and skin may be sensitive. Never apply deodorant directly after shaing underams.



eva January 10, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

Thanks for the tip.



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