We have done some research to find out what shaving mistakes are better to avoid.
- Your razor has too many blades.
Although using a razor with 4 or 5 blades can give you the feeling of a close shave, it can damage your skin.
- You’re using a “women’s” razor.
Men’s razors have more tightly-packed blades designed to cut thick facial hair. Because men’s razors are made to navigate around the chin and neck, the head of the razor has an accurate swivel which minimizes the chances of getting cut. Another major upside to using men’s razors is the price: they’re much cheaper than ladies’ razors.
- You don’t wait for enough in the shower.
It’s better to save shaving for the end of your shower when your skin is warmer and your leg hair is softer.
Shaving when your skin is still dry or without using creams or gels may give you razor burn and itchiness.
- You’re shaving in the wrong direction.
When you’re moving your razor upward, you’re going against the grain, which makes you more likely to cut yourself. Shaving upward can also lead to razor burn, damaged hair follicles, and ingrown hairs. Shaving your legs downward will minimize skin irritation and can protect you from razor burn.
- You’re storing your razor in the shower.
Keeping your razor in a dry place prevents rust and bacteria from harboring in the blades. The best way to store your razor is to keep it upright and out in the open to allow the blades to fully dry.