It's time once again to answer those burning questions that were sent in to beauty magazines 40-plus years ago!
It's amazing to me how time moves on but beauty questions remain surprisingly the same...
Since winter, my skin has been super dry--especially on my legs. It hurts to shave them, and I'm not able to get as close a shave as I'd like. What should I do?
Answer 40 years ago:
Dear Judith, After a winter's worth of cold, dry air, it's to be expected that your skin would need pampering-especially the areas you shave. When you use a razor, start with a sharp blade, they'll be less irritating to your skin. And never, never shave dry skin-you can end up with a razor burn. If you shave with soap and water, use a soap that contains moisturizing creams. Afterward, for extra smoothing, you can use a rich cream or lotion. But do wait a bit before applying it. Reason: Skin is often sensitive just after shaving, and lotions may cause irritation then.
Actually, I'm ok with the answer given 40 years ago. Sometimes the questions AND the answers remain the same. I will add that Lora's Beauty has a great super-fatted moisturizing soap that would work great for shaving--the Cocoa Butter Soap. Additional Cocoa Butter is added during the hand-milled stage of soap making creating a very moisturizing bar.
After showering, or better yet while you're still in the shower, apply Lora's Body Butter. Only natural, nourishing ingredients are used to limit the chance of skin irritation.