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Smooth Secrets: Unveiling the Art of Underarm Shaving

A woman with smooth underarms after shaving

To those who shave with a safety razor and to those who don't... 

It's time to embark on a journey to revolutionise your underarm care.

Enrich your knowledge and discover the art of shaving underarms with a safety razor - sprinkled with stats, facts and shaving tidbits.

Prep for perfection

Underarm skin is sensitive and proper preparation is key.

A study in the "Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology" found that pre-shave exfoliation can significantly reduce the risk of ingrown hairs, a common issue in underarm shaving.

A shaving brush can help exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells that have built up.

It's all about taking your time and making sure you enjoy what you're doing. The more relaxed you are, the kinder you will be to your skin.

The unique shape of underarms

It’s advised to achieve a 30-degree angle for safety razors, which might be slightly adjusted when shaving underarms due to their concave nature.

Pull the skin taut where you can for the best chance to achieve a smooth stroke.

Be gentle, don't apply any pressure and let the weight of the razor do the work.

Underarm care

Post-shave care is vital for underarm health.

A 2018 survey by "Dermatology Times" revealed that over 40% of women experience post-shave skin irritation.

Natural ingredients like aloe vera can soothe the skin, as aloe contains compounds that can help reduce inflammation.

But it's all about finding what natural post-shave moisturisers work for you.

Look closely at the ingredients and know exactly what you're applying on your skin.

The green underarm revolution

It's not as nasty as it sounds.

Switching to a safety razor for underarms isn't just a personal preference; it's likely to be an eco-conscious decision.

According to Statista, approximately 5.5 million people used disposable razors in the UK in 2020, which is a staggering amount of waste. 

If each person used just one disposable razor per month, that's 66 million disposable razors being used. And this is an underestimation. 

Statistics like this underline the significant role these razors play in the our plastic waste issues.

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Razor maintenance for underarm shaving

Proper maintenance of your safety razor is crucial, especially for underarms.

Clean, well-maintained razors reduce the risk of skin infections and irritations. Irritation is more common in the underarm area due to its higher concentration of sweat glands.

Know when to change your blade. If it tugs or pulls, it's time to change it. If you've done more than 5 shaves, it's time to change it.

Is the blade sharp enough?

The choice of blade can impact your underarm shaving experience.

If your initial feeling from a new blade is that it just isn't sharp enough, then don't settle for less.

Try changing the blade from the packet you've opened or try a new brand/type of blade.

Personalising your shave is all about find the products that are right for you!

The conclusion of underarm shaving

Embrace this eco-friendly, kind-to-your-skin approach, and enjoy the benefits of using a safety razor for your underarms.

Do you feel prepared and informed for an effective underarm shaving journey?

If not, let us know what information is missing in the comments.

Check our full range of women's reusable razors to find the right one for you.

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