Shaving Tips - Sexy Summer legs

Sexy Summer legs

You’ve probably been there: a quick shave to tidy up before heading poolside and BAM! Before you’ve even shed your cover-up, your legs and bikini area have developed red, uncomfortable bumps. This embarrassing – and sometimes painful – experience does not need to define your summer. We have put together some tips and techniques that will help you have those amazing, summer-ready legs all throughout the year.

Use a Fresh Razor

The most important rule of shaving is to always use a brand new razor; never a dull one. Dull razors will no longer cut the hair, but rather they will pull at the hair, sometimes yanking from the root. This can irritate the follicle, as well as introduce unwanted bacteria into the follicle. Worse yet, if there are tiny fragments of skin near the hair follicle, these can become caught in the blades, much like unknowingly catching a hangnail on a piece of fabric. Obviously, this can be a painful experience.

Plan Your Shaving Ritual

It’s best to shave in the evening when possible because your skin is “awake” and most pliable near the end of the day. It is not a good idea to shave in the morning, unless you’re able to wait a couple of hours after waking. Taking a hot shower will allow the water and the steam created to weaken the hair, making it much easier to shave.

Moisturise First

A definitive method of obtaining a close shave is to ensure that your skin is moisturised. Using a good moisturiser on a daily basis will help keep skin soft, supple and primed for your closest shave. Using a moisturiser, such as avocado, in the ingredients helps replace your skin’s own natural oils, which can be lost due to a variety of factors, like chlorinated pools and excessive sweating.

Shaving every day is not recommended if you want to say goodbye to razor burned legs. For most ladies, a couple days’ worth of growth is not visible anyway. Shaving on a daily basis will only aggravate any current skin irritation you may have.

Keep Skin Taut

While there are tips for great looking summer legs all year long, there are also specific techniques that will help you maintain healthy looking skin. For instance, regardless of your weight, all skin has a pliability factor. Holding the skin taut as you shave (running your hand up your leg ahead of the razor, keeping skin firm as you go) will minimize a lot of irritation.

Shave in the Right Direction

Experts agree that shaving in the same direction as the hair growth is safest. This is the best technique to avoid skin irritation. If your skin is not prone to irritation, shaving against the grain does give the closest shave; however, if you’re attempting to rid your legs of unsightly razor bumps, shaving in the direction of the growth is best practice. Once your legs have been shaven downwards, you can then reapply your shaving moisturiser and shave upwards for an even closer shave.

What to Do if You Develop Razor Burn

Aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, and cold compresses can help your distress should you still, after precaution, get razor burn. Dabbing fresh aloe or apple cider vinegar on the affected areas will soothe the burning sensation and help swelling to subsist. Cold compresses also aid in the discomfort that this condition presents.

Using these tips and techniques will ensure that your legs are ready for summer – and all the other seasons of the year. Try these tips, and place your comments below. If you have a trick that we haven’t listed here, let us know!

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7 Shaving Hacks for Busy Men

Shaving seems simple enough, but the best-groomed men know that perfect results come from using the right tools and techniques and having a good routine down.
There is such a thing as smarter shaving. and knowing a few easy tricks can keep you looking your best in the shortest time possible. Here are seven great shaving hacks that will save time plus do the job well.

1. Use Hair Conditioner Even for Facial Hair

This one is for men who have very coarse hair and need a quicker way to get it soft pre-shave. A good hair conditioner can help soften and prep your hair and surrounding skin. Wet your facial hair, and then apply a small amount of conditioner to your palm, massaging it into your facial hair gently. Let it soak in for a minute before getting on with the shave. This makes the shaving process swift and more effective.

2. Apply Hot Water First, Cold Water After

Before shaving, rinse your face with hot water to push the pores open. To close them back up after you shave, douse with cold water. That said, use cold water only after you’ve shaved, and not before. This is an important step in your shaving routine!

3. Try a Bit of Moisturiser Post-Shave

During the hot summer months, moisturising can help keep your skin supple and less likely to be affected by harsh sun rays or stark temperatures. But in reality, who has time for that? Our PACE4 signature razor is great for men who need extra-special care. It is designed with an upgraded moisturising strip that contains chamomile and olive oil, two of the best natural moisturisers for sensitive skin.

