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How To Shave and Other Shaving Tips & Tricks


How To Shave and Other Shaving Tips & Tricks

Hey guys! I just got back from Manipur on Tuesday and now I am preparing for another trip... We are doing a road trip to Goa. We leave early tomorrow morning, a group of 12 people in 3 cars and just get away for the weekend...

These things sound awesome and well they are meant to be so. However in reality there's a lot of preparation that needs to be done especially when you are "tripping" back to back. And the bane of my vacationing existence is planning precise salon trips... But this time I am not worrying cause I have now embraced shaving and things have become so very convenient! So I am heading work now and then I'll just come back home and pack. Just before leaving for the trip I'll take a shower and simply shave my legs and I'll be good to go to Goa! No appointments, no leaving work in the middle of the day to go to the salon and no worrying about hairy legs!

Today's post is not going to be about my raves on how convenient shaving is. It will however be about the way I shave, tips and tricks for a smoother shave and shaving after care.

How & Where Should You Shave

The best thing about shaving is that it is so convenient and easy that it can be done anywhere! I however, prefer and find it most convenient to shave in the shower. Its not messy that way and my skin is wet enough to ensure a smooth shave. I generally always take a warm shower and the warm water helps in the skin swell up a little and making it feel loose. This in turn eases the shaving experience as well as prevents rashes.

Do You Need To Use Shaving Gels and Creams?

Yes and No.
I generally make use of my shower gel/cream as an emollient while shaving cause I shave my legs every alternate day. However for more intimate and sensitive areas like the bikini region, I use a shaving gel meant for the purpose and the one that I use is the Gillette Satin Care Shaving Gel.
However, sometimes when I am in a hurry, just water also works while shaving legs. Just that after that I need to moisturise my skin well in order to prevent any sort of irritation.

How Often Should You Shave?

There is no hard and fast rule about the frequency of getting a shave. I shave every alternate day but you are welcome to shave everyday if you need to. Shaving does not alter the texture of your hair or harm your skin.

What Skincare Should I Do Post Shaving

Shaving does not require any post care except a little moisturisation. I keep a body cream or lotion handy and slather a generous layer of it over my legs after a shaving session.

Should I Switch to Using Hair Removal Creams?

Body hair removal is a personal thing and the medium one chooses for the removal is also a personal choice. I however do not recommend using Hair Removal Creams because it contains a lot of chemicals that are designed to "burn" your hair instead of uprooting it or cutting it. Plus they are messy and very inconvenient to use.


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