Advice for Women Shaving from Wilkinson Sword
What is the recommended routine to look after legs?
Rinse your legs, exfoliate, lather with a shaving gel or foam, and shave with a good quality razor
Shaving, by its very nature exfoliates the legs which will leave your skin feeling smoother and your tan more prominent
We recommend Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women Pearl and Papaya. This is new stylish four blade razor enriched with papaya and pearl complex to give you long lasting smoothness
How can you maintain healthy skin on your legs after shaving?
Shaving regularly helps the skin stay healthy-looking by not only removing hair but also dull and flaky skin
A good quality razor with a built in conditioning strip to moisturise during shaving is ideal
It is also a good idea to moisturise the skin after you have shaved. We recommend our Hawaiian Tropic Body Butter
Why do people cut their legs when they shave?
Applying too much pressure whilst shaving with a very sharp, new blade can cause cuts
Shaving with a dull or blunt blade and pressing too hard can cause cuts
To reduce the risk of cuts, we recommend changing your razor blades often
When shaving, what are some of the best products to use and why?
Consumers want products that simplify the shaving process
The Wilkinson Sword Intuition Plus range is perfect for busy, on the go young women as it lathers, shaves, and moisturises during shaving - all in one convenient tool, making shaving an effortless part of your routine
Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women Bikini also combines all a girl's hair removal needs in one high performance girly gadget
Is it better to use other methods such as epilating or waxing?
People find waxing and epilating trickier, more painful and more time consuming, whereas shaving is quick, convenient and pain-free
Another benefit of shaving is that you don't have to wait for re-growth or book in for expensive beauty salon appointments
What areas can women shave?
With a razor it is easy to remove hair from any part of the body or face
Typically women shave their legs, underarms and bikini area
For more intimate areas, we recommend Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women Bikini and Xtreme 3 Beauty 4's
Should women use shave preps?
When shaving legs, underarms or the bikini area, proper skin preparation is a vital first step. Avoid shaving without first moistening dry hair with water, as dry hair is difficult to cut which could lead to tugging and pulling
Exfoliating the skin will help get rid of dead skin cells, preparing the skin for that great smooth shave
While you can use other products such as shower gels or creams, we recommend a Wilkinson Sword shave gel or foam which helps protect the skin from irritation. Using these shave care products as part of your routine will help minimise the risk of irritation and make sure you get the most from your razor
Shaving foam or gel also helps prepare the skin for shaving by lifting and softening the hairs, helping you get a close shave
What are the reasons behind ingrown hair?
Ingrown hairs are very common and occur when a hair is forced to grow back into the hair follicle
Starting with clean exfoliated skin is a great way to prevent ingrown hairs
Can shaving minimise the risk of ingrown hairs?
Shaving has an exfoliating effect on the skin. This removes dead skin cells and helps minimise the risk of ingrown hairs
To help minimise the risk of ingrown hairs further, it's important to carry out a post shave skincare routine that includes regularly moisturising the skin and exfoliating using a mitt and/or using exfoliating gel between shaving
Remember to shave in the direction of hair growth and take your time shave carefully over sensitive areas
I keep getting red spots on my legs - what is causing them?
Spots on the legs can be caused by ingrown hairs. As the hair curls into the skin it can make the skin inflamed, causing a spot to form
The best way to minimise irritation is to change your blades regularly - always ensuring you shave with a sharp blade. How often you change the blade will depend on your hair structure, coarseness and re-growth rate. It's best to change your blade when you feel you need to start applying more pressure on the skin, as this is an indication the blades are beginning to blunt. Physical wear indicators on blades are a good indicator to help you recognise when the blade needs changing
A good skincare routine including regularly exfoliating and moisturising is also important to help prevent red spots and irritation for those with sensitive skin
Should you shave your bikini area?
Shaving is one of the most convenient and pain-free ways to remove unwanted body hair, and the bikini area is no exception
Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women Bikini lets you shave, trim and shape in one girly gadget. It is completely waterproof so you can use it in the shower on your bikini area, under arms or legs with ease
Why shave? Isn’t waxing easier?
Shaving is one of the fastest, most convenient and pain-free methods of removing hair anywhere on your body and you don't have to wait for re-growth either. Plus, shaving removes dull and flaky skin to keep it looking and feeling great
Waxing can be tricky to do yourself so with many women opting for expensive salon treatments rather than risk doing it themselves at home
Shaving doesn't require any specialist knowledge so is easy and risk-free for everyone
What about hair removal creams?
Some people prefer hair removal creams. However, these can be smelly and difficult to apply so are not right for everyone
It is a personal choice as to what suits you, your skin and your routine. It is often a good idea to try out a range of hair removal methods until you find a routine which is right for you
I have sensitive skin. Which razor would you recommend?
The Wilkinson Sword Intuition razor is the only 3-in-1 beauty tool to lather, shave and moisturise in one easy step. The skin conditioning solid around the 4 bladed razor not only lathers and moisturises your skin during shaving, but also doubles up as a handy physical wear indicator too
The Intuition Naturals Sensitive Care razor is suitable for sensitive skin, contains 100% natural aloe and Vitamin E, and is dermatologically tested, completely fragrance free, hypo-allergenic and is designed for those with sensitive skin. This razor will leave the skin feeling gorgeously moisturised and offers a gentle experience that moisturises during shaving
Why do I need my own razor – surely my boyfriend’s one will do?
A woman's body is very complex, with a multitude of curves and changing skin types which is why it's important to use products which are designed for your body and your needs
Wilkinson Sword Xtreme 3 Beauty boasts three flexible blades on a pivoting head, cushioned with 2 lubricating strips to follow closely the contours of the body
The Wilkinson Sword Quattro For Women razor was developed with a pivoting head to closely follow the contours of a woman's body and boasts blades cushioned with large conditioning strips that are enriched with Papaya and for a silky smooth shave
Therefore, today's System razors for women are just as sophisticated as those designed for men - however, they have been specifically designed with women in mind. So, there's no excuse to borrow your man's razor ever again!
Are there any reasons for the design differences between male and female razors?
Generally the handles of men's razors are ergonomically designed to shave facial areas whereas women's razors handles are shaped to shave different body areas such as under arms and legs.