Video:How to Shave Properly to Avoid Ingrown Hairswith Michelle Andrus
Learn how to avoid ingrown hairs by shaving correctly. Here, see step-by-step instructions for how to shave properly to avoid ingrown hairs.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Shave Properly to Avoid Ingrown HairsHi! I am Michelle, a Licensed Aesthetician, and I am here today to show you some tips on shaving to avoid ingrown hair.
Tips for How to Shave Properly to Avoid Ingrown HairsFirst, a good tip is to always exfoliate. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate is the best to remove all dead skin cells and to help prep your legs or arms or any other body part for shaving. To exfoliate, there are many products out there, anyone that says exfoliant on it will work just fine. Just make sure to rub it in a circular motion pretty fluidly on the skin to remove any dead skin cells.
Best Practices for How to Avoid Ingrown Hairs When ShavingOur second step is to wet the skin, and get it very moist with heat. If you wait a little while in the shower, so the heat can absorb in to your skin and loosen it up to prep the skin for shaving.
Additional Tips for How to Avoid Ingrown HairsThe next thing you're going to want to do is to apply a shaving cream to the skin to prep it for shaving. This is a very important part since you do not want your skin dry. That's number one mistake and causes rash burn or bumps.Then you're going to wet your razor and you're going to shave in the opposite direction of your skin's growth. Make sure not to apply too much pressure or pull the skin; that causes ingrown hairs. Just allow the razor to brush over the skin not putting too much pressure, just the natural flow. Those are some tips for shaving to avoid ingrown hairs.
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