Tuesday, 26 April 2016

#SubscribeToSmooth Myth 1 “Shaving makes skin dry and flaky” : Busted!

Hello all! Last week I shared about the Gillette Bloggers Meet and how I would be taking up the 30 days #SubscribetoSmooth challenge with them. 
Even though I am not new to shaving and the Gillette Venus razor has been in my stash for years now, I only resotred to shaving as a last hurried resort. But for now shaving is the only hair removal method I have been using and I have learned quite a bit in this process. Shaving has been surrounded by a LOT of myths! And I will be busting them one by one over the next few weeks. 
Starting with.... 

Myth 1: “Shaving leads to dry and flaky skin”

At the blogger event, I had the chance of speaking to Dr. Rashmi Shetty and here's what she had to say - Shaving, when done correctly, ensures removal of the top layer of skin whcih ultimately helps to make it smoother.

My experience : 


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I won't lie, I have shaved many a times before, only to end up with rough itchy flaky skin. I knew I was doing something wrong, afterall hundereds of women do use shaving as a hair removal method.
Of course, the type of razor you use makes a huge difference. Gillette Venus Razor comes with protective cushions for a smoother shave and an indicator strip so that you can change the cartridge in time.

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But I was using Venus and still ending up with itchy skin. So what else was going worng? After some research, I figured that the problem was moisturization. As per many suggestions, I tired oils and hair conditioner as a shaving medium....and well, that did help quite a lot. But there was still something missing.

Enter Gillette Satin Care Gel! I am mentally kicking myself as I write....why hadn't I tried this earlier! There is something truly amazing about this gel. The formula, makes my skin feel so so smooth and soft and very well hydrated. (Psst... I have irritated some people after trying the gel for the first time...going all "oooh...touch touch").

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So what you essentially need to do is : Shave while in the shower, after sometime, which makes the skin damp enough thereby giving you a closer smoother shave. Apply a coin sized amount of the Satin Care Gel and lather it up nicely. Shave in the direction of your hair growth (to avoid ingrowth). Use a clean sharp cartridge each time to avoid going over the same area over and over again and do not apply too much pressure. Pat dry and apply a light lotion to seal in the mositure. Done! :)

My Verdict : Shaving definitely doesn't make the skin dry and flaky provided you do it right and follow the above pointers.

So that's my first week experience, and if you want to take up the challege with me you can pick up the Gillette Venus Razor, Gillette Satin Care Gel and the cartridges as well. If you have any doubts or questions feel free to ask me in the comments below or mail me at curiosanddreams@gmail.com :)
Also, don't forget to check out the Gillette Venus FB app for more information and tips!

I'll be back next week busting a new myth for you all :)
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