Here’s how to pick the right blade and tackle common shaving conundrums.
By Sarah Smith
Choose your razor wisely. A multiblade model will give you the closest shave on legs and underarms. For areas that are prone to ingrown hairs, like the bikini line, use a single-blade razor, which cuts hairs bluntly, so they’re less likely to grow back into the skin.
Beat razor burn. Mix two squirts of baby oil and four drops of rubbing alcohol in your palm, then apply to just-shaved areas. The antiseptic-moisturizer combo helps prevent an itchy rash.
Treat your cuts. If you do nick yourself, dab the cut with a petrolatum-based lip balm, which may help it heal faster.