4. Use a Super-Sharp Shaver With a Pivoting Head

If you’ve experienced annoying ingrown hairs or zit-like bumps on your face and skin, it could be that you’re using a shaver that’s too dull. Instead, use the sharpest blade possible for the smartest shave. The Dorco PACE6 Plus razor is ideal because, in addition to six narrow blades, it features a pivoting head, allowing you to get the closest shave possible.

5. Apply Lip Balm for Cuts

Lip balm is not just for the girls! If your partner has a tube of lip balm lying around, you can apply it to accidental cuts or nicks to immediately stop bleeding.

6. Exfoliate

To remove some of the dead skin from your face, take the time to exfoliate once or twice a week. It might seem like a chore, but it saves time and gives you a smoother shave in the long run. Exfoliating helps with eliminating breakouts as well. You can buy made-for-men exfoliating packs online or in most stores, but if you want a quick DIY exfoliation trick, try some brown sugar mixed with a dash of olive oil.

7. Change Your Blade Often

To guarantee a good shaving experience, even the best blades need to be changed on a regular basis. Having a value pack on hand means you can still use your favorite handle and just exchange the razor tips for a perfect shave every time.

For more options and the best value razors, check out the wide range of razors, blades and value pack available from Dorco. Plus, learn more grooming tips and tricks from other Dorco users or share your own hacks and razor reviews on our community pages.

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How To Get Your Skin Bikini-Ready for Summer Holidays

How To Get Your Skin Bikini-Ready for Summer Holidays

Before going on holiday, we all plan the necessities for our trip: what to wear, what sights to see, and what we’ll eat and drink. But for an excellent holiday, there’s something just as important as picking out a great bikini to wear to the beach: making your skin look great with your bikini. There’s no point in having a sexy new bathing suit without smooth, sexy legs to match. Here’s how to get your skin bikini-ready for summer holiday.

1. Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin will give you a better, smoother shave and allow moisturiser to sink in more deeply to your skin. There are several ways to exfoliate. One way is to manually exfoliate your skin with a loofah, which uses rough natural fibers to brush away dead skin. Loofahs can be picked up at most drug stores; you can find it located near the body wash and other bath supplies. You can also use a salt or sugar scrub to exfoliate. Salt and sugar scrubs work by scrubbing away dead and tired skin with salt or sugar grains, and they may contain some moisturising properties as well. These are also available at drug stores and beauty shops. Pick the exfoliating method of your choice and, after undressing, use it to scrub away all the rough skin on legs and body. You are now ready to move on to the next step, which is shaving.

2. Shave

Apply a good, moisturising shaving cream to your legs before starting to shave. And most importantly, use a sharp, good-quality razor: Razors that are dull or poor quality will make shaving harder and more painful, and the results will be not be as smooth. Shave in the direction that hair is going to avoid irritation, and keep a firm hand so that you cut the hair away at the skin. Make sure to get those hard-to-reach places like the backs of the legs and bikini area. Take care on the knees and other areas not to nick your skin. When you’ve completed your shaving and all the hair is removed, rinse off in the shower. Make sure to rinse away all the shaving cream from your body.

3. Moisturise

While your skin is still wet and warm from the shower, apply a rich lotion to your skin to lock in moisture and leave the skin feeling fresh and smooth. Coconut oil and similar oils make great moisturisers for beach-ready skin. You can also use a moisturising lotion. Some lotions come infused with scents: Pick one that puts you in the mood to relax and enjoy your holiday. Good scent options for the beach are sandalwood, coconut and vanilla. Rub lotion into the skin to allow it to really penetrate and deliver smooth, lasting moisture.

4. Tan and Shine (optional!)

If you like the sexy, tanned look, apply a self-tanning lotion to the skin or Visit a spray tanning parlour. After a few hours, your skin will be not just smooth, but glowing and bronze.

5. Head to the Beach!

You are now smooth, moisturised and ready for a brilliant day at the beach. Before you head to the sand, throw a Bottle of moisturiser in your beach bag to bring with you so you Can stay moisturised in the sun. And don’t forget sunscreen — all that freshly shaved skin can be slightly sensitive, and you want to avoid getting a sunburn. Add a hat, some sunglasses, a bottle of water and a good book. You are now fully prepared to have a fantastic holiday. Time to hit the sand!

 

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