SKIN-CARING SHAVE ROUTINE
Disclaimer: This post is in part sponsored/gifted by Harry's | All opinions are my own!
For those of you who think skincare stops from your neck down, here's a post that will put that myth to a screeching halt. Skincare covers just about every inch of your body, you know, since skin covers every inch of your body, unless you're some transplant from the Galaxy of Transylvania (kudos if you laughed at that reference). Point being, skincare on places that you constantly shave are pretty important: think about it, you're constantly putting a razor sharp blade against these area of epidermis, thus potentially drying out and/or harming that top layer, over and over again. So I decided to put together a little shave routine that stresses the importance of moisturizing both during and after the process: leaving your legs smoother than silk and razor burn free.
the [men's] razor
Harry's Winston Set- You guys, this is a razor that Sweeney Todd would even be jealous of.
Why's it good for your skin? So a long time ago, I was browsing the Youtube-verse, and came across a beauty vlogger who swore by using men's face razors on her legs. She argued that the shape and blades found in a men's razor actually did a (for lack of a better word..) smoother job, and as I've come to learn, it actually makes a lot of sense why. Typically, men's razors tend to have more of a design focus on movement of the blades, after all, they're meant for removing thick facial hair and stubble in every crick and crevice. I've found that the moving head is actually just as affective, if not more, on legs. I recently had the privilege of trying out Harry's Winston Set Razor, and will have to admit that it proved this hypothesis correct, and plus, I cannot get over how gorgeous the silver coating is + it's killer packaging. Would highly recommend.
the [vital] shave cream
Why are they good for your skin? Shave cream is so so vital for a clean, razor-burn free shave. The biggest nightmare I come across when I'm shaving my legs is nicking my dry skin to the point where I accidentally cut it -- and the use of shave cream is to prevent just that. The thick, foaming consistency of these serve as a comforting layer to the top of your skin, and will be sure to leave you cut-free. They also smell super glorious -- a minty undertone for Harry's and creamy vanilla for EOS's version.
Why are they good for your skin? Post-shaving moisturizing is perhaps the most important step in all of shaving skincare. My number one go-to for this has always been S+G's Righteous Butter -- this stuff literally is butter and one of my favorite lotions of all time. In the case that I suffer from slight razor-burn -- I like putting a little of this cold Burt's Bees Almond Milk creme on top to soothe it. An oldie but goodie, this is one that I've used for years and it really works.
Happy Skincaring + Shaving yalllll!
"You had more beard when I last saw you; but your
favour is well approved by your tongue."
Cheers, xx - A. Martine