Imagine it’s time for your big swim meet and everyone is talking about “shaving down.” You follow the mold and shave the night before, only to cover yourself in cuts and awful razor burn. Not Good! If you are feeling clumsy, unsure or even thinking about “shaving down” for the first time, here are a couple tips that might help you out…
- Shave in the same direction your hair grows (with the grain) instead of against it
- Use conditioner or non-acnegenic shaving cream
This softens the hair and decreases the chance of bacteria.
- Exfoliate before you shave
The thicker the layer of dead skin, the harder it is for hair to break through and grow straight.
- Treat your skin after you shave.
Rinse your skin with cold water to close the pores, and apply aftershave or lotion. Whatever you do don’t use alcohol – it can dry out your skin and cause inflammation and cellular damage.
- Use a clean blade
Bacteria often cause the puffy red bumps you get from ingrown hairs and razor burn. Making sure you use a clean blade often helps.
- Watch Mean Girls why your saving
… not sure why but it always seems to work.