Summer Shaving Tips from Seed
Summer means sundresses, shorts, swimwear, and exposed skin. Most of us spend more time shaving our legs to keep them silky and smooth, but end up with occasional nicks, cuts, and razor burn. We are here to share our 5 best shaving tips for a better shave this summer.
Prevent ingrown hairs with exfoliation.
We've talked about the skin care benefits of exfoliation before. Removing dead skin cells is essential, as flakes that have collected around the hair follicles will complicate your shave. If you have do not regularly exfoliate, this accumulation of dead skin cells will ultimately lead to ingrown hairs. Be sure to apply a body scrub regularly in the shower (but never right after shaving).
Don't shave right when you step into the shower.
Skin care experts agree: wait at least 3 minutes after being in the shower or tub to shave your legs. Why? It is important for the hair to be hydrated for an easier, tug-free shave. Go ahead and shampoo and condition your hair, wash your face, and then save the shave for later.
Don't use a dull blade.
Sharp, fresh blades are best for shaving efficiently. Dull blades require more pressure and pulling, resulting in nicks, cuts, and skin irritation. With a sharp blade, you just need to lightly glide your razor across the skin.
Prep your skin for a smoother shave.
Swap out your old school shaving cream or gel for Seed Shaving Bar. This gentle, fragrance-free shave bar features shea butter, aloe vera, and other seed oils to give you a close and comfortable shave every single time. There are no harsh chemicals, alcohol, or waste from non-recyclable packaging. Plus, reviewers tell (5 stars!) that their blades last longer when using our bar.
Be sure to apply moisturizer after shaving.
To prevent irritation, always make the time to moisturize after shaving. Our soothing Body Lotion contains aloe vera to comfort skin post-shave, while the mixture of plant oils and antioxidants protect and soften without leaving a sticky or greasy film.
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