From leg shaving to bikini shaving, many people ask, “How often should you shave?” While there isn’t a hard and fast rule for when to shave, there are guidelines for how to shave your arms, underarms, legs and bikini area. Whether you shave every morning or every week, you can follow these tips for touchably smooth skin.
It’s all in your genes, baby.
How often you need to shave depends on your genes and your lifestyle. Some women have fine, light-colored body hair and find they don’t have to shave very often. Other women have thick, dark hair and tend to shave parts of their body more often or every day. The area of your body matters, too. Underarm hair grows about 50 percent faster than hair on your legs, so you’ll probably have to shave your armpits more often. What’s most important is deciding the timing and frequency that works best for your life – and makes you feel like the best version of yourself.
A clean razor means a clean shave.
Whether you shave every day or every once in a while, a great razor is key to getting smooth results. At Venus®, we believe the best razor for women is one made for women. All of our razors are designed with you in mind, from an easy-to-grip handle to a rounded head to contour and fit all of your beautiful curves. The Venus Swirl is designed with our revolutionary FLEXIBALL™ and five individually adjusting Contour™ blades. If you’re shaving your bikini area, try the Braun Silk-épil Bikini Styler to shape and trim more sensitive areas. No matter which razor you choose, keeping it clean is a must. Rinse the blades in between every stroke, then pat dry and store properly when you’re finished. A proper clean will keep your razor in shape longer and your skin smoother.
Don’t be late to exfoliate.
Exfoliation is great for your skin – and great for your shave. In fact, shaving all yearlong can help keep your skin free of buildup. Exfoliating regularly helps remove dead skin cells from the surface to reduce the chance of ingrown hairs and keep your skin feeling smooth. Make sure to give your skin a scrub and a rinse before you shave to help prep it for your razor.
Lather up that shave gel.
Wherever you’re shaving, it’s important to use a shave gel or cream. This step will help hydrate your skin as it’s being shaved and prevent irritation and razor bumps. Gillette Venus with Olay Moisturizing Shower & Shave Cream is a great way to add moisture to your shaving process. It gently cleanses while you shave for a clean, smooth finish.
When it comes to shaving, the timing is up to you. The way you shave matters more than how often you do it. Your skin can be smooth whenever you want if you choose a good razor, exfoliate and hydrate. Need help deciding what hair-removal methods are right for you? Check out our video below.