Alright, ladies! Are you looking to improve your leg shaving game? Want to achieve bikini hair removal with flair? We’ve gathered together our top shaving tips for women below.
Go with the grain.
When shaving legs, arms or your bikini area, shave in the direction of hair growth to shorten, then against the grain for extra closeness. This will ensure you get a close shave and avoid ingrown hairs.
A women’s razor is key.
Sure, you can use a men’s razor, but is it really the best fit for you? We believe the best razor for women is one made just for them. All Venus® razors are designed to fit the needs and curves of a woman’s body. With easy-to-grip handles, oval-shaped blade cartridges and moisture bars, our razors are guaranteed to give you touchably smooth skin.
Shaving cream really matters.
Shaving without a shaving cream for women can lead to irritation, missed hairs, and a dingy razor. Shaving cream is designed to help moisturize your skin and increase the glide of your razor, so you get a better shave and smoother skin. Say “no” to dry shaving and find the shaving cream that fits your lifestyle and personality.
Tight is right.
Sometimes, our skin can bunch and pucker in between the razor’s blades, causing irritation at best and cuts at worse. In areas where skin is looser, hold the skin taut as you shave. This can help you avoid irritation and get a smoother shave.
Underarm hair grows faster.
Did you know that underarm hair grows about 50 percent faster than hair in other parts of your body? And, it can grow in all directions. When underarm shaving, you can pull the razor up, down and sideways to get the closest shave.
Hot water can hurt.
We all love warm showers and baths, but hot water can cause your skin some trouble. Your lovely, soft skin can become irritated or dry when exposed to too much heat, so decrease the temp and the length of your bathing routine to promote healthier skin.
Short strokes for all folks.
When shaving, take it slow. Use short to medium strokes depending on the body part and don’t put too much pressure on your razor. Make sure to rinse between each stroke to keep your blades free from shave gel, cut hairs and dead skin cells.
More blades are better.
Some women think that having more than two blades is unnecessary, but that’s not true. With more blades, you decrease the chance for missed hairs, as well as nicks. With Venus, a higher blade count means our blades are spaced closer together. This means more hairs cut and a lower chance of skin getting caught. We recommend choosing a women’s razor with three or more blades to promote a comfortable, smoother and safer shave and changing your blades every five to 10 shaves for a close shave every time.
There you have it! Our shaving tips for women who want touchably smooth legs without nicks, cuts or irritation. You can learn more about shaving by watching the video below: