September 6, 2012

Shaving Stratagies

Even though summer is almost over one of the things I am super excited about being able to do again, post baby, is shave. There is just something relaxing about having freshly shaven legs that I have missed. As much as I love freshly shaven legs, one problem we all have to deal with on occasion is razor burn. Knowing how to get rid of razor burn can be tricky but here are a few tips to help you finish out your summer in style.

  1. Don't Pick: As tempting as all those little bumps are do not pick or pop them. Believe it or not, those little bumps are the skin's first step in healing itself and preventing infection. They may not be beautiful at first but they are essential to your skin returning to it's beautiful self.
  2. Treat Your Bumps: Use a product made for treating razor bumps. It should include salicylic acid, glycolic acid, witch hazel, aloe, or a combination of these. This will help remove the dead skin, kill any bacteria and encourage healing.
  3. Prevention: The good news is that there are lots of different razor burn prevention techniques. The first, and probably the easiest, is to always use a sharp razor. Along with this you should always shave in the shower, although it should be at the beginning of the shower rather than the end to get the best results, and always use a shaving cream to help soften the hairs. If you have consistent problems with razor burn try shaving every other day at most. This will give your skin more time to heal between shaves. Another way to help your skin stay clean and soft is to rinse in cold water. This helps to close the open pores and keep your skin clean longer.

Summer is a great time for playing outdoors so don't let your hairy legs ruin your fun! Shaving can be difficult but with the right techniques anyone can achieve a comfortable and attractive shave job. I know that as soon as my big belly is out of the way freshly shaven legs are a treat that I will thoroughly enjoy!

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