BEAUTY Cosmetics Skin

Shave What Your Momma Gave Ya

Written by Steph

As summer comes to a close, it’s important to remember that the emergence of autumn is by no means an open invitation to neglect shaving. You may look hot in flannel, but don’t pair your plaids with lumberjack legs.

I was provided a few products from Pacific Shaving Company for review, and they couldn’t have arrived sooner– I depleted my shaving cream inventory some time ago and have since been using my roommate’s stash. My male roommate. Does the job, but my ideal shower doesn’t end with what is known as “the Axe Effect.” Never again.

Pacific Shaving Company provides a unisex, eco-friendly alternative to drugstore shaving creams. Their light, all-natural shaving cream is low-lather, which is perfect for those of us who are accident-prone in the shower. If you’re the type to nick your skin more-than-often, you may want to try their all-natural shaving oil instead. Shaving with oil may scare those of you that used Baby Oil as your cosmetic cure-all back in the day (tanning lotion who? Shaving cream what?), but this oil moisturizes without transforming your legs into a Slip-N-Slide.

As I have first-hand knowledge of just how many accidents can happen when you combine razor blades and oil, I asked CEO of Pacific Shaving Company, Stan Ades, for his top shaving tips. Here are three of my favorites:

Choose Your Weapon Wisely: Always use a sharp razor blade.  Pick up a blunt blade and you might just have a massacre on your hands. The trouble is, razor blades are quite pricey and you can spend a small fortune replacing them.  Save yourself a few bucks and your skin a few nicks and invest in blade oil.  As it turns out, it’s not the act of shaving that dulls the blade but the corrosive oxidation caused by exposure to air during the down time.  Blade oil coats the blade to help minimize oxidation and can extend blade life by up to 95%.

Calm Things Down: After you’ve put your skin through all that trauma, it needs some soothing.  Gently apply an all natural aftershave product to calm any irritation and restore moisture.    Oh and don’t use an alcohol-based product.  Come on, did you not see Home Alone?

Triage: If all else fails and you manage to ding yourself up a bit, don’t reach for the toilet paper.  Shaving is no way to give blood- -spare yourself the public humiliation and invest in something like Pacific Shaving Company’s Nick Stick.  It helps stop bleeding quickly, leaves no residue, and will return you to fit-to-be-seen status in no time.

Happy Shaving!

Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.

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Steph

a born-and-bred Brooklyn brunette prone to excessive alliteration. Follow her on Twitter @omgstephlol. Read more here.

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