Wednesday, January 13, 2016

9 Shaving tips interview college student turned shaving into a business

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On today's episode the beauty advisor interviews a college student turned business women, Jamie Steenbakker along with a partner developed a water-less shaving gel. Today Jamie tells us her story plus shares some really awesome shaving tips.

It all started in the small town of Wellesley, Massachusetts in an even smaller university where two students, Jamie and Michael, were taking a class together. It was class designed to inspire students to innovate. During our very first brainstorming session, Jamie, now Co-owner and President of Bellicose, said she hated having to shave in the cramped university showers. No one was surprised, but it didn’t seem like a problem that could be solved. You need water to shave, right? You can find more about their story and  the shaving gel at: Bellicose Industries LLC

1. Shaving your legs as soon as you hop into the shower.
Understandably, you want to get your morning routine underway, but experts advise hanging out in the shower or bath for about 15 minutes before you start shaving — this will soften the hair and open up follicles. Any longer, though, and your skin will wrinkle and swell, making it harder to score a close shave.

 2. Doing it first thing in the morning.
Shaving at night will leave your legs smoother. As you sleep, your legs swell slightly, which can make hair retreat back into its follicles.

 3. Not using anything to lather up (or worse, using bar soap).
No matter how in a hurry you may be, skip the temptation to shave "dry." Lather up your legs with a moisturizing shaving cream to make sure the razor glides easily over your skin, and you'll avoid nicks and cuts. In a pinch, hair conditioner will do just as good a job. But skip the bar soap: "It doesn't create enough lubrication for a razor to slide easily against your skin, which can up the odds of cuts,

 4. Using those single-blade disposable razors.
This is fine once in awhile, like if you're staying in a hotel, but for every-day use it's best to invest in a four- or five-blade razor. They provide the smoothest results, letting you navigate tricky areas like your knees and ankles. "Single-blade disposables are likelier to drag against the skin,

 5. Not replacing your razor blade often enough.
You may have bought yourself a nice razor, but it won't do you any good if you don't change your blade at the first sign of dullness (usually, about five to 10 shaves). Old blades are not only ineffective, but more likely to cause bumps and redness and trap bacteria, which can potentially cause infections.

 6. Shaving up the leg before you shave down the leg.
On your first pass, only shave in the direction your hair grows (down the leg), and if you have very sensitive skin, don't shave upward at all. While going "against the grain" may get you a closer shave, it also increases the possibility of irritation, nicks, and cuts. Once your hairs are already very short, and the skin is warm and lubricated, going against the direction of hair growth is much safer. "If you'd still like a closer shave, reapply the gel and shave again — against the direction of the hair growth,

7. Not preventing or treating razor burn.
Close shaving can result in ingrown hairs, and untreated razor burn can turn into long-term scars. To help prevent those annoying red bumps in the first place, use an exfoliating body scrub twice a week to shed the skin that's trapping hairs. To treat bumps, put a warm compress on the affected area — the heat will relax the hair. After showering, apply lotion to soften the hair, leaving your skin less prone to infections.

8. Shaving with your guy's razor.
A lot of women think using a men's razor is more effective, so we tested the market leaders. The three-blade Gillette Mach3 disposable finished in last place, while the refillable three-blade Gillette Mach3 Turbo did just as well as the top women's razors.

10. Exfoliate Your Skin Before Shaving
This helps to get rid of dead skin cells that could clog up your razor. It also works to prevent a too-close shave, which can lead to cuts or razor burn. You can use a mild scrub or an everyday exfoliant. 

 What's your trick for getting perfectly smooth legs?

 Beauty advisor Deanna also answers a listener's question about weight loss:

Q. I have been dieting for over 2 weeks without losing a pound, what gives?
A. Your system is clogged, and needs to be detox. You can do this by eating 3 serving a day of  crucifous vegetables such as , broccoli, cauliflower, brussels  spouts and cabbage. Also recommended, is taking probiotic.  Suggest:  Dr. O'Hara's probiotic which can be found in any health food store.

We then transition over to the health guy Paul for this health alert:  

Health tip:

Got a sore throat ? try this for soothing relief:  when the heat is on, indoor air can be drier than the Sahara. And that dry air,combined with the season's onslaught of tissue-irritating viruses, triples the risk of sore scratchy throats. Here an old Austrian folk remedy to the rescue; gargle with schnapps! This flavorful drink has up to 50% alcohol by volume, which experts say is a numbing agent. Plus, alcohol's antiviral and anti - bacterial action kill germs on contact.

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