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Rasage des poils : ce qu'il faut faire et ne pas faire

Shaving: What to Do and What Not to Do

Shaving is a method of temporary hair removal that can be applied to various areas of the body such as the face, chest, pubic area, armpits, legs... Even though it is a relatively simple practice, it still comes with certain precautions to avoid any skin discomfort.

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The essential steps for a successful shave.

Exfoliate your skin a few days before.

Performed once a week, typicallytwo days before shaving, skin exfoliation stimulates cellular renewal and removes accumulated keratinocytes on the skin's surface, preventing pore blockage. Moreover, exfoliation brings out ingrown hairs, ensuring a close and thorough shave. It is advisable to use fine-grained and non-abrasive scrubs for sensitive areas such as the underarms, bikini line, and face. The legs, however, can withstand a scrub with larger and more angular grains.

We have developed three scrubs using micro-exfoliating grains derived from ground apricot kernels. The facial scrub is less concentrated in abrasive particles than the body scrubs, in order to protect your skin.

  • The radiance facial scrub with rosehip oil and organic carrot macerate evens out the complexion and brings brightness. It is particularly suitable for dull, lacklustre skin, as well as dry and uncomfortable skin.

  • The nourishing body scrub helps to soften and smooth the epidermis. It is particularly suitable for dry and uncomfortable skin.

  • The invigorating body scrub contains organic green coffee macerate (draining) as well as organic lemongrass and cedar essential oils (anti-cellulite). It is recommended for smoothing, firming and toning the skin while reducing the appearance of cellulite.

These four treatments contain essential oils, they should not be used by pregnant women and children under the age of 6.

Moisturise the area to be shaved and use a foaming gel.

Shaving with water alone increases the risk of irritation and cuts. Always use a shaving foam or gel when you shave. This product will create a protective barrier between the razor blade and your skin: it thus reduces friction and therefore the risk of cuts. Moreover, the presence of foam helps you to determine the areas you have already covered. This way, you avoid going over the same area multiple times, thereby preventing skin irritation.

Apply a moisturising/nourishing treatment after shaving.

Post-shave hydration should not be overlooked. During shaving,the hydrolipidic film present on the skin's surface, composed of water and fat, is disrupted. Without compensation from a moisturising product, the skin becomes dry. Moreover, the horny layer is thinner after shaving, making it the ideal time to provide the skin with active ingredients and nutrients that will be more easily absorbed, such as nourishing, firming, slimming treatments, etc...

Following the shaving of the beard, for example, opt for the nourishing cream Hyaluronic Acid 1% + Shea Butter. Enriched with lipid-replenishing and moisturising active ingredients, it restores suppleness to the skin and reduces feelings of tightness. If you prefer a more minimalist, fragrance-free formula, the moisturising cream with 9 ingredients will be more suitable. Its light and non-greasy texture is suitable for dry, normal and combination skin, even sensitive ones.

Regarding other areas apart from the face that undergo shaving, to restore the hydrolipidic film, you can apply one of our following body creams, depending on your skin needs.

  • The nourishing cream Squalane 10% + Shea Butter is enriched with nourishing active ingredients. It restores the skin's lipid barrier, reduces feelings of tightness, and protects the skin from external aggressions.

  • The firming cream Caffeine 2% + Guarana extract contains firming active ingredients and helps to tighten the skin tissues and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

  • The moisturising cream with 10 ingredients is a minimalist formula that allows for the hydration of all skin types, even sensitive ones. It is formulated with 99% natural origin ingredients.

What one should avoid doing during and after a shaving session.

Shave against the direction of hair growth.

Shaving against the grain increases the risk of cuts and irritations. Shaving quickly becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, this practice can twist the hair, causing it to deviate from its path and curl back on itself, becoming a ingrown hair.

Exposure to the sun.

It is advisable toavoid sun exposure for 12 hours following a shaving session. Indeed, exposing oneself to the sun after shaving is a bad idea, as the skin without hair is more sensitive than usual and less well protected from UV rays. The epidermis is weakened and becomes even more sensitive and receptive to the harmful effects of the sun.

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