All summer long the razor gets so much use that I consider buying shares in Schick, and then the cooler weather blows in. The flannel pajamas come out along with the jeans, socks and boots, and the razor gets a bit of a break. That is until the holiday season is upon us.
The holidays bring parties, with offices and families, and that means dressing up. I’m not one to get into a dress very often, so when the time comes it is important to me that I look my best. I try and pick the right shoes and make up for the occasion, I get my hair and nails done, and of course I get the razor out of hibernation.
When you haven’t shaved regularly, your skin may need a little extra preparation. Be sure to use Skintimate® Skin Therapy Moisturizing Shave Gel to ensure a smooth shave, but first exfoliate your skin using a moisture-rich scrub to buff away dead skin particles. Then you can add an extra layer of smooth shaving by using a moisture-rich razor like the Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle that moisturizes up to two hours after shaving. Your skin is at its most sensitive immediately after shaving so if you must moisturize immediately following shaving, select a cream formula rather than a lotion.
If you are traveling for your holiday gatherings, you can pack some Schick® Hydro Silk® disposables. They have a water activated moisturizing serum that hydrates your skin for hours after shaving and they having skin guards to protect your skin from irritations. My personal favourite travel razor is the Schick® Intuition® Advanced Moisture razor. There’s no need to pack the shaving gels since the razor is surrounded by a skin conditioning solid that contains shea butter and moisturizes while shaving.
The best way to keep smooth skin is to continue shaving throughout the year. For tricky spots like your knees, bend slightly to pull the skin tight before shaving. For the bikini area, shave horizontally, from the outside to the inside of the upper thigh and groin area, using smooth even strokes. When cleaning up areas like the underarms, shave from the bottom up allowing the razor to glide over the skin. Finish by applying a moisturizer thirty minutes after shaving to replenish and hydrate skin long into your night of holiday fun.
So break out the dresses and the razors and get ready for the holidays, and then keep your Schick razors on hand for smooth silky legs all year long. Schick Intuition products are available for purchase at Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Visit Schick Intuition Canada on Facebook to create a #ReadyFor profile picture, showing just what you are ready for this season.