Straight From An Expert: Here’s the Proper Way to Shave

Since summer is THE season for showing off silky, smooth legs, I wanted to chat with an expert to find out the absolute best way to get the perfect shave.  It may sound silly but I’ve cut myself a few times and, of course, experience razor burn…but with these easy tips, you can avoid any shaving disasters :)  Deanna Renda, Founder of Naples Soap Company ​shared her simple DIY ​tips to prep​ skin for smooth, bump-free hair removal this summer below…

Step 1: Cleanse the skin: “Cleansing the skin can prevent infections and remove dirt from the treatment area. The easiest way to cleanse the skin is to have a warm shower or bath that not only cleanses, but opens up the pores,” tells Renda.  I love Burt’s Bees Extra Energizing Citrus & Ginger Body Wash, personally! The scent really is invigorating :)

Step 2: Exfoliate: “A gentle exfoliation to the skin improves circulation and promotes regeneration of the skin cells.  This can be achieved through loofahs, washcloths, scrubs, and brushes; you can also use body scrubs with sea salt, which is gentle on the skin.”

Step 3: Soften the hair on the area you want to shave: “Heat and moisture are the most effective ways to soften the hair and skin – use of a good, natural shaving cream can also be the key to bump-free legs and bikini area.”

Step 4: Minimize friction: “When moving the razor across your skin to remove hair, it’s important to resist friction – this can be accomplished using soap or shaving cream.  Soothing and creamy ingredients like shea butter help the razor glide, so look for the right blend when buying your products.”  I love SheaMoisture African Black Butter Shave Creme – it’s packed with shea butter and makes me skin feel SO soft.


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  1. Thanks…Summer is real beach time.
    this’s a nice way to remove hair and to clean everything on the skin for summer. I see what you mean and i’m happy because i’m tryng to understand good your sujet from from your skincare …will try this now…always proud of Katherine of course you’re genial ! I love to write down on Katherine’S wall and to read down your beautiful book’s so special to me. Thankyou for the good advised it’s profitable for our safety I loved .

  2. I would also note that shaving with the grain is one of the best ways to prevent irritation. If you shave against the direction of growth you’ll end up pulling at the hair rather than cutting through it. This basically scratches the hair (which is very strong!) against the skin and causes that burning sensation.