How to Avoid Shaving Mistakes?

Discover all the common shaving mistakes to avoid, with useful tips on how to prevent mistakes during your shaving routine in order to improve the quality of your shaving experience.

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Whether you’ve just started shaving or have been shaving for as long as you can remember, there are many common shaving mistakes that can be made in the process. Ever notice razor burn or skin irritation after shaving? Read on to discover the obvious and the not-so-obvious mistakes we make during shaving.

Clean Your Razor Before Shaving

Clean Your Razor Before Shaving

Although this may seem like a no-brainer, it is very common to forget to clean your razors. Using a dirty razor can hinder your chances of achieving a close shave. It can also lead to clogged pores, as surrounding bacteria are collected on the razor.

It is important to know how to clean your razors well in order to avoid this from happening. So, rinse it under hot water after each use, but remember never to tap hard on the blades as it damages your razor.

Dry Shaving

Dry Shaving: Shaving without shave gel

Dry shaving is a no-go zone if you wish to avoid red bumps and skin irritation. When you’re in a hurry, it is the faster option, but it is doing you no favours! When you shave in the shower, the steam and water help to soften the hairs, making it easier for you to achieve a painless shave.

Using Men's Razors

Using Men's Razors

Can women use men’s razors? The simple answer is no. Men’s razors often seem tempting to use as they appear sharper, they are designed to target men’s hair and are angled differently from women’s razors. For this reason, if a woman uses a razor designed for men, there is a higher chance that the shave will result in cuts and razor burns.

Using Disposable Razor for more than a week

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Using a disposable razor for more than a week is one of the most common shaving mistakes. If you are shaving every day, then it is important to replace your disposable razor at least once a week to avoid bacteria build-up on the blades.

Not Using Shave Gel or Cream

Woman using Shave Cream before shaving

Shaving gel and shaving cream are designed to help you achieve a painless and flawless shave. A very common shaving mistake is to shave without using gel or cream, but unfortunately, this may cause cuts, razor burns, and skin irritation.

You need to make sure you incorporate a gentle shaving gel into your shaving routine to avoid uncomfortable side effects and to achieve a closer shave.

Shaving Against the Grain

Shaving Against the Grain

Shaving against the grain is another common mistake that usually causes ingrown hair, irritation, and cuts. The best way to shave is with the grain, this is the safest and most comfortable method of shaving.

Applying too Much Pressure

Applying too Much Pressure

Applying too much pressure whilst shaving causes the skin to become uneven which makes it difficult for you to shave accurately. So, gently press down and shave in steady strokes for the optimal results.

Not changing the Blades

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It’s important to know how often you should change your razor. You should ensure your blades are changed as often as after 5-10 shaves. If you continue to use the same blades for too long, the blade will collect bacteria from surrounding areas. You will know it’s time to say goodbye to your old blades once you notice any tugging or rubbing of the skin.

Not moisturizing after Shaving

Woman moisturizing after Shaving

Moisturizing after shaving is a key step for an effective shaving routine, but this step often gets skipped or forgotten. Always moisturize after shaving to retain your skin’s hydration and avoid your skin from feeling dehydrated and dry.

So, now that you know the useful do’s and not-so-obvious don’ts of shaving, you’re all set to achieve a perfect shave using the Venus shaving products and avoid the shaving mistakes that hinder that flawless finish you dream of!

Common Shaving Mistakes FAQs

How do you know if you shaved wrong?

There are many signs indicating that you may be shaving wrong, the most significant ones are

  • If the razor is blunt and overused
  • If you are rushing the shave
  • If you are shaving without shaving gel or cream
  • If you are shaving against the grain

How many times can you use a disposable Gillette razor?

Disposable razors are for limited use. In general, they can last three to 10 shaves, but the best indicator that it’s time to replace a disposable razor is when the blades become dull.