Get Your Best Summertime Shave


“˜Tis the season for bikinis, tank tops and baring it all. And yes, while some of our serious sisters will eschew shaving altogether, many of us will be reaching for recyclable razors. But how to get the best summertime shave with said razors? Let’s look at how to get the best shave via blade.

First, you can check out our review of some of the best natural and/or organic shaving products for women. (Men, don’t worry, we have products for you as well.) When you look for shaving products, pick products that contain ingredients like aloe vera, avocado oil, chamomile, green tea, Echinacea, rosemary, shea butter, vitamin E oil. These natural products can often be found in organic form – even better! And (un)naturally, you want to avoid common ingredients in shaving creams such as benzocaine, DEA (Dietanolamine), petroleum, parabens, stearic acid, and more.

Before shaving, consider scrubbing up with a good exfoliating soap. The same goes for your bikini line, but be careful of too many suds near your delicate parts. Some soap contains fragrances which can irritate. So once or twice a week, scrub up with to remove dead skin cells. This will rouse your hair closer to the surface and make it easier to shave. Have a look at these exfoliating soaps from Alpine Naturals.

For the ultimate in at-home spa pampering, soak in a bath of warm water. You can even wet a couple of wash cloths with warm water to drape over your legs. Leave the wash cloths on for several minutes and then apply your shaving cream. To avoid ingrown hairs, be sure to shave in the same direction of your hair growth.

Want to make your own aftershave? Take one teaspoon dried chamomile, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of ginger, and one tablespoon of vodka. Bring one cup of water to a boil. Add the chamomile, ginger and cinnamon. Steep for eight minutes and strain. Mix with vodka and chill. Spritz or swab all over your shaved parts with a clean cotton pad.

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Katherine Butler

Katherine Butler is the Beauty Editor of EcoSalon and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.