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    Schick® Women’s Shave: Shaving Tips for Women

    When shaving legs, underarms or bikini area, proper moisturization is a vital first step. Never shave without first moistening dry hair with water, as dry hair is difficult to cut and breaks down the fine edge of a razor blade. A sharp blade is crucial to getting a close, comfortable shave.

    Legs

    1. Moisten skin with water for about three minutes, then apply a thick shaving gel. Water plumps up the hair, making it easier to cut, and the shaving gel helps retain the moisture.
    2. Use long, even strokes without applying excessive pressure. Shave carefully over bony areas like ankles, shins and knees.
    3. For knees, bend slightly to pull the skin tight before shaving, as folded skin is difficult to shave.
    4. Stay warm to prevent goose bumps, as any irregularity in the skin surface can complicate shaving.
    5. Use wire-wrapped blades, like those made by Schick®. Don't press too hard! Simply let the blade and handle do the work for you.
    6. Remember to shave in the direction of hair growth. Take your time and shave carefully over sensitive areas.

    Underarms

    1. Moisten skin and apply a thick shaving gel.
    2. Lift your arm up while shaving to pull skin tight.
    3. Shave from the bottom up, allowing the razor to glide over the skin.
    4. Avoid shaving the same area more than once, to help minimize skin irritation.
    5. Use wire-wrapped blades, like those made by Schick®. Don't press too hard! Simply let the blade and handle do the work for you.
    6. Avoid applying deodorants or antiperspirants immediately after shaving, as doing so can result in irritation and stinging. To help prevent this, shave underarms at night and give the area time to stabilize before using deodorant.

    Bikini Area

    1. Moisten hair for three minutes with water and then apply a thick shaving gel. This preparation is a must, as the hair in the bikini area tends to be thicker, denser and curlier, making it more difficult to cut.
    2. Handle the skin in the bikini area gently.
    3. Shave horizontally, from the outside to the inside of the upper thigh and groin area, using smooth, even strokes.
    4. Shave frequently year-round to keep the area smooth.

    After-shave activities: Give your skin 30 minutes off

    Skin is at its most sensitive immediately after shaving.

    Apply lotions​ or moisturizers​. If you must moisturize immediately following shaving, select a cream formula rather than a lotion, and avoid exfoliating moisturizers.

    Going swimming: Freshly shaved skin is vulnerable to the stinging effects of chlorine and salt water.

    Article provided by Schick

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