Pick The Right Time To Shave
I always shave a night, and people look at me like I’m crazy – BUT IT’S TRUE! Shaving ANY part of your body at night gives your skin time to heal and recover overnight before you expose it to products like deodorant and underwear chafing.
I would also recommend to plan your shave after a warm shower, as it allows your pores to open, and the hair to soften.
You’ve probably heard the old “shave in the direction of your growth”, and that’s 100% true. But something that people don’t say often is that you should also avoid shaving repeatedly over the same area. This leads to even more irritation, and increases the chance of hyperpigmentation in the area. Trust that your blade has done its job, and move on.
Areas that are exposed to the sun, such as your thighs and legs, have a higher chance of developing dark spots after shaving. This is because after shaving, your skin becomes inflamed. Once the skin is inflamed and exposed to UV light, the pigment-producing cells called melanocytes will begin to produce more melanin, causing dark spots to become even darker.
Because of this, it’s important to limit your exposure to sunlight after shaving (again, why shaving at night is a good idea!)