PROS: Smoother pits, less irritation and longer periods between re-growth
CONS: Underarm shaving can occasionally lead to slight discomfort
TAKEAWAY: Razors and products designed for sensitive areas will give you more accurate, comfortable shave
Summer is full of tank-tops, bikinis and crop tops, which means maintaining underarm grooming is key. But just because you’re hibernating indoors in the winter, doesn’t mean you show do away from your grooming regime. Too much hair under your pits can block the necessary process of sweating (to relieve your body, say, after a workout) and it can also be unsanitary if you don’t keep that area clean.
But not all razors and shaving products are created equal – nor are they created for your underarms. In order to avoid painful and irritating razor burns and ingrown hairs, SPY has found six great products, from razors to exfoliating serums, to help make a smooth transition.
1. Dylonic Exfoliating Brush
This brush by Dylonic is specifically designed to help prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn by gently exfoliating problem areas for a smoother, cleaner underarm shave. Rub it gently over your pits to buff out the area before you shave.
2. Intimate After Shave Protection Moisturizer By IntiMD
Designed for delicate post-shaved skin, this mist will leave your skin smooth and hydrated. Plus, the soothing mixture is paraben, phthalates, sulfate and alcohol free.
3. Aftershave Serum for Razor Bumps And Ingrown Hairs
This natural serum includes natural ingredients like ginger, Burdock Root, Black Walnut and White Oak Bark Extract, and its hydrating, soothing properties help prevent inflammation.
4. Intimate Luxury Body Shave Lotion
Designed for sensitive skin, and packed with organic coconut and aloe, this shave lotion will help your razor effortlessly glide over your skin. It also helps prevent your skin from becoming dry and flaky post-shave.
5. Gillette Body Razor For Men
As many ladies already know, men’s razors can actually provide a better shave than those designed for women. They typically have more blades and are sharper, such as this model by Gillette that comes with three PowerGlide floating razor blades.
6. Schick Hydro Silk Razor for Women
If you prefer to stick to women’s brands, then this Schick Hydro Silk Razor will moisturize while it shaves. It even comes with an ergonomic handle for easy maneuvering.