Posts Tagged ‘shaving’

Razor burn? No problem

       
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Razor burn? No problemThere are few beauty bummers worse than razor burn in the summer – especially when it decides to flare up just before that nice beach vacation you had planned for weeks. Fortunately, there are definite steps you can take to make sure this little issue has no place in any of your future summer plans.

First, check your razor. Most shaving issues start and end with the newness and quality of the blade you're using. If you're especially prone to irritation, use a new blade every time and don't settle for cheap disposable brands.

Second, make sure you're using the right products. A gel-based shaving cream designed for sensitive skin is best. You should also avoid using products with fragrances or other potentially pore-clogging substances. Similarly, you should also avoid using lotion on the area after shaving (or scrubbing harshly on the premise that exfoliating will help liberate trapped hairs). All of these practices only serve to irritate skin further – when in doubt, use deodorant on the area after shaving – seriously!

Make your shaving cream go the extra mile

       
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Make your shaving cream go the extra mileEveryone knows that warm weather equals shorts weather, and whether you’re the kind of girl who shaves every day or once a month, you’re probably keen on getting the smoothest, sexiest pair of legs around to better flaunt those summer outfits.

Arguably, the best (and most enduring) way to get a smooth pair of legs is to heat up the wax, but we know some of you will stick to the tried and true razor no matter what – just don’t let some of the tried and untrue methods of your past keep you from getting the best results.

If you’ve been using the same shaving cream for years and still wind up with all kinds of nicks and bumps, perhaps it’s time to switch. Look for products designed especially for sensitive skin, and avoid those with pore-clogging fragrances. These ultimately help exacerbate razor burn.

No matter what kind of product you use, it’s a good idea to leave it on your skin for awhile to let it soak up the product, according to Glamour.com. “More moisture equals fewer nicks,” the news source explains.

Shaving: There’s a time and a place

       
Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Shaving: There's a time and a placeIf you're locked down with a shaving routine, chances are you've found a system that works with your schedule and is gentle on your skin – not all women can handle shaving with the same frequency, that is. But even if you think your regimen is working for you, there's a chance you could save it for a better time.

According to Allure, it's generally not the best idea to shave first thing in the morning or during a hot bath. That's because your legs puff up while you sleep and also when they're submerged in hot water, which effectively hides some of the hair and results in a less closer shave. If you can, try shaving at night, when your legs are apt to reap the most benefits from your razor.

Can't bear to give up your routine? Look for a moisturizing shaving cream that's designed especially for sensitive skin, so if you do need to shave more often, you can do so without irritating your legs. You may even consider trying a hair-removing cream or at-home waxing kit as a wholesale alternative to the razor altogether.

Shaving treats to bring you to the razor’s edge of delight

       
Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Shaving treats to bring you to the razor's edge of delight We know shaving is a routine task for most men and women, but who said it had to be a droll, monotonous activity? You can turn your grooming sessions into regular treats for yourself by investing in a few choice products.

Ladies may well be tired of their razor routine, and for good reason. Many products just aren’t designed to keep up with the needs of women with sensitive skin. Why not opt for something along the lines of a MOOM Organic Hair Removal Kit with Rose Essence? These formulas are gentle, and with aromatic rose, you’ll get the pampering experience you secretly crave.

If you’re not so ready to ditch the shaving cream, it’s highly recommended that you indulge your senses with a fragrant product – Whish Shave Crave Shave Cream comes in intoxicating lemongrass, pomegranate and almond scents.

As for men, you may not only need a new lather to bring you to shave heaven, but an after-shave upgrade may be in the works for you. Take Caswell-Massey‘s After Shave Balm for a spin – its formula contains a blend of natural oils, sea kelp and algae with natural extracts and vitamin.

Model creates stir with unshaven legs

       
Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Model creates stir with unshaven legsRecently, the blogs have been buzzing about a particularly hair-raising subject. Model Natalia Vodianova recently stepped out at a party in London wearing a stunning gold dress that featured an up-to-there slit. So, what’s the big deal? The Russian beauty didn’t shave her legs before the big event.

And while some critics are celebrating her for her free-spirited appearance, others came down hard on Vodianova. StyleList.com called her look “a total buzzkill.”

Of course, ladies don’t have to shave their legs before sporting an ensemble that bares their gams, but many gals may prefer smooth stems. Luckily, there are a plethora of products available to help women achieve silky, hair-free legs.

Moom Organic Hair Removal Kit enables women to wax away unwanted hair quickly and easily as the product gently conditions skin. Ladies who prefer shaving should use a rich lotion, such as Whish Shave Crave Shave Cream, which soothes and moisturizes skin.

Those who use depilatories may want to stock up on Sothys Thalassothys Softening Post-Depilatory Care, a cream that is formulated to slow hair growth between removals.

How to prevent the side-effects of shaving

       
Monday, October 11th, 2010

How to prevent the side-effects of shavingWhile there are a wide range of hair removal techniques, few can argue that the fastest (and easiest!) way to get rid of unwanted hair is shaving. However, shaving can often cause ingrown hairs, bumps and fast-growing stubble.

But women who don't have the time to wax and must pick up a razor instead can take a few steps to ward off the uncomfortable side effects that often accompany shaving.

Before using your razor, slather on a deep-conditioner. "Conditioner lowers the hair's pH and smooths its cuticle, making it less brittle and apt to break," Jeannette Graf, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, told Allure magazine.

Additionally, the news source recommends using an antibiotic ointment instead of soap or shaving cream, as the medicated formula "allows the razor to glide easily and takes care of the bacteria that can cause bumps."

And while shaving can cause minor nicks, women can use a treatment like L'Occitane Cade Alum Shaving Stick, which is formulated to help stop bleeding and acts as an effective astringent.

Say Goodbye to Shaving Irritations

       
Friday, April 13th, 2007

Shaving can be a pain—literally. A lot of men have problems with skin irritation on their neck and face after shaving (folliculitis). Some irritations are so painful that men can only shave once every six days; this is the only way to keep the event of irritation at a minimum. This doesn’t usually leave enough time for the face to heal completely.

Folliculitus is a public problem but there are things that you can do to relieve the situation:

  • Start by trimming your facial hair with an electric razor before using a regular razor.
  • Exfoliate with a gentle pre-shave exfoliator.
  • Then, use a rich, lubricating shave cream that has silicone technology, to prevent further irritation.
  • When finished shaving put a warm, moist towel on your face followed by a cold one—this will help pores to close.
  • Alleviate burning by using ice cold aloe gel (refrigerate before using).