The argument about which hair removal method is better, shaving or waxing is a never-ending one. While there might be pros and cons to each, when it comes to getting rid of hair quickly, shaving is our go-to method.
But shaving and winter don’t sound good together, not even in the same sentence. It makes your already dry skin drier and sometimes heavy moisturisers also don’t help. We know you won’t give up shaving, but you can bring a few changes to your shaving routine to ensure your skin doesn’t dry out.
- Tip 01: Exfoliate
- Tip 02: First shower then shave
- Tip 03: Shave your legs in the evening
- Tip 04: Wet the razor
- Tip 05: Replace gel with cream
Tip 01: Exfoliate
Most people skip exfoliating in winter because of the fear that it will worsen the dryness. However, the reality is quite the contrary. As we age, our skin’s metabolism slows down, leading to a dull complexion. Exfoliating your skin before shaving helps get rid of dead skin cells and prevents nicks and cuts.
Tip 02: First shower then shave
Most women grab the razor the start shaving the moment they enter the shower. However, shaving after a shower is the ideal way to go. The humidity during a shower increases skin elasticity and softens hair. This will ensure a closer and better shave and reduce sensitivity caused due to shaving.
Tip 03: Shave your legs in the evening
Yes, there’s a right time to shave your skin! Most women will think it’s in the morning but it’s not! While you’re asleep at night, your legs tend to swell slightly and by morning the hair has retracted back into its follicles. This means you won’t get a close shave and you will have to shave more often to compensate.
Tip 04: Wet the razor
Hold the razor under running water for a few minutes instead of directly putting it on your skin. This way the blades will have plenty of moisture on them and won’t be too harsh on your skin. Which means less dryness caused due to shaving.
Tip 05: Replace gel with cream
Cream-based products are better at moisturising your skin than water-based gel. Always remember this, especially during the harsh winter months. You can also use hair conditioner if you are out of shaving cream/gel, it softens and conditions your hair and skin, making the process of shaving a breeze.