Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dare to Bare

This post is sponsored by Dove® ClearTone™ Deodorant - designed to visibly reduce underarm dark marks and even skin tone.


After having Sophia I became very self-conscience about showing too much skin. I was extremely lucky to only get a few, very hard to see stretch marks and was able to lose all my baby weight. I just never felt comfortable after. Maybe it’s a mom thing.

But during summer it’s kind of hard to avoid not showing any skin so I have to find ways to feel comfortable. Yes, you’ll still see me in a bikini and wearing cute summer clothes but trust me, I’d rather be covered up. And I have to be in a swimsuit to be able to enjoy fun water toys with Sophia.

One thing that is a must during the summer is making sure my skin is smooth all over. No one wants to see hairy armpits and legs in cute shorts or a new Victoria Secret swimsuit. Ah, I don't even want to think about it! So both my legs and underarms spend a lot of time with my razor during the summer.

Shaving a lot can irritate my skin and sometimes cause razor burn so I have to make sure I am doing everything I can to prevent this.

Here are some tips I have learned since I started shaving forever ago:
  •  Always use clean, sharp blades.  I would suggest spending some extra dollars on a nice razor. Disposable razors can often cause nicks, bumps and even burns.
  • Try to shave only on moist skin – never run the razor on dry skin as an easy fix, especially on your armpits. I’m not going to lie,  I have done this when in a hurry wearing a sleeveless dress or shirt. Ouch is all I’m going to say.
  • After shaving your armpits, try to wait a few minutes before applying deodorant. Your skin is sensitive after shaving and needs some time to “heal”
  • I always use warm water and try to shave in the shower. If I am unable to shave in the shower I try to use shaving cream. This helps a lot.
  •  And the most important thing, to me at least, is applying a moisturizing lotion after. My skin always feels so much better once I had put lotion on.

 After I have a good shave {that sounds so weird to me} I feel smooth and a little more comfortable to show off my arms and skin.

What are your tips on showing off your skin this summer?

I was compensated for this post by the Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.


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