Winter Skin: To shave or not to shave? That is the question.

During the summer, women often shave to keep their legs and under arms smooth, and their bikini lines on point. In the winter months, shaving frequency typically slows down, as fewer dresses, skirts, tank tops and bathing suits are worn. Throw in the COVID-restrictions that are further limiting our activities, and you’ve got what would seem like a recipe for a laxer approach to shaving. But even if you’re not showing a lot of skin or going out as much in the winter, that doesn’t mean you should cut back on shaving. In fact, studies have shown that shaving regularly in the winter can actually be quite beneficial for your skin!

 

On your mark, get set, exfoliate!
Besides getting rid of unwanted body hair, shaving exfoliates your skin, which helps it more directly and efficiently absorb moisturizers. It also minimizes resistance. By shaving hair and removing layers of dead skin, shaving reduces friction from body hair rubbing against heavy winter clothes. This can help to prevent chafing and agitating dry skin caused by colder weather.

 

Winter-proof your skin
Many of today’s shaving products are built for moisturizing. The Intuition® Razor hydrates and moisturizes your skin while shaving, leaving it feeling smooth, soft and protected. Additionally, the women’s Hydro Silk® 5 Razor features a water-activated Hydra-Boost™ serum with shea butter for lasting hydration*, while Skintimate® shave gels are specially formulated to condition and replenish your skin’s natural moisture. So you can shave, exfoliate and moisturize all at the same time.


If you’re looking for the right hydrating razors and refills to get you through the season, you’ll find them all right here at Schick.com. For some Be Good Vibes and indulgent shave prep, check out the all-new Skintimate.com.

* Moisturizes for up to 2 hours after shaving