December is here, and many men are planning on saying goodbye to their No-Shave November beards. Are you getting ready to go clean-shaven? Go beyond giving your face a quick buzz with the electric razor and follow our five tips for a close, silky-smooth shave.
When shaving, it’s important to select a product that helps your razor properly glide to avoid razor drag, nicks, and skips. Young Living recently launched two new shaving products: Shutran™ Shave Cream and Mirah™ Shave Oil. Although both of these products provide a close, comfortable shave, they meet different shaving needs.
Shutran Shave Cream is a blend of masculine-smelling essential oils combined with palm, grape seed, and olive oils designed to hydrate and smooth the appearance of skin. Mirah Shave Oil is a rich blend of exotic oils, emollients, and botanical ingredients designed to help hydrate skin and reduce razor drag, nicks, and bumps.
Pick your product, spread it over the areas to be shaved, and then let it sit on your skin for a minute or two to properly absorb and prepare your skin for shaving.
4. Use the right tools:
5. Perfect the technique: With your new razor, shave in the direction your hair is growing. Shaving against the grain can give you a closer shave, but it increases your likelihood of getting razor burn and ingrown hairs—and no one wants that.
Rinse your blade after every swipe to remove accumulated hair, shave product, and dead skin. Make sure to avoid pressing too hard on your razor or over-shaving the same area to prevent unnecessary irritation. When you’re done, wipe your face and look in the mirror. Now there’s that handsome face that’s been hiding all November long!
Shaving is just one important part of skin care for men. What are some of your grooming and skin care tips for keeping skin soft? Let us know in the comments!
Posted by Young Living - December 5, 2015 - Aromatherapy, At Home, DIY, Essential Oils, Mind & Soul, Mind & Spirit, Young Living Gifts, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal Care
Create Your Own Spa Getaway with Homemade Shower BombsNONCE INCORRECT! Posted by Young Living - December 5, 2015 - Aromatherapy, At Home, DIY, Essential Oils, Mind & Soul, Mind & Spirit, Young Living Gifts, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal CareCreate your own spa getaway with these easy-to-make DIY shower bombs! The next time you need a bit of rejuvenation, toss a shower bomb in the bottom of your shower and enjoy the wonderful scent or create a collection of these homemade shower bombs as a gift for someone you love.
Mix together the baking soda and citric acid in a medium-size bowl. In a separate small bowl or bottle, mix together water and essential oil. Slowly add the oil-water mixture a few drops at a time into your dry ingredients, stirring well after each addition (a stand mixer works well for this). When ingredients are thoroughly mixed, tightly pack into 2-inch balls using your hands, a stainless steel cake pop mold, or a cookie scoop. Set on a plate to dry. If necessary, pack the balls again more tightly. Allow to dry for 12+ hours before using.
To use, simply place a bomb near your feet under warm running water and enjoy the aromatic experience!
Suggested essential oil additions: