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11 Little Things You Should Never Do Before Or After Shaving

We all know the things to avoid while shaving, like going against the grain (ouch) or shaving dry skin (ouch again). But what about the things to avoid before or after shaving? What should you never do in the lead up, and what should you stay away from once your skin is silky smooth?

Well, turns out there are several little pre- and post-shave habits that can cause a few problems. (Think along the lines of razor bumps, irritation, and maybe even infections.) It is pretty easy, however, to do things the right way and keep your skin feeling great. It just takes a little planning.

"Prepping your skin before shaving is so important," says Lisa Dolan, licensed esthetician and founder of Lark Skincare. "Before you start shaving, you want to have a clean slate so be sure to always use a great exfoliating scrub ...  It is vital to slough off dead skin cells." She then recommends applying a shave cream or oil, and following up the whole process with a great moisturizer. (Preferably one that doesn't contain water.)

Those are the things you should do. Now on to the things you shouldn't. If you shave your legs, bikini line, armpits (or anywhere else), read on for things you should never ever do before or after shaving.

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12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

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What No Shave November could mean for women

No Shave November is a furry time of year for men. It is a month of exceptions in which untrimmed beards, twirling mustaches and unkempt body hair are not only acceptable but encouraged. Unfortunately, this is not an exception made for women.

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6 Things that any Person with Sensitive Skin Should Know

Sensitive skin is a very common problem among many people. Sensitive skin identifies as being extremely dry and leads to prone reactions as skin bumps, pustules or a slow erosion of the affected skin. Still, a sensitive skin could mean that the person has some disorders or suffers from some allergies that are triggering some bad skin symptoms. Unfortunately, there isn't any wonder medicine that

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Awesome Things to Do in LA This Fall

Crisp air, cooler temperatures, warm sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes–Fall is coming. With gorgeous gardens, amazing bakeries, and tons of festive events, there are countless ways to welcome the new season everywhere from Venice to Silver Lake. Here are some things to do in LA this Fall!

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Social media is ruining our relationships

Today’s technology helps shape our relationships as we use it more than ever to socialise and meet new people. Certain platforms allow us to cultivate and present different versions of ourselves to the public, and yet despite this, more oft...

Cooking & Caribbean cultures: an interview with Island Social Club

Marie Mitchell and I met in July this summer, over rotis at her latest residency running Rotishop at Styx bar in Tottenham. We danced, drank a rum punch that I thought might be the end of me, and ate a lot of good food. Marie is the founder of...

Attollo: the bra business pioneering lingerie for D+ wome

For two King’s College London alumni, vivacious entrepreneurs, and founders of Attollo Lingerie, Fleurette Mulcahy and Alice Holden haven’t actually come a long way. That is, at least, in terms of distance. Their gorgeous new office s...

Not shaving isn’t always a choice for women of colour

When I was 15, one of my friends pulled up her pants and said, “My legs are disgusting! I haven’t shaved since the last time I wore shorts!” Two other (white) girls also exposed their legs and lamented about how lazy they were to ...

Why Did Women Start Shaving Their Body Hair? The Answer Might Surprise You

Why Did Women Start Shaving Their Body Hair? The Answer Might Surprise You Don’t freak out. This isn’t a ploy to get women to stop shaving or waxing. To each their own, my only intention is to wake people up to a new perspective on women...

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