Shaving – share your hair removal skills

Shaving – share your hair removal skills

Passing on your personal hair removal tips is a great way to spend time together and to make sure your teenager gets into good skin care habits from day one.


Turn teaching your teenager how to shave into casual, fun mother-daughter time. Let her choose her own Venus razor and shaving gel when you’re out shopping, then at home, why not give each other mani/pedis or relax with a facial mask, before you start?

How to shave – three little steps

  1. Soak the skin in warm water.
  2. Lather up with a shave gel.
  3. Shave with a light touch, against the growth of the hair.

Suggest she use a body lotion after shaving, to keep skin moisturized and help prevent ingrown hairs.

What kind of safe  hair removal tips should I give her?

  • Don’t share your razor (it’s just not hygienic). For tips on what to look for, check out Easy as 1, 2, 3: get the right razor for your daughter.
  • Change the razor blade at the first sign of discomfort – after 5 to 10 shaves, depending on how thick their hair is.
  • Always use  shaving gel to help the razor glide smoothly over skin and help prevent nicks and cuts.
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How should she shave her underarms?

  • Wash to remove any deodorant and apply shave gel, like Satin Care.
  • Raise her arm and touch the back of her neck to keep her underarm flat and easier to shave.
  • Teach her how to shave up, down and even sideways to remove the most stubborn hairs.

3 shaving FAQs
How should I hold a razor? Place her index finger on the finger rest and grip the handle firmly, holding the razor at a slight angle above the skin. Avoid pressing the razor blade too firmly into the skin.

How far up my legs should I shave? Let her know that some girls shave to barely above the knee, but others shave their thighs, too. She can decide what feels right for her.

How often should I shave? Tell her she can shave as often as she wants – shaving more often will not make her hair grow back faster or thicker.

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Trisha

Trisha

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Never tryed these razors before but would love to give ago.

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Johjoh

Johjoh

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Did you know that an aspirin crushed and with a few drops of water added to make a paste is a really effective way of getting rid of ingrowing hairs if left to dry over the offending bump? Or dissolve 5 or so into 125ml of water, keep in the fridge and use after intimate shaving (avoiding internal or very sensitive areas), saturate a cotton wool pad and swipe over just shaved area.

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Use some cheap conditioner on your legs before you shave. It makes your skin lovely and soft and it smells nice. A good way to save money!

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Jen_23

Jen_23

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I shave mainly my lower leg, and my upper legs about once a month :-) , if you have a boyfriend though, you may want to do it weekly :-)

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