How To Make Your Shave Last Longer Than A Day! Jun 5, 2017 by Taylor (Day Styles)

Razor-bound girls would agree that shaving is the fastest and cheapest way to get rid of unwanted hair. It's more favorable over the painful, not-so-permanent waxing and the all too expensive laser hair removal procedure. However, the results of a good old shave are also the quickest to wear off. Knowing the right techniques will notch up your daily routine into something to hold off for another time. Here's every woman's guide on how to make your shave last longer than a day! 

Preparation

What can be worse than rushing off with a dry razor only to end up with embarrassing red bumps and tiny rough hairs sticking out? Preparedness is the key to the flaunt-worthy smooth skin. 

Use a Salt Scrub. Perform this regimen to lift off any dead cells which may have little hairs trapped. Wear gloves if you have sensitive skin and work from the ankles up to the legs, going in a circular motion.

Soften by Shampoo. It's a best practice to make shaving the last thing you do in the shower when your body hairs are hydrated and softer to shave.

Exfoliate. Invest in a quality exfoliating treatment to slough dead skin cells and lift hair follicles to allow for a deeper cut. The closer the razor blade gets to the root, the longer your shave will last.

Moisturize. Apply a generous amount of moisture-rich shave gel beforehand to retain water in hair and help you glide the razor easily over your skin. Gels are better than foam or creams that are less dense, and smells amazing too!

Proper Shaving

Shave W ith The Right Razor. Choose your razor wisely and go for quality rather than be attracted to glitzy packaging. A razor that's properly equipped for the job, such as one with multiple blades and has exfoliating features, can remove hair beneath the skin from a deeper level and yield a long-lasting perfect shave.

Keep Blades Fresh. The biggest mistake most gals make is using a dull razor during their beauty regimen. Switch the blades out after 10 shaves or every two weeks to prevent cuts, irritation, and unsightly redness. 

Teens aren't typically given shaving lessons and end up doing a DIY project with a pink razor! It's crucial to learn the proper way to shave to cut deep into hair and not your delicate skin. 

-Apply light pressure on the razor while gently stroking your skin against the direction of the hair. 

-Go in an upward motion from bottom to top, then repeat in the opposite direction, again from top to bottom. 

-Slowly find your way through hard to shave areas like the back of the thighs, knees, and ankles. Take your time with these tough spots where the bone is quite close to the surface of the skin which can be a bit of a challenge. 

After Care

Post-shave techniques are as important as prepping and the shaving process itself. Rinse your legs, underarms or bikini area thoroughly and then pat dry without completely drying off. This will seal in excess water in your skin as you apply moisturizer to eliminate dryness and flaking and bring out a healthy glow. Make the most of your perfectly shaved smooth skin by slathering lotion or body oil to deeply nourish and enjoy your shaving success!

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