Shaving underarms is something most women do almost every day to make themselves feel fresh and clean – or simply to enjoy the feeling of smooth skin. While you can use other hair-removal methods, like waxing or using IPL, to remove underarm hair, shaving is the easiest, quickest way to do it. You may shave your armpit hair every day, but do you know if you’re getting the best results? Follow these shaving tips to get smooth skin you’ll be proud to show off.
Prep your skin.
Usually, shaving happens in the shower or while having a bath. But did you know there’s a reason other than convenience to keep this step in your routine? When you soak your skin in water, it helps hydrate and soften the hairs for your razor. So, go ahead – indulge yourself! If you’re short on time, try substituting your bubble bath with a warm flannel. Apply it to your underarms for three to five minutes, and then start shaving.
Use shave gel.
Dry shaving is an all-too-common activity for a lot of busy women. We get it. Sometimes you’re in a rush or you simply ran out of shaving cream. What’s the harm in doing a quick dry shave? Believe it or not, dry shaving can actually cause cause razor burn and irritation. Using a shaving gel or cream helps moisturise your skin and make the shaving process smoother. For those looking for a more convenient solution, Venus® has teamed up with Olay to create a Venus & Olay with shaving gel built right in. That’s right – no need to buy shaving cream. And, you can have refills shipped directly to your door, so there’s no need to go shopping!
Use a good, clean razor.
Over time, razors can get dull, and when not taken care of, they can get rusty. Do yourself and your skin a favour and replace your razor blades at the first sign of dullness. Usually, razor blades will last for five to 10 shaves. It’s also important to keep your razor clean to ensure your shave is as close as it can get. We believe the best razor for women is one designed for women. All Venus razors have features made especially for you, including a contoured handle and rounded pivoting heads for easier and safer manoeuvring around tough places, like your underarms. They also have interchangeable razor blade refills that fit all Venus razor handles, so you can even try a different type of blade on your current Venus razor.
Finish with smoothness.
When you’ve finished shaving, make sure to pat your skin dry and apply your favourite moisturiser to help keep your skin hydrated, healthy and smooth. Don’t forget to clean your razor, too! After each shave, simply rinse and air-dry your razor. Taking care of your razor will help it last longer and give you more close shaves.
Shaving your armpits isn’t complicated if you know how to do it properly. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and some practice. Remember: Shaving is a personal choice. Do what makes you feel your best! For more info on shaving your underarms, check out our video below!