Do you remember the first time you reached out for a razor? Do you know how old you were when you began your battle with body hair? Most girls begin shaving body hair once they enter puberty as that’s when the hair becomes thicker. The process most people follow is lather on some soap, glide the razor blade over their hands and legs, rinse the area with water, and done! Ever wondered if this is how it should be done? As it happens there is a right and a wrong way to go about it. Here are common mistakes most of us make while shaving.

Dry shaving is a complete no-no
 

Dry shaving is a complete no-no

Though shaving is the most time-saving method of getting rid of body hair, it is however, important to lather up. Dry shaving causes redness, severe razor burns, nasty bumps and cuts, leading to unwanted skin damage. This takes away from the soft and smooth effect you’re all looking forward to, post shaving.

Avoid using disposable razors multiple times
 

Avoid using disposable razors multiple times

Doesn’t matter if you shave everyday or every alternate day, it is hygienic to dispose off your razor once a week. Overusing a razor means the blade turns blunt, which in turn leads to bumps and bruises on your skin.  

Exfoliating is an excellent hack
 

Exfoliating is an excellent hack

To get rid of dead skin and to make the shaving process smoother and easier, exfoliating before every shaving session is a hack you must definitely try. It not only helps you avoid painful cuts and bumps, but also, keeps your skin moisturised.

Get your direction right
 

Get your direction right

Did you know? To avoid razor burns and skin irritation, you need to shave in the right direction. You must always shave in the direction your hair grows, which means, you need to be shaving down the leg and not the other way round.

Rinse with cold water
 

Rinse with cold water

While shaving with hot water helps open up the pores, rinsing off the lather with cold water helps close the pores and soothe any razor burns. Therefore, it’s best to end the process by rinsing the shaved area with cold water.

Moisturise your skin post shaving
 

Moisturise your skin post shaving

It is important to end the process by applying a lightweight body lotion or oil on the shaved area. Shaving puts your skin through a lot, and it is therefore necessary to give it some TLC.