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6 steps for a smooth shave

Shaving is one of those things that a lot of us do and we all think we got the hang of it. Are we really shaving in the most efficient way, though? Once your Melle razor has reached its final destination in your bathroom, follow our 5 steps for a smooth shave to keep both your skin and your razor happy ever after.

1. Exfoliating is key

Before you begin shaving we recommend exfoliating your skin. Woodbine Body scrub has calming benefits and gets rid of dead skin cells. The combination of sugar crystals and rice particles is the key to a silky-smooth result. By exfoliating you're setting up your skin for a smooth shave and getting rid of dead skin cells that won't clog up your razor.

2. Soap? Don't know her. Woodbine shaving balm is the new girl in town!

We know how easy it is to reach for the shower soap when it's time for a shave. Just because it's right there it doesn't mean you should use it while shaving. Truth is that shower soap usually leads to flaky dry skin after drying. Instead, use Woodbine Shaving Balm that we've formulated specifically for shaving. Our balm is filled with caring ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba oil and chamomile extract. It has an alluring scent and the formula is soft and luscious, leaving you with hydrated skin.

3. Make sure you've got the right temperature

You're not doing your skin any favors by dry shaving. Shave preferably while in the shower, where the heat and steam will help to open up your hair follicles. Cold water will give you goosebumps and therefore not a smooth shaving. Hot water will burn and irritate your skin. That's why lukewarm water is your best friend when it comes to a clean and close shave.

4. Shave this way, shave that way

Shaving direction depends on what area of your body you're shaving. The hair on your legs should be shaved upwards and they have a tendency to grow downwards, meaning that you should shave upwards. When it comes to your underarm hair though, you'll start by shaving upwards to get to the exposed hair and then shave downwards to get to the roots. Intimate areas should first be shaved with the hair and then sideways, to avoid irritation

5. Luxury washes

After shaving you want to get rid of all the hair, dead skin cells and bacterias with a high quality shower gel that wont dry your skin. Woodbine Shower gel is filled with caring ingredients such as Aloe Vera and extra boosted with Blueberry extract for a soothing effect and bring out the skins natural lustre.

6. Remember to moisturize, but hang your Melle to dry

Once you've finished your shaving session it's time to moisturize and hydrate that skin of yours. The best combination is to mix a few drops of Woodbine body oil with Woodbine body butter. The oil will soften your skin while the body butter will moisturize and lock it in to keep your body hydrated until next shaving session. Hang your beautiful Melle razor to dry on the hanger that came with your kit. This way your blades won't get rusty or ruined, last longer and guarantee a smooth shave.