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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Getting a Perfect Shave

Did you know that when you shave is almost as important as how you shave? And it turns out that nighttime is the best time. According to experts, this will give your skin a chance to wake up during the day and get the blood flowing. Doing so will make your skin less puffy, so you get a closer, nick free shave. Shaving before going to bed gives your skin time to naturally heal itself overnight because when you just shave and throw on your clothes, the harsh detergents rubbing up against your sensitive skin can cause ingrowns and irritation.

And when you shave, exfoliate first for best results. I heard that a little sugar and water gently rubbed on over wet legs works really well. This clears away dead skin, so those cells can't migrate into open pores and clog them, causing ingrowns. After rubbing, wet your legs with hot water for three to five minutes. Wet hair is three times easier to shave than dry hair because the moist heat open pores, which makes more of the hair shaft emerge from follicles. Finally, use an unscented gel or oil. Choose a product with no sufactants and have natural oils, this will allow the blade to glide over skin, picking up the hair instead of scraping the skin.


findingtrueserenity said...

I never would have guessed that shaving at nighttime would be better for your skin! Great advice!

Gorgeous MUM said...

Have a blessed Sunday!

Empty Streets said...


Dropping by to ask for your prayers and support for the Flood Victims of Typhoon Ondoy that just hit the Philippines, Metro Manila. I was very fortunate that my apartment has been spared from the major flooding but many have died and many more need to be rescued. Drop by over at empty streets to find out how you can also support those that have been hit by this tragedy.


Empty Streets 1027

Ria said...

HI Liza,

Hope you and your family are all safe and sound in your home. God Bless... Hope the rain stopped as well as the flooding....

ellen said...

kmusta kau ....sana indi kau naapektuhan ng ondoy....

Dora said...

Looks like a good product!

Heidi said...

This is such a great tip! I just have to tell you the system that is just like this that I LOVE!
It is the satin hands set & shave gel that Mary Kay sells. It has a fantastic scrub, that smells heavenly, and then they have a shave gel that is very mild and not an actual cream. I really prefer it to the cream though. And then you can use the emollient cream on your knees and feet. But one thing that you need to mention is that you need to use a really good moisturizer when you are done. If you don't your legs will feel like snake skin the next day.
I love your advice, it's so fun!
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