Swimsuit season has arrived, which means it’s time to get rid of unwanted hair and give your legs, underarms and bikini line some much-needed attention. Whether you’re wondering how to shave or wax, here are the tips for staying silky smooth all summer.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR SHAVING
1. EXFOLIATE TO PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS
Because cell turnover is much slower on your legs, dead skin cells can build up quickly, hiding stubborn ingrown hairs, clogging your razor and causing uncomfortable razor burn. Exfoliating your skin allows any hair that may be tucked under dead skin to be lifted and more easily removed. Before shaving, use your favorite body scrub to slough off dead skin cells and reveal razor-ready skin.
2. SHAVE IN THE EVENING
Though convenient, the best time to shave isn’t during your morning shower. As you sleep, legs swell slightly, which can hide a portion of the hairs. For a closer shave, wait until evening to pull out your razor and tackle hairs that would otherwise be hidden. Expert tip: shave towards the end of your shower when your hair follicles are the softest.
3. SWAP YOUR SHAVING FOAM FOR AN OIL
Opt for a hydrating oil or lotion instead of a shaving foam to act as a barrier between your skin and the blade, allowing for a closer, smoother shave. Using an ultra-hydrating oil replenishes your skin’s moisture and improves your shave, leaving your limbs soft and silky.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAXING
1. SKIP SHAVING BEFOREHAND
The number one rule of waxing is to steer clear of shaving between appointments. Hair should be at least 0.4cm in order for wax to catch the hair, allowing for a more precise wax. To avoid patchiness, it’s best to let hair grow for at least 2-3 weeks before your appointment.
2. KEEP YOUR SKIN HYDRATED
Like shaving, keeping your skin hydrated is essential for preventing uncomfortable ingrown hairs and other irritations. Your legs have almost no oil or sweat glands, which means zero natural moisture. In the days leading up to your appointment, keep your skin moisturized with your favorite body lotion.
3. BOOK AN EARLY MORNING APPOINTMENT
Ease the pain of waxing by booking an early morning appointment, when your body is under the least amount of stress. Whether you’re a seasoned waxer or first-timer, picking appointments at the time of the day when your skin and muscles are the most relaxed is ideal for minimizing pain and discomfort.
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