8 Amazing Tips For Shaving by Anne smith - Musely
  • Login/Sign up
  • $ 11% Cashback on all one-time purchases
    11% Cashback is available to all registered users and will be give in the form of Musely Coins.
    * Buy Together & Subscriptions orders are not eligible for Cashback
  • Free shipping over $25

    Free Shipping on All Orders Over $25.

    You may request a return within 30 days from the date the product is shipped.

    All returns may be tentative on brand approval.

8 Amazing Tips For Shaving

posted in Beauty
  • Skin Must Soften Before Shaving

    You don't want to shave dry skin. To avoid nicks and cuts, wet your skin and let it soften from the heat and moisture. Shaving is a natural exfoliator and if you try to dry shave, you run the risk of clogging up the razor with dead skin while putting yourself at risk for nicks and razor burn

  • Skip the Shaving Creams for Women

    There's no need to waste your money on shaving creams formulated especially for women, they are virtually the same as the creams sold for men. (Now if you can just find a scent you can live with). My hands down favorite shaving cream works for both him and her. Kiehl's Close Shavers moisturizes like nothing else I've found. Buy it online.

  • Apply Baby Oil Before the Shaving Cream

    To avoid razor burn in the shower, try this 2-step approach. Slather on baby oil in the tub to soften skin, then apply shaving cream. Since oil and water don't mix, the oil will stubbornly stay on throughout the duration of the shower and you will emerge nick- and razor-burn free with the smoothest softest legs.

    If you run out of shaving cream, olive oil is great for shaving legs, according to a guest on the Today Show. Hair conditioner also works great for shaving because it's moisturizing. Shampoo is drying.

  • A Dull Razor Leads to Nicks

    Be sure to change razors or cartridges on a regular basis; a dull blade can lead to nicks. Also, it's best not to borrow your guy's razor. His hair is coarser and will dull a blade. It's actually best to never use another person's razor because there is a chance you could get Hepatitis C from fresh blood on a razor. It's unlikely, but possible, according to Charles Daniel on About.com (see the article here).

  • Exfoliate Before Shaving

    Be sure to exfoliate your skin before shaving. It gets rid of all the dead skin cells that could clog up your razor, preventing a close shave. There are several ways to exfoliate. You can use exfoliating gloves or a cloth in the shower or dry brush before you shower (never get a wooden brush wet, it will mildew fast). See "How to Exfoliate" for more information.

  • The Proper Way to Shave

    Since your leg hairs grow down, you'll want to start at your ankles and shave up. For your underarms, you'll need to shave in every direction since the hair there grows in at many different angles.

  • Slather on the Moisturizer Apres-Shave

    When finished shaving, apply oil or moisturizer. The skin on your legs has few oil glands and has a tendency for dryness. I like applying extra virgin coconut oil (or baby oil) on my legs after a shower and then toweling off the excess oil.

  • How to Avoid Ingrown Hairs

    Ingrown hairs are caused when the hairs curl back under the skin. Avoid ingrown hairs by exfoliating daily and using a glycolic acid cleanser on affected areas.

    If you have a chronic case of ingrown hairs, try Tend Skin, an over-the-counter lotion for ingrown hairs, applying it in the morning and at night. The bumps should disappear within a couple days.


See all comments

Related Tips

See other sign in/up options
Set up my password later
Create a Password
For better protection, please provide a password for your account.
Login / sign up with Email
Forgot Password?
New to Musely
See other login options
Sign Up with Email
Already have an account? Login
Login with email
Forgot Password?
Looks like you have an account already
Enter your password to proceed to checkout
Forgot Password?
Please re-enter your password
Forgot Password?
* This is for protection of your private information
Create a Password
For better protection, please provide a password for you account.
For privacy reasons, you must login every time you access this page.
Forgot Password?
< back
< back
Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account
< back