Sunday, January 06, 2008

A Close Shave

I'm always astounded by the number of products that exist for de-hairing one's body. Americans seemed obsessed with having a hairless body and will go to any lengths to achieve that. I like to think I'm in the middle somewhere. Part of this is due to my sensitive skin. While some women are biting down on purse straps as their nether regions are waxed clean to match the rest of their body, I have a more minimalist approach. It's called a Bic Razor for Sensitive Skin and water.

Shaving gels? Even the unscented ones seem to make my skin develop little red bumps.

Any razor with more than 1-blade? Imagine tiny rivulets of blood as that second, third, or fourth blade manages to nick my ankle or knee-cap for the one-thousandth time.

So I stick with the method recommended by a long-time friend just before I got married. Running water and a single-blade razor that has no moisturizing strip that would just cause my skin to develop some rash.

With this in mind, I'm finding it harder to locate my favorite disposable razors and had to resort to buying a pack of twin-blades today. I know I will be eying these skeptically as I step into the shower for the new few weeks.

1 comment:

Lamont said...

I have to stick with the Venus razor or my legs are a mess! Sadly I need the Cadillac of all razors to stay stubble free.

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