Having a great device like the Silk’n SensEpil allows you to have soft, hair-free skin. That’s a fact, and I love mine! Another fact is that, when you’re first starting out, the SensEpil requires you to shave before a treatment to get best results. Furthermore, if you don’t have a SensEpil and you still want hair free skin, you’re going to have to shave. The following are some great tips to safely remove that hair using a razor, while avoiding any unsightly irritation.
Enhance Your Blade Skills!
To begin with, there’s nothing better than a hot shower or bath, right? Can’t argue with that. But not if you are going to shave. Shaving in a very hot shower can cause skin inflammation. It’s actually better to have cooler skin while shaving, but warm water can help soften your hair to make it easier to trim. So you should therefore avoid temperature extremes. Cool or tepid water is best for shaving, with cooler water providing the additional advantage of minimizing blood flow within your skin which lessens bleeding in the event you cut yourself.
Secondly, moisturize your skin often – just before, during and immediately after your shaving. Be sure you scrub your skin regularly. Skin aggravation, shaver burn and bumps may appear when your skin is too dry to allow the shaver to move efficiently, and dead skin cells can lead to in-grown hairs and those tiny zits all of us hate!
And finally, develop good shaving technique. When I first started shaving, I wanted to get as close a shave as possible. Eventually I discovered that if you shave too closely, your skin will get very inflamed, especially if you shave each day and don’t give your skin an opportunity to recuperate. I also always shaved against the grain to attain that closeness… so, I bet you can guess just what you aren’t supposed to do. If you shave nearly everyday anyway, there’s no need to get a super close shave every time. If you’re able to avoid the impulse to shave closely and shave in the same direction as your hair grows, you’ll do a great deal to avoid the most frequent skin problems. It is that straightforward.
Listen, these things aren’t rocket science, but it is information which is very nice to be aware of if you were struggling to obtain hair-free skin and avoid red, rashy, bumpy skin. Simply keep all these basic ideas in mind and you should obtain a much better outcome shaving than you ever did in the past. But, in the end, if you aren’t going to get yourself a SensEpil, you are still probably going to be spending a great deal of your time having a shaver in your hand. That I can not help you with… until I’m able to finally persuade you to get yourself a nice sparkly Silk’n SensEpil system!