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How To Shave Your Underarms

How To Shave Your Underarms

Who knew that a fashion trend in 1915 would spark off an underarm shaving frenzy among well-heeled women of America. Well, thank goodness for shaving master Danielle Malka. She'll give us some long-lost techniques for achieving soft and hairless underarm through shaving.

Step 1: You Will Need

Step 2: Prep Your Skin

It's a lot easier to shave after you've taken a bath or shower. If you don't want to feel any stubble hours after your shave, don't skip this step.

Step 3: Oil Up

Lightly massage pre-shave oil onto your underarm

Step 4: Brush Up

Gently dip the moistened brush tip into a pot of quality shaving cream. The shaving brush bristles will lift the hair up off the skin.

Step 5: Lather Up

Moving the brush in small circles. The foam will build into a rich lather and should end up feeling like whipped cream.

Step 6: A Light Hand

Beginning in the middle of your underarm, slowly shave with the grain-not against. Don't press down hard - keep the pressure light and easy.

Rinse your blade. Don't cheat on this step either-hair caught in the blade will only interfere with the next shaving pass.

If you didn't get all the hairs on the first round, apply shaving cream again and shave sideways, using small strokes to prevent irritation.

Step 7: Soothe Your Skin

Rinse and dry your underarms.

Lightly rub the moistened alum block onto your underarm. The alum's astringent properties closes pores, disinfects the skin, and acts as a natural deodorant.