5 Mistakes You’re Making While Shaving

Written by Chandni GhoshSep 20, 2018
5 MISTAKES YOU’RE MAKING WHILE SHAVING
You might be hiding your hairy legs behind pants and jeans but there’s going to be a day when you can’t ignore that sexy LBD hanging in your closet. As much as we hate it, we’ve got to shave our legs at some point. As important as it is for us to shave our body, it’s just as necessary to shave it the right way. After all, burns and cuts are a common phenomenon while shaving. Want to know what other mistakes you might be making while shaving? Here’s a low-down...
 

You don’t change the blade often

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Lazy girls, we’re talking to you. Remember that when you use an old blade, it makes it all the more difficult to get a close shave and can even cause major burns. Moreover, when you use an old blade, you basically let the bacteria settled on the razor get into your skin. This can lead to several infections and skin concerns. Hence, it’s best to change your blade after considering how often you use it.

 

You don’t exfoliate before starting

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Exfoliating your body ensures that the dead skin is out of the way and won't clog the razor—something that otherwise causes a razor burns. Plus, it’s always easy to achieve a close shave if you get the dead skin out before going in with the razor. We suggest using the Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash. This product will gently wash away dead skin along with giving you softer and smoother skin. Its NutriumMoisture technology will give you the goodness of natural nutrients that keep your skin supple at all times.

 

You put too much pressure while shaving

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If you think you can make the most of the process by putting in as much pressure as you can, you are so wrong. This will only cause further friction on your skin thereby making your skin itchy and irritable. The razor should allow a smooth movement not a coarse one where you have to put too much pressure.

 

You use the wrong razor

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Sure, it might be easy to take your partner’s razor for a quick shave but little do you know the amount of damage that is causing your skin. Remember that a man’s body is very different from a woman’s. Women’s razors are designed in such a way that they have curve-sensing blades that understand the woman’s body. This is why we suggesting using a women’s razor only when it comes to shaving your body.

 

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There is chance that your skin feels irritable and dry post a shaving session. Shaving sometimes leads to ingrown hairs and rashes and hence, it’s best to invest in a hydrating lotion like the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion that will nourish your skin because it contains the goodness of Pure Oat Extract and Stratys 3 Multi-Layer Moisture. Once you’re done shaving, make sure you moisturise your skin with this lotion. Treat this as an essential shaving tip and you’re sure to be happy with your shave!

Chandni Ghosh

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I have this superpower of buying everything and anything related to cats because I strongly believe that cats are greater than human beings. Amidst all of these thoughts, I take time out to write about food, fitness and beauty - something that makes my job so much fun!
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