If you’re anything like me, you may not truly enjoy shaving. I know that during the winter, I put it off for as long as possible (maybe that’s TMI). And all too often, I go to shave and…womp, womp, womp…my razor has been sitting in the hot shower a few too many times and it’s gone dull. That’s always the worst. And did you know…the average female spends 72 days of her LIFE shaving!? What the what?! But short of doing something drastic and expensive, shaving is just one of the facts of life, so why not make the best of it? Today I’m sharing with you 5 things you didn’t know about shaving…or maybe didn’t realize before!
The best secret for smooth legs is to shave, then use an oil/sugar scrub, then shave again to remove dead skin you may not have gotten the first time.
There are TONS of recipes for sugar scrubs on the internet, but if you’re not into the homemade stuff, you can buy some awesome scrubs in the store too. For those nights when you really want those silky smooth, gorgeous legs…try this method. It may add an extra day or two to the number of days you shave in a lifetime, but hey…it’s worth it in the name of beauty…right? 🙂
Always be sure to use HOT water while you shave to open up your pores.
This may seem like common sense, but all too often during the hot summer months you may be tempted to take that cool shower and shave. At least while you’re shaving, turn the heat up and really open up those pores.
If you have dry skin, avoid aftershaves, it will only make it worse.
My husband has SUPER dry skin and we’ve witnessed this first hand! You’d think that the aftershave would help you, but it doesn’t. Instead, follow up with a lotion or moisturizer and skip the aftershaves.
Store your razor somewhere dry between uses, it will extend the life of your razor.
Keeping your razor in the wet shower doesn’t help it at all. The gunk and grime build up on it the more it’s in there and dull the razor faster. Extend it’s life by removing it from the shower after use. Your legs will thank you for this!
Always shave AFTER showering, not before. The hot water of the shower opens up pores and softens hair follicles.
How many of you hop straight into the shower and get to work? You’re doing it all wrong. Save shaving for the end when your pores are most open and the hair follicles are soft and easier to shave.
And a BONUS TIP….most than anything it’s SO important to have a quality razor. The NEW Schick Hydro® Razors have made so many improvements that many of us struggle with during shaving.
Improved Glide – 80% more lubricant surface area for gel extrusion with new recessed micro-slits
Improved Safety – reduced blade spans minimize skin bulge between blades. Hydro gel now moisturizes your skin for up to 2 hours after your shave
Improved Comfort – hydrating gel reservoir reduces friction by 40% vs. lube strips. New larger guard bar design for increased skin stretch.
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If we have to spend 72 days of our lives shaving, we may as well do it with a good razor and as little trouble as possible, am I right? So grab your trusty Schick Hydro® Razor and get to getting that smooth, soft skin you deserve!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of HYDRO. The opinions and text are all mine.