One of the questions that we get very often is
Do I need to shave before using an IPL handset and the answer is Yes! But, it is more important to learn how to properly shave before using the handset to have a smoother experience.
Here are some tips that would help you out.
- Soften your hair.
The first and foremost thing that you should keep in mind is to avoid dry shaving. The best way to do it is shaving during your bath time. You can also use a shaving cream. This would not only decrease the effort required to shave but also make the experience smoother.
Not many people realize but it is best to exfoliate before using a razor on your skin. This would help you avoid the razor getting over dead skin and reducing it's efficiency.
- Try using colder water.
If you're someone who prefers hot showers, it would be best if you use a bit colder water before shaving. Using very warm water on your skin can make it soft to an extent where it can become more prone to cuts before shaving. So try not to soak your skin in very warm water.
- Shaving in the direction of hair growth.
If you wish to have effective hair removal, use your razor in the direction of your hair growth. Your body hair tends to grow downwards so you should try shaving in that direction. This would help you in avoiding ingrown hair.
- Use a sharp razor.
Always use a razor that is sharp. Keep changing your blade frequently. A blunt blade would cause ineffective hair removal and you would not want that.