Quickie Beauty Tip – Shaving Without Gel or Cream


Today I wanted to share a quick tip I learned this month from my good friend Jenna about shaving. Now Jenna, like me, is a product junkie. So when I asked her to borrow some shaving cream I was shocked when she told me SHE DIDN’T USE ANY. What!? She told me she just shaves in the shower with water and a razor! What about razor burn? Doesn’t she get more cuts? What about shaving gel’s moisturizing properties!? Nope she said, she doesn’t have any issues. I have been doing this method ever since she told me about it and I can echo that I don’t get razor burn from it or more cuts or anything! We’ve all heard in a pinch or to make your products multi-task you can use conditioner or body wash to shave with, but wouldn’t it be nice to eliminate a product?? It saves a little money, saves time, you don’t have that annoying thing happening where the shower gel keeps rinsing off before you use it, and I have yet to see negative effects. Plus it’s a few less chemicals on your skin!

Here’s some tips if you want to try it:

  • Do a patch test first to make sure this does not cause you razor burn. Use a clean razor that’s not too dull and don’t apply too much pressure.
  • To get a close shave I exfoliate using a body scrub or a wash cloth to remove dead skin. I then shave using Gillette Sensor 3 disposable razors which are surprisingly affordable (for razors) at $13.49 for 8! I use them as many times as I would use a reusable blade heads. I then will use a moisturizing body wash and lotion up once I’m out of the shower.
  • I already didn’t use shaving gel or cream on my armpits when I shaved them which is a much more sensitive area than my legs so I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner, but use caution if you want to try this on even more sensitive areas of skin.
  • If you have super sensitive skin and this method doesn’t work for you, you should consider even switching to a fragrance free shave gel. Here’s a list of some of the best ones on Paula’s Choice (which btw I’ve been reading OBSESSIVELY lately I have learned SO MUCH this past month about ingredients and skin care thanks to that website!)

I literally got out of the shower and typed this post up and can tell you my legs are silky smooth! I dare you all to try it out and let me know how it works for you! Maybe shaving gel has just been snake oil all along! Comment and let me know what you think or if you thought this post was interesting or useful please like or share it 🙂

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Author: Lindsay

Lindsay is the creator of Blushing in Hollywood a beauty, dating, travel and lifestyle blog based in Los Angeles, California.

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