7 Hair Removal Essentials For Spring That You Should Know About

As we all know, shaving can be a pain in the butt. While it's always your choice whether or not you want to shave, if you are someone who likes smooth skin, shaving can still sometimes be a bit of a chore. When it comes to shaving, it's something that should always be done well. You don't want to be cutting corners when it comes to getting smooth skin. The best way to prevent any nicks, bumps, or irritation is to prep yourself with the best tools for the job. This means no cheap razors and no drying shave gels.

As someone who likes to have smooth, hairless legs, but hates the chore of shaving, I know how much of a hassle it can be. It just seems to take forever. However, if you're going to do a task you hate, you might as well do it properly. This way you can ensure a long-lasting, smooth shave. Why would you want anything different? So, before you pop into the shower to remove any unwanted hair, make sure to take stock of the tools that you'll be using. When was the last time you changed your razor blade? Does your shave gel contain any alcohol or drying ingredients? While this may seem unnecessary, these little questions can reveal a lot about shaving results. Wondering what you need to keep in your shower in order to get your smoothest skin yet? Here are seven hair removal essentials that we all need to use.

1. A Good Razor

Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Razor, $9, Amazon

Don't waste your time with cheap razors that will knick the skin. Ensure a smooth shave every time by choosing a good quality razor that will keep your skin feeling fresh.

2. Post-Shave Moisturizer

Shea Moisture After Shave Healing Elixir, $10, Amazon

Soothe your skin post-shave by using a powerful moisturizer. Stick to one that will help reduce inflammation and soothe redness in order to keep your skin looking it's best.

3. For When Things Get Irritated

Tend Skin Care Solution, $14, Amazon

Notice a few bumps or burns after you shave? Reach for a soothing lotion that will help to reduce the look and feel of the irritation.

4. Preventative Action

Growth Inhibitor, $16, Amazon

Fight unwanted hair before and after shaving by using a hair growth inhibiting gel. These products are formulated with powerful ingredients to reduce the density, length, and growth of the hair. It's basically a magic wand for smooth skin.

5. For The Brave

Body Wax Kit, $10, Amazon

If you're feeling brave, try waxing away any wanted hair. While it's usually a more painful method, it does help keep hair at bay for a few weeks. Buy yourself a kit, like the Sally Hansen option, in order to have all of the tools you need readily available.

6. Ingrown Hair Treatment

Anthony Ingrown Hair Treatment, $32, Amazon

We've all been there. Stuck with a horrible ingrown hair that we don't know how to combat. Instead of panicking, head to your local beauty store, and pick up an ingrown hair treatment. There are tons out there on the shelves, and most do an excellent job of reducing the swelling and pain associated with an ingrown hair.

7. The One-Stop-Shop

Organic Coconut Oil, $9, Amazon

Coconut oil is a holy-grail beauty item for a reason. It has so many uses! Instead of wasting your precious conditioner or buying a separate shave gel, just use coconut oil. It feels luxurious on the skin, and creates a great barrier for shaving. You can even use it post-shaving as a moisturizer. Seriously, buy this stuff.

See? Shaving doesn't have to be so bad. You just need the right tools in place to get your smoothest skin yet.

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