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Are you getting the smoothest shave possible?

While Cupid may prick you with his arrow this Valentine’s Day, make sure you don’t prick others with stubbly, unshaven legs. Whether you’re flaunting a short skirt on a romantic date or sporting pajama shorts while watching “Kill Bill” with your boycotting buddies, having silky, smooth legs is the best way to give your skin the love it needs. Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream has seven formulas perfectly tailored for your skin and grooming needs. Pure Silk’s aloe-enriched formula helps ensure a clean shave so that you (and your skin) don’t get “irritated” this Valentine’s Day.

Here are a few tips from the Pure Silk experts on how to properly shave your legs, underarms and bikini line so that razor burn and nicks don’t leave you wearing the wrong kind of red this Valentine’s Day:

Plumeria is my favorite of the Pure Silk line. It smells amazing and helps me get the smoothest, nick free shave.

Legs:
Make sure your skin has been wet for at least three minutes before shaving. This is about the amount of time it takes for hairs to absorb water and lift away from the skin, making it easier for them to be shaved. Take your time when shaving, especially around the ankles and knees, where you’re more likely to get nicks and cuts. Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream in Cherry Blossom or Plumeria will leave you with a subtle, floral scent so you won’t have to rely on your man for that pending flower delivery (that he forgot to order).

Underarms:
When shaving underarms, use a “star” pattern – shave up and down and from side to side to get all the hairs, which in this area of the body grow in a very random pattern. Shaving in a star pattern also helps cut down on irritation from too many razor strokes

Bikini:
Hair in the bikini area grows in a random, often circular pattern. Make sure to shave in the direction of hair growth to reduce irritation. Try shaving with Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream for Sensitive Skin, which contains aloe, papaya, thyme and willow bark formula to help soothe skin and prevent irritation.

The Pure Silk® Moisturizing Shave Cream family includes seven lightly scented formulas that are all designed to enhance and enrich your shaving experience while protecting skin from razor burn, nicks and cuts.

Pure Silk® Moisturizing Shave Cream: SRP 9.5 oz. – $1.99

Available at mass merchandise, grocery and drugstores nationwide.

Get a better shave with Pure Silk.

 

I really love the Pure Silk line from Barbasol,  the Dry Skin shave cream leaves my sensitive skin baby soft after shaving. Compared to other shave creams this stuff lasts forever such a great bargain for the price. The only trick is hiding it from my hubby who is always “borrowing” it to shave.

Achieve a long-lasting, clean shave:

· First things first, preparation is key! When the weather is cold; humidity levels are low, leaving skin dry and more easily irritated. In order to help prevent razor burn and shaving bumps, your best option is to prepare skin by moisturizing at least twelve hours in advance of your shave. Moisturizing right before you shave can dull your razor, leaving it full of lotion; therefore preventing you from getting a close shave. So, if you’re planning to shave in the morning, it’s best to apply a moisturizer the night before.
· Use a cooler water temperature while shaving. Hot water will remove even more moisture from skin, so be sure to leave shave cream on for at least 3-4 minutes before shaving. Shave cream moisturizes skin and softens hair so it’s easier to cut, and you won’t have to press hard with the razor. This helps to provide a nick-free shave.
· A definite shaving no-no. Do not stumble out of bed and head into the shower to shave. Your skin will be puffy from sleep and you’ll have stubble the same day. Wait at least 20 minutes before shaving. Use a shave cream such as Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream in Plumeria to get the best results in the steamy environment of your shower.
· Remember to use a cream instead of gel. Unlike shave gels which tend to slide off legs in the wet, steamy environment of a shower, cream covers the desired shave area and adheres longer, enabling you to keep your shave prep on your legs for the duration of the shave. By being able to see the tracks of your razor you can help keep skin from becoming irritated.

 

Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream in Plumeria – $1.99, drugstores and drugstore.com
Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream for Dry Skin – $1.99, drugstores

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.