Why Shaving Leaves Your Skin Gross (and How to Avoid It)
Here at Makeup.com, we would love to think that we have all the answers for you. However, there are certain issues that require the insight of a pro. Today we asked skincare guru Stacy Cox to give us some insight on common shaving-related issues and how to avoid them. Take it away, Stacy!
Remember when we were kids and couldn’t wait to do "cool, big-girl stuff" like wear makeup, ditch curfew and shave our legs? The process of getting old enough to partake in these activities seemed to take forever, didn’t it? And, one day — poof! — you've suddenly hit the highly anticipated stage of life and you realize, growing up isn't always what's it's cracked up to be! For instance, shaving your legs definitely falls into the overrated category. We didn’t expect to deal with ingrown hairs, bumps and nicks that bleed and make you look like you’re in a horror movie. That doesn’t mean you can’t fight this grown-up problem head on. Check out my skincare shares on how to master the art of the shave.
Top Shaving Issues
#1. Ingrown hairs: Razor shaving causes the hair follicle to change its growth direction, leaving it trapped under your skin which leads to the presence of ingrown hairs.
#3. Nicks and cuts: While shaving, you can unintentionally hurt or harm yourself especially when the blade is too sharp or you're not completely focused. Uneven, narrow regions like the knees and ankles are often susceptible to blade blunders.
#4. Fast regrowth: The effect of body hair removal by shaving can only last for a maximum of about a week. Also, the hair tends to appear faster and drier.