How do I shave my armpits?

What’s the best way to shave your armpits? Review these tips by Skintimate!


Having wet skin is important for any close shave. Shaving towards the end of a shower or bath will soften the hair. Always remember to use a moisturizing shaving gel, like the Skintimate® Skin Therapy Dry Skin or Skintimate® Signature Scents® Raspberry Rain® shave gel. Follow these steps:

  1. Start by raising one arm overhead and apply your favorite Skintimate® gel or crème.
  2. Keep your arm raised high, so that the skin is taut. Since underarm hair grows in many directions, it's best to shave up, down and side-to-side.
  3. Make sure your razor is at a good angle to be pulled vertically downwards. Shave only where underarm hair is visible.
  4. Rinse the razor after each stroke to keep the razor unclogged from excess shaving cream and cut hair.
  5. Rinse underarm to remove all shaving cream, and repeat on the other armpit.
  6. Wait approximately 30 minutes before applying moisturizer or deodorant after shaving your armpits – moisturizer and deodorant can irritate the delicate skin, and can sting. Good tip: try shaving your armpits at night when you don't have to put deodorant on soon after.

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