Olive oil is a natural lubricant that makes it not only easier to shave but leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. It’s an all natural, budget savvy substitute for commercial shaving creams and lotions that are loaded with chemicals and strong enough to dry out and irritate your skin. Follow these steps for a successful shaving experience:
1) Use only a high quality, organic extra virgin olive oil like KARMIRI.
Avoid purchasing virgin and lower quality olive oils, as these have been chemically processed. Remember, it’s your skin’s nourishment at stake.
2) Pour a little olive oil into your hand and apply it to your skin.
Four to five drops should do the trick. Rub your hands over the area to be shaved. Make sure to wet your skin and let it soften from the heat and moisture first. The warm moisture of your shower, for instance, will enable your hairs to become soft and plump and open up your pores. You don’t want to shave dry skin.
3) Shave with your razor.
Olive oil is a first-rate lubricant that protects your skin from nicks and cuts. Just be sure to use a clean razor and to not apply too much pressure as this can cause skin burns and irritations.
4) Skip using aftershave lotions and creams.
Because extra virgin olive oil is an all-in-one moisturizer you don’t need to apply an additional moisturizing agent. It also contains loads of vitamin E, which is great for your skin. In the long run, more money is saved and fewer chemicals are applied to your skin.
5) Extend the life of your blades.
To remove all traces of olive oil, hair, salt from your skin, etc. from the razor blade, rinse it thoroughly under hot running water and when finished, blot it on a towel to protect it from rust/oxidation. You can also let it sit for a bit in a small amount of rubbing alcohol (enough to cover the head) to sanitize it prior to drying. Be sure to change your razors or cartridges on a regular basis, as a dull blade can lead to nicks and cuts.