Seasonal Shaving And The Do's And Don'ts

Seasonal Shaving And The Do's And Don'ts

Each season brings with it beauty and fashion transitions. Summer’s sarongs, maxi dresses, sun hats, and sunscreenmake way for winter’s coats, beanies, gloves, and cold cream. Beauty witnesses a similar change, with the bright summer palette of pinks and corals moving to the more sombre winter colour palette of maroons and wines.


Seasonal Shaving Tips

Each season brings with it beauty and fashion transitions. Summer’s sarongs, maxi dresses, sun hats, and sunscreenmake way for winter’s coats, beanies, gloves, and cold cream. Beauty witnesses a similar change, with the bright summer palette of pinks and corals moving to the more sombre winter colour palette of maroons and wines.

Much like the beauty and fashion, shaving is no exception to seasonal shifts. The following seasonal hair removal tips address the challenges of keeping skin soft, smooth and hair-free, whether you’re battling sub-zero temperatures or dipping your toes in the pool to cool off.

Summer Shaving Tips

  1. Revealing summer clothing calls more attention to legs and underarms, so shaving regular becomes extremely important if you want to show off your smooth and stubble-free skin
  2. Salt water soon after a shave can cause mild irritation. But it’s summer and you can’t get through summer without making at least 5 trips to the beach! So, if you’re planning a day at the beach or even by the poolside, shave the night before – this lets your freshly-shaved skin breathe and avoids immediate irritation that results from the sun, salt, or chlorine.
  3. Have all your trips to the beach given you some nasty sunburn? Wait a while till your skin heals before shaving since any method of hair removal could aggravate irritation. It is advisable to moisturise your skin immediately after your visit to the beach as the skin tends to become extremely dry due to the salt in the sea water. You can use shaving gels to make sure your razor glides through smoothly post moisturising.
  4. Want to flaunt that sexy tan you’ve been working on from your well-planned trips to the beach? Shaving regularly will highlight it and will actually enhance your tan by removing flaky skin that can hide its glow.
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Winter Shaving Tips

  1. Winter means dryness and your skin is what is most vulnerable. Protect your legs against dryness by shaving regularly. Exfoliation that occurs during shaving helps the moisturiser topenetrate through the skineffectively which in turn helps to keep your skin glowing.
  2. Skin tends to be drier in the winter months, so use a shave gel such as Gillette Satin Care shaving gel to help moisturise the skin.
  3. Because it’s winter, it’s important to lock in moisture after shaving as well. Apply a rich moisturiser after shaving to help prevent dry, flaky skin.

While shaving in the summers and winters comes with its own set of rules, there are certain do’s and don’ts about shaving irrespective of the season.

List of Do's and Dont's For Shaving

 

DO

 

DON’T

1

Use a razor with at least three blades for a safer, closer, and more comfortable shave. The Gillette Venus women’s razor is a good option since it is made specially to suit the contours of the female form. Each of its three blades is mounted individually on an oval head that is complete with an Aloe Vera- and Vitamin E- infused indicator strip and has an ergonomically-designed rubber handle for a firm grip, thus ensuring that your shaving experience is as smooth and easy as possible.

1

Don’t borrow your father’s/brother’s razor for two reasons: a) men’s razors are not suited to glide seamlessly over a woman’s body curvatures and b) you never know what kind of bacteria someone else’s razor might have that could give you an infection.

2

Use a moisture-rich shaving gel like the Gillette Satin Care shaving gel.It provides a good degree of hydration to make the shave efficient and smooth.                                   

2

Do not use soap as a substitute for a shaving gel. Soap produces more air with the foam, it accumulates and does not hydrate like the shaving gel does.. However, if there is one thing you must avoid, it is shaving dry skin – never do this.

3

Replace blades at the first sign of dullness, which is indicated by a faded indicator strip. An indicator strip helps with hydration during the shave. A general rule of thumb dictates that you change your cartridges after every 3 (max. 4) shaves because a sharp blade decreases the chances of nicks and cuts and use a light touch when shaving. Also, use a light touch when shaving with a new blade.

3

When you’ve equipped yourself with a good razor with sharp blades, there is no need to press the razor downtoo hard on your skin.

4

Soak your skin in warm water for 2 to 3 minutes before you slap on the shaving gel. Warm water hydrates the skin and opens up your hair follicles, making the hair softer and easier to shave.

4

While soaking your fuzzy patch in warm water is recommended, don’t get too carried away because the longer you float around in a warm water bath, the more the wrinkles will form on your skin – and wrinkly skin will impede the shaving process. The more you stay in the water, the soaked skin tends to getmore undulated. Hence, it is advisable not to stay in water for too long and also using strong bath salts is strictly prohibited. Instead, nothing can be betterthan using just plain water before your shave.

5

Once you’re done with your shave, rinse your razor and air-dry it. Make sure you’ve unclogged it of as much hidden hair as possible and store it outside of your bathroom.

5

While it may seem the natural thing to do, avoid wiping your razor blades with a tissue or towel altogether because it could damage the blades.

6

It is advisable to shavelegs and underarm hair against the direction of hair growth – it allows for a closer, neater shave.

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Do not, however, shave your underarm and bikini area hair in the opposite direction of hair growth because the skin in these regions is more delicate and sensitive. So, shaving against the grain here could increase the possibility of cuts.Do not use razor over and over on your underarm as it might harm the skin that is usually loose in this area. It is advisable to keep changing the direction of the blade as the underarm hair tends to grow in different directions. If you change the direction of the blade to suit the direction of the hair growth, you are sure to get a close shave.

7

Keep your razor and spare blades in a dry and convenient place. Place your razor in a separate holder that is not cluttered with other bathroom essentials and keep the blades facing upwards. However,keeping your razor in the bathroom uncovered, exposed to heat and steam, could result in the blades of your razor rusting faster.

7

Completely avoid leaving your razor facing down on the counter — the blades have a greater chance of becoming dull if not allowed to dry, and are also susceptible to picking up germs easily.

Now that you know what to do and not to do when shaving and also realise the importance of shaving during both the summer and winter months, it’s time to hit the nearest drugstore and pick up a Gillette Venus razor – oh, and while you’re at it, throw in the Gillette Satin Care shaving gel as well!

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