So, obviously we all shave (hopefully) and we all have a pretty similar way of doing it. Put shaving cream on, shave it off. But there are a few things a lot of women don't do in order to get the best shave possible! If you're just putting on Schick Skintimate shave cream and Bic shaving it off, you're probably NOT getting the best shave and there are a ton of things your missing out on!
First thing: Get rid of that nasty shave cream!
Reason 1. Yes they are cute and smell delicious but, they clog your razor, so you're not getting the closest shave you could be getting.
Reason 2. It DOES NOT moisturize your skin well enough. Wonder why you get razor bumps or dry irritated patches after shaving? It could be because of your shaving cream.
Reason 3. Store bought shave cream has a TON of chemicals in it. When you're shaving your skin you are allowing all those chemicals to have easy access into your skin. (Hence Reason 2)
Here's a list of the ingredients in Skintimate Shave Cream:
Water, Palmitic Acid, Triethanolamine, Laureth-23, Propane, Isobutane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Mineral Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Fragrance, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmitate, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Red 40, Yellow 10.
Second Thing: Throw away those cheap razors and buy a mans razor!
For years I have used the Schick Intuition Razor. I always loved it for the first few weeks but after that it got very dull and wasn't giving me the same results. But of course I continued to use the same razor head because the refills for the Schick Intuition is $16.99 sometimes more. Which is ridiculous. So one day I used a Gillette Razor my boyfriend didn't use, and it works AMAZING! Obviously men have courser hair than women so men's razors are designed to give a closer shave and tackle tough hair!
Third thing: Exfoliate FIRST!
This is the step that most women DO NOT do, but it is the most important! Exfoliating your legs BEFORE you shave is the key to long lasting, smooth legs. By exfoliating the dead skin off your legs before you shave ensures that your razor is only having to shave through HAIR not dead skin. Dead skin acts as a barrier, and prevents you from getting a close shave. I recommend a Sugar scrub or a Coffee Scrub pre-shave. Although it does feel funny exfoliating hairy legs, it will make a world of difference!
Click Here to see how to make a DIY Coffee Scrub!!
Fourth Thing: Use Coconut oil!!
Using coconut oil as your "shave cream" is AMAZING!
1. There are no harsh chemicals - Using coconut oil will prevent you from getting any weird rashes, bumps, or clogged pores!
2. It's water repellant so it won't wash off before you get to shave!! - I always felt like I was wasting so much shaving cream because I would put it all over my legs but when I got half way though shaving the shower had washed most of it off!
3. It moisturizes your skin. - So after you get out of the shower you don't have to apply a moisturizer!
4. It's WAY cheaper than buying expensive shaving cream every other week! - Those little bottles of shaving cream always seemed to go way too fast! (Or I was just using too much)
Hopefully these little tips will make your legs smooth as a baby's butt!