4 Steps to the Best Shave Ever

Abigail Blank - The Upside Blog | Vitacost.com/blog

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Gone are the long, cold days of winter where you could hide your hairy legs under a pair of thick wool pants. It’s time to break out the razor and hack back that Chewbaca situation you’ve got going on. Here are my four steps to a perfect shave.

Best Shave Ever

  1. Exfoliate

Start by using a good organic sugar scrub like Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Polish.The organic sugar can enzymes will slough away any dry, dead skin and the emollient kukui and macadamia oils will soften your legs creating a smooth surface that will enable you to get the closest shave possible. Use the scrub in a circular motion covering the entire area you plan to shave.

  1. Choose a Good Razor

A chintzy razor will give you a terrible shave, not to mention it will dull quicker which leads to irritation, scrapes and cuts. You can find a high-quality razor that is not only disposable, but recyclable. The Preserve Recycline Triple Blade Razor features titanium covered blades, a soothing gel strip and a comfort-grip handle, but it’s also completely recyclable. There are also replacement cartridges available so you can reuse as much of the razor as possible.

  1. Use Shaving Cream

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT shave dry. I mean, if you want to cut yourself and enjoy spending the week healing razor burn, be my guest, but if you are looking for smooth, sexy legs then you need a shaving cream that will condition your skin as well as protect it while you shave. Alba Botanica Moisturizing Shave Cream in Coconut Lime will enrich your skin with jojoba, vitamin E, and organic botanicals while it helps you get a closer, smoother shave.

  1. Moisturize

Follow up with a nourishing moisturizer. In these hot summer months, a light lotion like Alba Botanica Aloe & Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer is great for daytime wear. It absorbs completely into your skin to help fight dryness and dehydration without becoming greasy or staining any of your gorgeous summer linens.