‘Are you a man that you want to shave? Women Wax, Men Shave.’
‘If women shave instead of waxing, hair grows like that of a Porcupine, thick, coarse and dark.’
‘Shaving causes pigmentation, your skin will become dark.’
‘Cuts and nicks due to shaving are so ugly.’
These are just some of the myths women have when you tell them that you shave.
About 8 years ago I traded my painful monthly visits to a Beauty Salon, to have hot wax spread over my skin and then have my hair being ripped out with a piece of cloth, in exchange for the painless experience of Shaving. I did this on the advice of my Dermatologist.
Of course I was shocked when she suggested it, but since I followed her advice my only regret was, why hadn’t I got this advice before!
At the Gillette Venus Breeze Blogger Event we had Venus Expert, Celebrity Dermatologist and an Aesthetic Physician, Dr Rashmi Shetty to debunk myths surrounding shaving.
Choosing your tool right is the most important thing, started Dr Shetty. As using a razor that is not specifically designed for women could damage the skin, leaving you with cuts, dry skin and a bad experience as well.
Never use a Razor on dry skin, always wet your skin. The latest Gillette Venus Breeze has water activated glide gel bars, so you no longer require shaving foam. They are formulated with body butters (Olive, Avocado and Kokum) and Glycerin to help retain skin moisture and follow body contours to give a close shave.
With regular shaving, and shaving with the right razor, your new growth is finer and lighter and not thicker and darker was another myth dispelled by Dr Shetty.
I am glad to be part of this session where I can educate and interact with the audience and break the myths around shaving for women. Being a Dermatologist,
I can assure you that shaving is the most skin-friendly method of hair removal for women:Dr Rashmi Shetty
I was invited by Gillette to attend this ‘Subscribe to Smooth’ Blogger Event. The views shared above are however my own.