Summer is coming!!! Summer to me means crop tops, summer dresses, and of course cute shorts! And all of those mean.. no more slacking when it comes to removing body hair, hahaha! There are so many types of hair removal techniques, but which is the best? I personally prefer shaving, just because I have very low pain tolerance, and that means waxing is out of the picture! Shaving is effective, convenient, painless (if done right!) and most importantly, fast (lazy girl probs, amirite?). So today I thought I’d show you a full on guide to shaving for the (lazy) every day girl, not-so-cleverly titled “Shaving 101”.
I’m just going to come right out and say it before we begin, no you don’t have to remove your body hair if you don’t want to. I’m all about the “you do you” concept! I personally prefer removing body hair, especially in certain areas, for hygienic purposes. Also, shaving does not make your hair grow back thicker! This is a common myth! Now that that’s out of the way, lets get started! 🙂
Different Body Part, Different Razor?
For hygienic purposes and for ease of hair removal, using a different type of razor for each body part is really important. For my arms, underarms, and leg area, I like using those normal razors you find at the drugstore that are specifically marketed for women. I don’t have too much hair on my arms and legs so I only do this about once every two weeks. However, for the important parts of my body, I love using my Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer. This electric trimmer comes with two interchangeable razor heads for different parts of the body, and three clip ons for desired and even length.
But What Do I Use, for Which Part?
For my eyebrows, I use the smaller razor head that offers precision so I don’t accidentally shave my eyebrows off (gasp!). My natural eyebrow shape is absolutely horrible – it’s sparse, and it grows everywhere. I like that I can get a clean shape when I use this. I also love the clip on it comes with, which I run over my entire brow to trim my brow hairs the same length. This helps to even out the brows so it doesn’t look patchy. My eyebrow hairs grow very fast so I do this every 5-7 days to prevent caterpillar eyebrows. I also like using the smaller razor to shave my gal-stache and the sides of my face. This makes makeup go on much smoother!
Another area where I love using the Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer is down south! I know this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I personally like to keep my bikini area shaved and clean. Shaving your pubic region is actually more hygienic, especially when it comes to your periods. I’m sorry but my next sentence is going to gross you out, haha! If you use pads, you know pads with period blood and pubic hair don’t mix well. Maybe going completely bare down there is not your thing. However, it’s good to keep it clean and sanitary down there, so the electric trimmer comes with an attachment comb that you can use to trim your hairs to your desired length.
To Use Shaving Cream, or Not to Use Shaving Cream?
Shaving cream or gel is extremely important if you’re shaving with normal razors! They keep the area you want to shave moisturised, and reduce the risk of cuts and nicks. If you’re using an electric razor, some will still require some sort of shaving cream. Make sure you read the instructions carefully! As for the Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer, no shaving cream is required. It is highly recommended that this electric trimmer be used on dry skin.
How to Prevent Cuts and Nicks
Shaving is the best way to remove body hairs because it is painless, but only when done right! If shaving is not done correctly, there is a high chance of getting cuts and nicks. I find that using an electric razor specifically made for sensitive skin like this Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer is the best way to go. The most common way to prevent cuts is to shave while you’re in the shower in a warm environment. The warmth opens up the pores, allowing the hair to be removed much easier, whereas the water helps to lubricate and moisturise the area. If shaving out of the shower or if you have very sensitive skin, use a shaving cream to prevent cuts and nicks. Not only that, shaving your hair following the direction of hair growth will help prevent cuts and nicks too! Lastly, change your razor blades regularly! Once the blade starts to get dull and blunt, shaving won’t be smooth and might cause cuts!
Moisturise Well After!
After shaving, it is important to moisturise your skin well to prevent irritation. I used to not know this and wondered why my face would have red patches all over where I shaved. I did some research and found that it’s razor burn. Now before I shave, I apply a thin layer or aloe vera gel to prevent razor burn, and another layer of aloe vera gel after to cool down and moisturise the skin. Also, moisturising leaves your new clean, shaven skin soft and supple!
That concludes my Shaving 101: The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Body Hair Removal! I hope you found it helpful! To recap, choosing the right razor for different parts of the body is the most crucial step. Make sure your skin is well moisturised before and after shaving to make shaving a completely painless process!
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Thanks for reading, xoxo