Summertime puts a lot of strain on your skin. High temperatures, sweat, and direct sun exposure can cause skin inflammation, which can lead to a variety of problems such as redness and irritation. And shaving your already irritated skin can result in razor bumps, ingrown hair, and, of course, that itchy, stinging sensation we all despise.
But don’t worry; we’ve got some great shaving tips that will leave you with smooth and soft skin. To read them all, scroll down…..
1. Thoroughly clean the area
Before you begin shaving, make sure to cleanse, exfoliate, and soak the areas for a few minutes to soften the hair. To remove dirt and dead skin buildup, use an exfoliating body wash. This allows you to shave more closely. Furthermore, hard hair can tag, pull, and scratch your skin, resulting in razor burns. Pre-softening it will protect your skin from rough and unforgiving body hair.
2. Do not shave dry
Dry shaving in the summer can result in skin irritation, razor burns, and ingrown hairs. Always use shaving cream, preferably a thick and creamy one, rather than a gel-based one. Do not use soap because it can be too drying on the skin, or coconut oil because it can clog the pores.
LS pick: Whipped Shave Cream
3. Do not skip the moisturizer
Moisturising your skin post-shaving is a must-do. Warm water, shaving cream, and small razor strokes can all cause skin irritation. A cooling body lotion can help restore moisture to your skin and soothe irritation caused by shaving.
LS pick: After Shave Balm
4. Avoid sun exposure for a few days
We know you’re eager to get back to wearing those pretty sleeveless dresses after shaving, but we recommend you limit your sun exposure for a few days. Skin that has been freshly shaved is still delicate and will not be able to withstand the harsh effects of the sun. Cover up and apply sunscreen 45 minutes before leaving the house to protect your skin from sun exposure.
5. Take special care of your underarms
Your underarm area is one of the most sensitive areas on your body and is the most affected by shaving. Make sure to properly care for your underarms after shaving. To avoid skin irritation and underarm dark marks, cleanse with a gentle wash, moisturize, protect from direct UV exposure, and use alcohol and paraben-free deodorants.