When it comes to home shaving, nothing offers a smoother, more satisfying shave like a safety razor. But what happens when you want that smooth, close shave on other parts of the body? From your legs to your bikini area, a safety razor outperforms a cartridge razor every single time. It also helps reduce those annoying razor bumps and ingrown hairs. How? Because unlike those cartridge razors, the weight of the safety razor handle allows it to glide, reducing pulling (which causes ingrown hairs). Plus, the blade is easier to clean and care for. And a clean, well taken care of razor reduces razor burn. Women all over the world are blogging about using a safety razor for their legs, armpits and intimate areas.
Yes, You Can Use Your Safety Razor For Your Legs
Plenty of people who have never used a safety razor look at that exposed blade and worry about cuts. After all, it's an actually exposed razor! Those cartridge things are quick and easy and as long as the blade is new you can shave in a few moments lickety-split. Well, you know why that's possible? Because you're not getting a close shave. And shaving shouldn't be about doing it quickly. It's about doing it right. If you want clean, silky smooth legs, nothing else comes close to a safety razor.
To eliminate the risk of nicks and cuts, we recommend investing in an adjustable Rockwell Razor. By allowing to change the angle of the blade and sticking to lower size settings, you'll have zero risk of messing up.
Once you finish your first shave and discover just how amazing your legs and bikini area feel, you'll wonder why you didn't make the switch sooner! And with a set of replaceable razors costing what a single disposable razor runs for, you'll save hundreds of dollars a year.
Shaving Is Your Time
Shaving is a personal experience. It's one of the most intimate body care activities you do. It should be a time to enjoy the hot steam against your skin and the warm water of a bath against your body. Why rush it? With a safety razor, you'll rediscover your love for yourself as you let the handle glide across your skin.
Prepping Your Skin
Now that you've taken the plunge and are ready to try out shaving your legs and bikini zone with a safety razor (maybe you swiped your significant other's safety razor for a test run), it's time to prep your skin.
First, make sure to exfoliate. So naturally, the best way to go about doing this is to take a shower or bath. Scrub the area to remove any skin cells. One of the causes behind ingrown hairs and razor bumps is a razor pushing dead skin cells into a pore, blocking the hair. Plus, in when you let your skin soak in hot water it helps open up those pores, making it easier to shave.
Apply your shaving lotion, cream, butter, gel, or whatever else you like to use. If you have used a designer cream made specifically for the bikini zone feel free to use this as well. You might find you like using something that is clear, especially if you have moles, but go with what you like and what you feel comfortable with.
Position the razor at a 30-degree angle. This gives you control yet allows the weight of the handle to glide the razor. Remember, with a safety razor you don't want to apply pressure. You don't need to!
Use short, smooth strokes as you shave. You know how in TV commercials you'll see someone just pulling a razor blade up the entire length of their leg? Yeah, don't do that. Even with a cartridge razor that's a quick way to cut yourself. With the safety razor, shave just a few inches at a time, and take extra care going around your ankles and behind the knee. Slow and steady is what you want.
For the silky smooth feel, shave in all directions. Go in and up, up and down. You'll discover a routine that works for you.
Shaving The Bikini Zone
When shaving the bikini zone, pull your skin taut. Tight skin allows the blade to flow smoothly. If you've never tried it before, position yourself in a squat. This tightens the entire area (and conceals anything you want to avoid nipping).
Shaving your legs and bikini area isn't all that different from shaving a face. And a safety razor will give you the clean, smooth feeling skin you've been wanting. After just one try, you'll toss the rest of your cartridge razors away for good.
Don't know which safety razor is right for you? Cover all your bases with a Rockwell 6C Safety Razor Kit - the adjustable settings allow you to get a close and comfortable shave, no matter your skin or hair type.