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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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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BE THE TOUR DE FORCE WITH YOUR CLOSEST SHAVE YET

The Tour de France is in fast approach, get set with Dorco’s Pace 6 Plus

 

This July will see the start of the infamous Tour de France; the world’s most notorious cycling competition. With teams rallied around and the spirit of competition in the air, no doubt many of you will want to take to the road and try your luck at a spot of cycling.

Just as the pros do, you’ll want to have your leg hair in check, to ensure nothing stops you hitting those high speeds! Dorco don’t want you to feel anything less than a champion of the track. So we’ve pulled together some top tips on keeping your leg hairs trim, so All you have to worry about is pedalling as fast as you can up those hills!

Here Dorco suggests some pointers on achieving cycle-ready legs:

  1. Make sure you have a great razor. Try to use a product that has a high number of blades, the Pace 6 Plus is perfect for this with its six ultra-sharp blades
  2. When? We recommend shaving after a hot shower, this way your hair is nice and soft, avoiding any tug on the blades. The steam while showering also causes skin pores to relax and open up. This results in much closer shaves
  3. Where to start? Make sure you begin shaving from your feet upwards; being careful around those hard-to-shave areas like kneecaps
  4. Get moisturised. Be sure to use shaving foam that includes an intensive moisturiser, Aloe Vera is a great ingredient for combatting dryness after shaving
  5. Benefits? Top cyclists suggest that having hair-free skin allows any cuts and bruises from the ride to heal better, removal of dirt easier and ensures your post-cycle massage is as smooth as possible! In addition, specialists also say you can save around 70 seconds on average over 40km by shaving your legs!

 

By using Dorco’s Pace 6 Plus razor you’ll be sure to achieve the closest of shaves for any sporting occasion. The Pace 6 Plus by Dorco has six ultra-sharp blades, promising to achieve a great shave!

To order the PACE 6 Plus from DORCO’s UK online shop www.razorsbydorco.co.uk or on Amazon UK.

Also available via a flexible online subscription service – delivered straight to his door for minimum fuss.

About DORCO

DORCO is an expert in razor innovation, providing millions of customers in over 130 countries worldwide with premium shaving products. Razors by DORCO is proud to introduce its shaving innovation to the UK market, including an ultra-sharp 6-blade shaving system, as well as DORCO’s innovative and patented common docking system.  With over 60 years of expertise in offering advanced blade technology, DORCO offers a flexible subscription service on their superior quality razors and replacement blades.