Blade epilation: common mistakes

Hair removal on different parts of the body is more common during the summer months in both men and women. There are various methods such as blades, depilatory creams, waxing or laser. In summer, precisely because of the need for immediate aesthetic results, we use the razor more frequently. It is a good depilatory method because of its results and immediacy, but it is necessary to take some basic care in order not to induce unnecessary problems in our skin.

Frequent errors that can be avoided:

  1. Dry shaving: before shaving, it is very important to apply a layer of a specific product for hair removal. The most recommended are those in gel form, since it is an excipient capable of getting into the microscopic irregularities of the skin and creating a homogeneous protective layer before passing the blade. A perfect product that we recommend is aloe vera gel as it has a 2-in-1 effect: it protects the skin from the blade and moisturizes it at the same time. Always avoid using soaps or lotions containing alcohol during hair removal because their pH can irritate and damage the skin.
  2. Too much haste. For smoother skin, shave against the direction of hair growth and press the blade against the skin. However, care must be taken because if the skin is sensitive or drier than normal it will be easily irritated. In addition, erosions or secondary skin infections may occur. It is safest to use a new, high quality 4-blade blade with gentle pressure of the blade head against the skin.
  3. Using worn or poor quality blades. The quality of the blade is very important. A low quality blade or a blade with a worn edge is not advisable because it requires a stronger pressure on the skin and causes microtrauma to the skin. The blade should have a wetting strip on the head and better 4 blades. In general, blades that are commercially intended for men are of higher quality. The “woman” type blades tend to have less sharpness and fewer blades. Blade care is also important. Do not forget to wash and dry them after each use. They should be removed and replaced when they lose their sharpness. This is noticeable because a scratching or scraping sensation appears when passing the blade. Blades should not be shared because they produce micro-trauma to the skin and there is a risk of transmitting infectious diseases.