Sometimes, shaving can sting – but it’s most likely to happen if you’re shaving improperly. You can help stop shaving cuts from happening if you follow these steps. From keeping skin hydrated to using a shaving cream for women, this useful guide will help you get touchably smooth skin in no time!
Hydrate your skin.
Say no to dry shaving! Your skin needs hydration to help protect it from damage. Shaving without water is not good for your skin and can increase your chances of cutting yourself. Give it the care it needs by starting with a warm bath or shower. Don’t shave until your skin has soaked for two to three minutes; or wait until the end of your cleaning routine as hairs will be softer, making for an easier and safer shave.
Use shaving cream for women.
Your skin doesn’t just need hydration, it also needs moisture. Make sure to use women’s shaving cream or gel as part of your shaving process. Shaving cream is designed to help soften skin and make your razor glide easier for a closer shave. If you’re looking for something that will both clean and moisturise your skin, we recommend Satin Care Vanilla Cashmere with a Touch of Olay. It gently cleanses while you shave! Or, try Satin Care Sensitive Skin Shave Gel if you need help shaving with sensitive skin.
Grab a fresh razor.
We believe the best razor for women is one designed especially for them. That’s why most Venus razors feature easy-to-grip handles and blades that contour to your curves. Oftentimes, nicks and cuts are signs of a dull or ineffective razor. If a razor has too few blades, it provides space between each blade for skin to pucker, increasing the likelihood of irritation and cuts. To help promote a good shave and smooth skin, get a razor with three or more blades – and replace the blades at the first sign of wear. There are many razor options from which to choose. Need help finding the razor for you? Check out our easy guide here.
You don’t have to apply a lot of pressure to get a close shave. Too much pressure can cause nicks and cuts. Instead, keep the blades flat against your skin and use a light touch. Venus razors are designed to do the rest!
Take your time.
Don’t rush through the shaving process. Going through the motions too quickly can increase your chances of making a mistake. Take your time and shave with smooth, steady strokes, rinsing between each stroke. Then, pat dry and moisturise when you’re finished.
Want to learn more about shaving? Watch our video on how to help prevent razor bumps.