Shaving or hair removal is the least glamorous part of any grooming or beauty routine. Regardless of how much you prefer the feeling of smooth skin, the actual process of removing hair often feels messy and tedious. Luckily, as technology progresses and the beauty world grows by leaps and bounds, the options for shaving are as diverse and individualized those who use them. You no longer have to settle for the same pack of bright single-blade pink razors that quickly rust (unless that’s what you’re into), because there many options for shaving. There are lots of products that will help with this process. Here at Private Label Skincare Florida, we have just formulated several products to help your clients get exactly what they want in hair removal.
But before we dive into our favorite hair removal products, we chatted with Dr. Omnia. M. Samra-Latif Estafan about hair removal methods that are easier on your skin. She gave us the lowdown on the most common mistakes people make when shaving, and what she recommends in fixing common problems.
"The two most common damaging mistakes that people make when shaving are not cleansing the skin to be shaved first, and not using any moisturizers, such as shaving the skin dry," Dr. Samra-Latif Estafan says. "Both methods increase the risk of cuts, infection and ingrown hair." We have formulated a wonderful moisturizing shaving foam with Kakadu plum, and Aloe Leaf juice, to greatly help with both moisture and razor glide.
Make sure to cleanse prior to shaving
Dr. Samra-Latif Estafan says to always cleanse the skin first to remove anything that can increase the risk of irritation, razor burns, razor bumps, and infection. I recommend one of our cleansers specially formulated for any delicate area since it can help prevent dry and flaky skin and includes seaweed stem cell, willow bark, witch hazel, orange flower, colloidal silver, all have an antibiotic or soothing effect.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
She then went on to share how important it is to moisturize your skin after hair removal, in order to prevent razor burn and bumps.
"Moisturizing shaven skin is key after shaving to maintain hydration of the skin. Issues post-shave, such as razor burn and razor bumps, are annoyances of shaving. Burns happen during shaving or immediately after that cause tiny red blotches on the skin that can be painful and itchy."
Calendula extract is known for its topical soothing and moisturizing effects of both skin and hair. Sea Kelp, and seaweed stem cell also promotes smoothness of the skin, a great remedy for sensitive red, dry and irritated skin post-shave. Also promote cell regeneration, for healthy skin after shaving.
Dealing with ingrown hairs
She capped off her advice by sharing how ingrown hairs function, and the best ways to straighten out hair growth so it doesn’t curl back into the skin. “Razor bumps happen when the hair regrowth will curl back onto itself rather than growing straight,” she says. “It can cause pain, swelling, itchiness, and infection,” We suggest using a product that has Chamomilla flower, and MSM as well as the above-mentioned ingredients for this purpose, which contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and will help reduce ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
Hair removal is a very personal choice, and this blog is not meant to pressure anyone. We recognize there’s a huge push for women and femme-identifying people to remove their hair, but that is a completely individual choice—it’s your body and you should do what you want. This is meant as a tool for anyone who wants to remove their hair and is curious about all the best product to use in doing so.
We at Private Label Skincare Florida are making great products for a niche market and hope you will add them to your product line.