August 31, 2015

MineTan Prep: Shaving Your Legs

Before tanning your body with MineTan, the key is to create a perfect foundation for the application of the product. One of the main steps to achieve this foundation is to shave your legs at least 24 hours before applying MineTan. Here are some additional steps and tips to remember when shaving your legs before tanning with MineTan:

1. Use the Proper Razor
The first step to a great shave is selecting the proper razor, especially for those who have sensitive skin. It is best to use those razors that contain a moisture strip with acai, aloe or jojoba. However, since all razors eventually dull, you should ensure that you replace any razor after it has been used for 5 or 6 times.

2. Use a Gel or Cream
Rather than shaving with basic soap, select a moisturising shaving cream or gel. In addition to hydrating your skin, these products help you to achieve a smoother and closer shave.

3. Exfoliate with a Loofa
Purchase a loofa to exfoliate your skin as you apply the shaving cream or gel before your shave.

4. Shave Using Proper Techniques
When it is actually time to shave, use warm water which helps to drain moisture from your skin. You should shave at the end of your shower so that you hair and skin have adequate time to soften. Begin to shave from your ankles and work your way up your body, always ensuring that you are shaving in the opposite direction of the hair growth. However, in the underarm areas, it is fine to shave at any angle necessary to successfully remove all hair.

5. Apply Bump Free Lotion
Once you have completed your shave and patted your skin dry, use a non-alcohol lotion that will serve to keep your legs from getting irritated. In addition, this lotion will help you to avoid the common razor burn bumps that appear after shaving. If you have ingrown hairs, you might also apply a cleanser with glycolic acid after shaving.

6. Bonus Tips
When you shave, you are actually exfoliating your skin with a razor. Therefore, it is only necessary to exfoliate your skin one or two times per week dependent upon how many times per week you shave. However, if the hair on your skin is extra coarse, you should exfoliate more often. In addition, those with thick hair might look into waxing, which is fantastic for the lower legs, underarms and bikini regions. By following these steps and tips, you will be ready in no time to apply MineTan and get started on your beautiful tan!

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