Shaving myth and facts

Shaving Myth: “Shaving will make my hair grow back thicker, darker and faster.”
Shaving Fact: Gillette’s scientists have conducted extensive testing on the effects of shaving on both male and female hair growth, texture and color.

Results conclusively prove that shaving does not affect hair growth nor change its color or texture in any way. Shaving may alter the way hair initially feels after shaving, because it has altered the tip shape of the re-growing hair. However, if hair is left to regrow completely, it will return to its former soft state.

Shaving Myth: “Shaving will make my skin dry and flaky.”
Shaving Fact: Shaving with a razor actually helps skin look and feel smoother by removing the top layer of dead skin cells. Venus Vibrance with Soothing Vibrations is the first power wet shaving system for women. It gently exfoliates to instantly reveal more radiant skin. Venus Divine provides a close shave and incorporates Intensive Moisture StripsTM for divinely smooth skin.

Shaving Myth: “Soap and water are all the preparation I need to get a smooth, close shave.”
Shaving Fact: Soap and water is not a good choice for a close shave. For the best results, bathe or shower to remove natural oils and perspiration. You should also be sure to use a shave gel to help keep moisture in the hair. Shave gel also allows the razor to glide more easily over skin. Additionally, shave gel doesn’t dry skin and won’t clog your razor the way ordinary soap can. Gillette Satin Care for Women shave gel is great for keeping your skin feeling soft and smooth. You can also use Venus Breeze, the only 2-in-1 razor with built-in Shave Gel Bars, so there’s no need for separate shave gel or soap. Simply wetting the razor activates the Shave Gel Bars for a light lather and smooth glide.

Shaving Myth: “Shaving will remove my tan.”
Shaving Fact: You simply can’t shave off your tan. Tanning is a function of melanin production within your skin. In fact, shaving actually enhances your tan by removing flaky skin that can hide its glow.

Shaving Myth: “It’s okay to share razors.”
Shaving Fact: No, it’s not a good idea – particularly if you’re sharing with your dad or brother. A man’s hair is much coarser than a woman’s and damages a blade quickly. Using a man’s blade could cause unwanted nicks and cuts. Also, a man’s razor is not designed for the way a woman shaves. Venus razors are designed specifically for women, and feature an ergonomic razor handle, lubrastrips and a forward-pivoting, oval-shaped cartridge for control and maneuverability.

Similar problems can arise when sharing a razor with other women in your household. Sharing makes it harder to keep track of how often a blade has been used. In addition, not everyone is equally thorough about preparing for shaving – you may find a blade that you borrowed rough and uncomfortable.

Shaving Myth: “I don’t need to shave during the winter since my legs are usually covered anyway.”
Shaving Fact: More frequent shaving can actually help improve the appearance of skin during the cold-weather season by removing layers of dead skin cells, which cause dryness and flaking.

Shaving Myth: “Nicks and cuts are a part of shaving.”
Shaving Fact: They don’t have to be. There are four primary reasons women get nicks and cuts, all of which can be avoided.

1. Inferior-performing products, such as single-blade razors, can cause nicks and cuts; a three-blade technology, featured in all Venus razors, utilizes three progressively aligned blades that are specially positioned to extend gradually closer to the hair. While a second blade can cut a hair extended by the first blade, a third blade makes it less likely to miss any hairs.

2. Shaving with a dull blade can cause nicks and cuts; change your blades frequently.

3. To avoid side-to-side razor slippage that can cause nicks and cuts, use a razor with a handle designed to give greater control in a wet environment. Venus razors feature ergonomically designed handles that provide ultimate control for hard-to-reach places, like the bikini area.

4. Women occasionally apply too much pressure to their razor. To help prevent unwanted nicks and cuts, use a light touch, exerting as little pressure as possible, and shave in the direction that feels most comfortable.

Shaving Myth: “Women should remove underarm hair for cosmetic reasons only.”

Shaving Fact: Not true. In addition to making you feel fresh and clean, removing underarm hair reduces the potential for bacterial build-up, which is the principal cause of underarm odor.

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