If you’re going to shave, make sure you use the correct technique to minimise razor burn and ingrown hairs. Follow this simple step-by-step process to achieve healthy, smooth skin …
It’s important to use a clean, sharp razor. The single blade, double edged razor (like the ones in the photo above) are best as the single blade causes less trauma to the skin. They are also the most economical with replacement blades costing around £2 for five blades!
Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells a couple of days before you plan to shave. Use warm water to soften the skin and open the pores.
Protect the skin by applying a shaving oil to warmed, wet skin. This will also lift the hair away from the skin and create a barrier between your skin and the blade. There's no need for foaming soap-based shaving gels as these dry out the skin & also prevent you from seeing where you are shaving!
Holding your skin taut, shave slowly in the direction of the hair growth using long, minimal strokes. This is important as it reduces the chance of irritation & the development of ingrown hairs. Do not press down hard, keep it light as the blade should glide over the skin. Try to avoid going over the same area twice. Rinse the razor blade with warm water between strokes.
When you've finished, rinse your skin with slightly cooler water to remove debris & pat skin dry.
Finish by applying a moisturiser to protect the skin & calm any irritation. Folli Oil Daily Treatment Oil is perfect as it nourishes the skin & contains a blend of essential oils with antiseptic properties to keep the hair follicle clear of infection and soothe any inflammation.