To shave arms or not to shave arms, that is today’s question. Many women choose to shave their arms as part of their regular beauty routine, either because they like to have touchably smooth skin or they want to get rid of body hair. Shaving your arms is a totally personal decision. Whatever hair-removal method you choose, make sure it makes you feel like the best version of yourself. If you want to learn how to shave your arms, check out these shaving tips below!
Make a splash.
Do your skin a favour and avoid dry shaving. Shaving without hydration can lead to nicks, cuts and irritation. Instead, turn on the shower or fill your bath and soak your skin and hair in water for two to three minutes. The water will help soften your hairs and prepare them for a better shave.
Give skin a scrub.
Exfoliation is a great way to take care of your skin and should always be done before shaving rather than after. Use your favourite body scrub to remove dead skin cells and impurities. Your arms will be ready for a nice, smooth shave.
Use women’s shaving cream.
Using shaving gel for women is important when shaving your arms, as with any other kind of shaving. A good shave gel helps hydrate and moisturise your skin while protecting it, helping the razor glide effortlessly, so you get smooth arms with less irritation. We recommend shaving with Satin Care Vanilla Cashmere with a Touch of Olay. It cleanses while it moisturises for a double dose of hydration!
Trust in a great razor.
The key to shaving is to use a good, clean razor. At Venus, we know the best razor for women is one made just for women. Since it can be tricky to manoeuvre a razor in and around the curves of your arms, we recommend using the Venus Swirl. It features an easy-to-grip handle, our revolutionary FLEXIBALL™, and five Contour™ blades that individually adjust to every one of your beautiful curves. The better your razor, the easier it will be to hit all your arm hair and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Stay smooth and steady.
Now that you’ve exfoliated and applied shaving cream, gently pull your razor across the skin of your arms. Rinse after each stroke to keep your blades free of shaving cream and cut hairs. Remember to take your time and be extra careful in hard-to-see places, like your elbows and the backs of your arms. When you are done, rinse your arms completely and pat dry with a towel. Worried that shaving will cause hair to grow back faster and thicker? Check out our myth-busting article here.
There are a lot of different ways to remove arm hair. If shaving is not for you, we recommend using a Braun Silk-épil 9. This fast and precise epilator comes with a built-in exfoliator and removes hair from the root, offering long-lasting results for up to four weeks. Want to learn more about different hair-removal methods? Check out the video below!
Now you know how to shave your arms like a pro. With a trusted razor by your side and these shaving tips, your arms will be touchably soft in no time.