No one wants to be tied to their razor. You need to know these secrets to shaving less. I’m always up for the inside scoop on getting a smoother shave that lasts longer. With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to learn the secrets to shaving less.
1. First, Exfoliate
Exfoliation is the often forgotten step in shaving. Exfoliation sloughs the dead skin off and releases any hairs that may have been trapped beneath the surface. You can exfoliate in a couple of different ways. You can use a body scrub or a loofah to exfoliate. If you choose to use a loofah, you’ll want to apply a little more pressure than you normally do. However, be careful that you don’t scrub too hard; there’s a fine balance there.
2. Don’t Settle when It Comes to Your Razor
If you want to shave less then don’t just grab the cheapest razor and expect it to do the job. Choose a quality razor. One with multiple blades will offer you a closer shave. You may have to experiment a little before you find the right one for you. I’ve been using Noxzema razors recently and have been pleased with them.
3. Try Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel
I haven’t tried this product yet but I’m going to look for it the next time I’m shopping. This shave gel promises to soften and condition hair allowing you to get a closer shave. It also contains soy which has been shown to slow hair growth. I’m excited to try it and hoping for good results. It has good reviews on both the Aveeno website and Amazon.
4. Replace Your Razor Often
To shave less, you need to replace your razor often. Yes, it’s a little pricey to not extend the life of your razor more but if it means you’re shaving less then it’s worth it. Additionally, you’re more likely to cut yourself with a dull razor which is another reason to swap out for a new one. You don’t have to have a new razor for every shave but you probably want to replace it at least every week to two weeks. You’ll notice you’re shaving less when you aren’t using old razors.
5. Shave against the Grain
It’s best to shave against the grain. When you do this, hair can’t slide past you as it does if you shave with the grain. Shaving against the grain will make sure the hair is lifted up and cut. If you’re not totally convinced about this tip, try shaving one leg with the grain and one leg against the grain. You’ll soon discover that shaving against the grain gives you a closer shave that allows you to shave less often.
6. Deal with Razor Burn
Razor burn and ingrown hairs make it difficult to get a close shave. Additionally, you probably don’t like how it looks. You want to use a product that helps to calm the irritation down. I’ve found that Tend Skin’s The Skin Care Solution is excellent at dealing with razor burn and ingrown hairs. I wouldn’t consider another product for this skin irritation.
It’s important to keep your legs moisturized by using a lotion or oil daily. This doesn’t slow hair growth down but it does make your legs smoother and the hair softer so that it’s easier to remove when you shave. It only takes a few extra minutes to apply lotion or oil. And the payoff of having silky smooth legs is worth it. Plus, they’ll have a lovely shine.
These’re 7 secrets to help you shave less. Which of these tips do you plan to try? Do you have any shaving tips to share?