We know that shaving might not be your favourite activity, but it doesn’t have to be unpleasant! In fact, many of the irritating repercussions of shaving — razor burn, ingrown hairs, and itchy skin — can be alleviated by doing it right. Here’s how…
As fans of multi-tasking, we recommended shaving post-shower, so that your skin is thoroughly steamed and cleansed when you start. Once a week, use a mild scrub like the Whish Three Whishes Lavender Sugar Scrub, which will help prevent ingrown hairs.
Amp Up Your Shaving Cream
The foam that many of us use is seriously outdated – and new formulas have come on leaps and bounds in this arena. Instead, try a shaving cream like the Whish Acai and Grapefruit one which uses a mix of organic shea butter, jojoba oil, and coconit oil to both soothe and heal your skin. Apply a coin-sized amount of this magic salve to anywhere you’re planning to shave.
Nix The Less-Than-Fresh Razor
Though most major razor brands will do the trick, it’s key to make sure your razor is always at its sharpest. Be sure to replace your blade after five to seven uses, or as soon as it starts feeling dull.
You’re stocked with the finest shaving accoutrements; now, where to start? Wherever you decide, make sure you move in the same direction as your hair growth to prevent nicks or an uneven shade. If you can face it, finish by rinsing your skin with cool water, to help close pores before gently patting dry.
Don’t forget to reach for a nourishing body lotion to restore moisture, and prevent your skin from feeling dried out and irritable for the rest of the day. The Whish Three Whishes Almond Body Butter uses a blend of organic aloe, shea, and raspberry butters to conquer dryness – with seaweed extract to firm skin, too!