How to Shave: Special Tips for Special Parts
Certain parts of the body require extra attention while learning how to shave. Underarms and the bikini area differ from legs not only in the number of square inches shaved, but also in the direction of hair growth and the moisture content of the skin. Follow these tips to learn how to shave and maintain smooth, hair-free skin in these areas. Underarms Wash underarms with soap and warm water to remove razor-clogging oils, and antiperspirant and deodorant residue. Apply a moisture-rich shave gel such as Gillette Satin Care for Women to underarm area. To make sure you remove even hard-to-reach hairs, lift your arm high and straight above your head while shaving. This pulls skin taut, eliminating creases where hair may hide. Use a razor designed for sensitive and hard-to-reach places. Venus Embrace features 5 razor blades for a dramatically smooth and comfortable shave. Underarm hair grows in different directions, so shaving from all three angles —up, down, and sideways —ensures a closer, smoother shave. Rinse with cool water to close pores and pat dry. If you have sensitive skin, wait several minutes before applying antiperspirant or deodorant to freshly-shaven underarms. Don't be surprised if you find yourself shaving your underarms more frequently than your legs. The reason? Underarm hair grows almost 50% faster than the hair on your legs! Shave daily for a fresh, clean feeling. Bikini Area Learning how to shave the bikini area presents unique challenges women don't face when removing hair from legs and underarms. But shaving the bikini area doesn't have to be difficult if you follow a few simple how to shave pointers:
Since skin in the bikini area is particularly sensitive, always soften the hair in warm water before you shave, and use a razor with a lubrastrip. To help further soften hair and to ensure razor glide on ultra-sensitive skin, be sure to use a moisture-rich shave gel such as Gillette Satin Care for Women. Legs are easier to shave because the skin is usually level and taut. When learning how to shave the bikini area, pull the skin back to create the same taut effect. Venus razors feature ergonomically-designed handles that provide ultimate control for hard-to-reach places, like the bikini area. To prevent the re-growing coarser hairs of the bikini area from curling under the skin's surface and causing itchy, red bumps, be sure to shave with gentle strokes in the direction that is most comfortable for you. The lighter the touch you use, the better the shave you will get. A fresh blade and plenty of shave gel will allow you to exert less pressure. If you have to go over an area twice, reapply shave gel first. After shaving, rinse with cool water to close the pores. Pat dry and apply a light dusting of powder.
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