We get more tips from beauty expert extraordinare Geoff Mahanay for Schick Hydro Silk about all the best tips and tricks to silky smooth
What are your top three hair removal tips?
1. Use very well let room with bulbs that mimic natural sunlight.
2. Wipe excess cream of legs after softening as you need to see the body contour, hair and skin surface to avoid mistakes.
3. Use a good razor! Sounds simple but it really makes a difference.
We can all be guilty of that razor that sits in the bathroom just a little too long…how long before we should replace our razors?
This is something everyone has been guilty of at one time or another, but it is important to change your blade regularly. A sharp blade is crucial for getting a close shave and the risk of nicks and cuts increase the longer you use a dull blade. With a high performance razor like the Schick Hydro Silk you should replace cartridges after five to six uses.
What is the best way to exfoliate your legs for summer?
Warm weather increases perspiration and oil production in summer, leading to speedier accumulation of dead cells so you may find you need to exfoliate more often in summer than you do in winter. There are lots of great body scrub products on the market. A natural loofah also does a great job. You can also use raw sugar to scrub your legs in the shower. It’s just personal preference.
A lot of women deal with painful or unsightly ingrown hairs- do you have any tricks to prevent this?
If you get an ingrown hair you should gently exfoliate twice a day. This will help to remove any dead skin cells, dirt, and oils that might be trapping the ingrown hair. It may also nudge the tip of the hair out. Apply alcohol based astringent directly to zone to minimise infection. If it’s highly infected use a peroxide or benzoyl peroxide (acne medication). Never squeeze as the infection will spread across the skin.
And to prevent ingrown hairs you should exfoliate regularly and always apply moisturiser as this allows skin to be more supple and flexible and that means the hair pore will adapt itself to the hair shaft by bending and stretching easier.
The same goes for nicks and cuts- I know I haven’t been paying attention at times and cut myself- how can we prevent this?
Use a sharp razor and ensure you do this area at the start of the shave. Not the end when you are tired. Pull skin and use smaller strokes in this area. That will reduce the chance of any cuts.
Finally if you could have breakfast with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
Timomatic comes immediately to mind because he is always smiling and it is contagious. Life is all about making ourselves happy and others in the process. Then again the person who made me the happiest was my mum when she was alive so if possible, Mum comes first.