In Between Shave Care From Beauty Guru Geoff Mahanay
Most people focus on the shave itself, but in-between shave care is just as important to keep skin looking silky smooth and bump free. Schick enlisted hair and beauty expert, Geoff Mahanay, to provide top tips for looking after your skin between shaves to ensure healthy and silky smooth skin.
1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate.
Many people are guilty of skipping this step but exfoliating is important to maintain ingrown-free, silky skin. Exfoliating before shaving will align your hairs for a uniform shave, sweep away dead skin, and allow for a closer shave. Exfoliating after shaving will unclog pores (from the shaving and
creams, etc.) and help to prevent ingrown hairs that cause razor bumps.
Always apply a lotion after shaving as moisturising combats dry skin that can be caused by shaving and lessens the chance of skin irritations. Be sure to use a moisturiser that is unscented and unperfumed if you are prone to irritated skin.
3. Get a new razor.
Instead of gliding across the skin, a dull razor drags the skin and causes irritation. Wash your razor well after every swipe and leave it somewhere to dry between shaves. A sharp blade is crucial for getting a close shave and the risk of nicks and irritation increases the longer you use a blade. You should replace the Schick Xtreme3 after five uses to get an optimal shave.
4. Taking care of irritated skin.
Aloe Vera soothes and helps alleviate any irritation caused by shaving. If you get an ingrown hair, do not pick as this can cause infection. To prevent ingrown hairs, shave downward with the angle of the hair. If the hair follicle does become infected a mild, over-the-counter topical antibiotic used two or three times per day will help.
Features of Schick Xtreme3:
The Schick Xtreme3 offers a high performance shave with the convenience and value of a
disposable. It has been especially designed for women with 3 blades that flex and pivot, and two lubricating strip enriched with soothing Shea Butter and Aloe Vera, to make sure legs feel gorgeously smooth.
The only 3-blade disposable that flexes and pivots to closely follow the contours of your body.
Triple blade closeness with reduced irritation, lubricating strip enriched with Aloe and Shea Butter.
Rubber-grip designed for easy control.
Easy-rinse razor-head to guarantee a hygienic, smooth shave.
RRP $4.99, 5 razors per pack
Available at Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and pharmacies nationally.For more information visit www.schickfreeyourskin.com.au