We're not going to lie to you: shaving can be incredibly dull.
It's probably one of the reasons you always find yourself procrastinating when it comes to shave day. You try to hold out a little longer, but at some point, you know it's time to put razor to skin and remove your fuzz.
If only there was a way to make shaving more fun....
To elevate your shaving experience, we've put together a few easy ways to make shave days more FUN. From setting the tone to using luxurious shaving creams and after shave lotions, here's how you can transform your shave days starting today! And the best skincare products to do it with!
Music makes everything better -- including shaving.
To make the process more enjoyable, put on your fave playlist and listen while you lather, shave, and hydrate. Before you know it, you'll be done!
It's all about setting the tone, and adjusting your mindset so that you see shaving as something to embrace and have fun with rather than as something you try to avoid. Listening to music while you do it makes shaving way quicker -- and much more fun!
Take your shower and shave to new levels with Truly’s Adaptogenic Spa Mist. Formulated with adaptogenic herbs such as Ashwagandha and calming natural ingredients like lavender and eucalyptus oil, this spray creates a zen environment and helps address the effects of stress on the mind and body.
It's the perfect practice for those after-work showers when you want to unwind and prep your body for a restful night of beauty sleep.
Exfoliating your skin will help to remove dead skin cells and product buildup, allowing you the closest, smoothest shave ever. You don't want to exfoliate after you shave because you'll only end up irritating your skin -- and that just makes things uncomfortable.
Find a scrub made with natural exfoliants such as sugar, salt, or coffee. Plus points if it's enriched with nourishing oils like olive oil, coconut oil, or argan oil which will help intensify the smoothness of your skin.
Try Truly's Blueberry Kush Hemp Body Scrub. It's part physical, part chemical exfoliant. Formulated with a base of sugar and blend of coconut oil, blueberries, and AHA/BHAs for a clarifying skin buffing sesh. In addition to its clearing benefits, this formula also offers anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritation and razor bumps, and prevent ingrown hairs.
The way to a closer shave starts with a hydrating shaving foam, gel, or butter. You'll be able to glide over hairs much easier when skin is prepped with a nourishing lubricant. One of our favorites is Truly's Coco Cloud Whipped Shave Butter.
A luxury coconut milk-infused shave butter to soften and soak into the skin and combat ingrowns and post-shave irritation. It's guaranteed to leave you with a smoother, closer shave than you've ever experienced.
Staying present as you shave, and focusing on all the sensations happening right now, will make the shaving experience so much more satisfying.
First, choose a quality razor like Truly's Blue Razor. It's infused with aloe vera and shea butter, and features sharp razor blades, for a super smooth shave sans irritation.
As you glide the razor across your legs, pay attention to the textures and smells. Stay in the moment, and truly enjoy the process.
Ingrown hairs are the worst. Say chao to ingrown hairs and razor burn with a soothing serum like Truly's Coco Cloud After Shave Oil. It's infused with calming coconut, antibacterial vanilla, and hydrating vitamin E to open up and clean hair follicles, while alleviating post-shave dryness, irritation, and ingrowns.
Using this straight after shaving means you won't have to deal with any discomfort that sometimes follows shaving.
After a nice clean shave, reach for a nourishing yet non-greasy moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling smooth, soothed, and soft. Since shaving is a form of exfoliation which can cause dry skin, it's always important to end your shaving session with a generous layer of lotion. It's like conditioner for your skin!
Truly's Coco Cloud After Shave Moisturizer is full of essential fatty acids and vitamins to provide your skin with nourishment and hydration. It's made with a base of shea butter with white tea, coconut milk, and argan oil, which will leave your skin feeling soft all day long -- without any greasiness. Plus, it'll leave you smelling sweet and coconut-y for the entire day.
Now that you've finished your shave, you can enjoy the feeling of silky smooth skin. Even if you've got sensitive skin, you won't have to worry about getting irritated after this DIY routine, as it's super gentle on the skin.
As long as you exfoliate first, always prep with shave gel or butter, shave with a sharp blade, and finish with moisturizer, you'll enjoy ultra-smooth results every time.
One of the best shaving tips we can offer is giving yourself plenty of time. It sounds simple, but rushing the process increases your chances of cuts, burns, and ingrowns. Let the shave cream soak into your skin for a couple of minutes before going in with your razor. Take your time gliding the razor across your skin. The end result will be worth it!
As wonderful as waxing is for achieving long-lasting smooth skin, shaving is much more convenient and affordable to the majority of us. Too bad it's totally boring! Wait...it doesn't have to be! Follow our shave routine above, and you CAN find the fun in shaving.
Speak to your dermatologist if you continue experiencing irritation even after following this routine.
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