Its been a long time that I stopped getting my body hair waxed. From the past 1 year now, I have been shaving my hands and legs. Shaving has been a really terrible experience for me ever since until I found out the right technique.
I follow a structured procedure in order to ensure the perfect and smooth shave, which is:
The best time to shave the body hair is during a hot shower. Hot water softens the hair making it easier for the hair removal process. So I pour some hot water on the hands and legs.
Then I like to exfoliate my skin so I scrub my body before I start shaving to lift all of my hair up. I use the Innisfree Tangerine Blossom Perfumed Body Jelly Scrub.
For the body scrub, you can make one at home by simply mixing –
- 1/2 Cup Granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp Pure Coconut Oil
- 4 Tbsp Natural Honey
- 1 Tsp Tea Tree Oil (Or any other essential oil of your choice)
Scrub that all over your body. The sugar content helps in exfoliating the dead skin cells while the oil and honey will keep the skin moisturised.
Once the entire skin is scrubbed, wash it off with luke warm water.
I like to shave my skin using either my favourite conditioner which is the Loreal Total Repair Conditioner or Coconut oil. Take a generous amount of it and apply it all over the damp skin.
Then, I use the Gillette Satin Care Women Razor which is specifically made for the women body. Using a fresh sharp razor, I shave it in the same direction of the hair growth and make sure to wash the razor under running water before every sweep that you make.
Take bath like you normally do. Make sure to wash your body extremely well in order to get rid of any shaved off hair particles on the skin.
Once you’re out of the shower, moisturise your body with an extremely hydrating body butter. I like to use the Body Shop Olive Body butter. This will avoid any type of itchiness. Moisturiser is important as it tends to get really dry after shaving the skin.
Follow these steps, and you will see a huge difference. Its all about the right technique.
Do you like shaving or waxing?