The best armpit shave routine to avoid razor burn


At Curie, we believe your pits deserve love, too! Creating a solid routine for shaving your underarm is crucial. The perks of a perfect shave routine are the reduction of irritation and discoloration, the elimination of ingrown hairs, and a major confidence boost! First, you’ll need a clean product lineup and a good, sharp razor.


The first step in your armpit routine is exfoliating with a dry brush or liquid exfoliant, a favorite of ours is from the brand Fur. Their silk scrub effortlessly buffs away dead skin cells that can clog pores; Fur also has the perfect dry brush that promotes blood circulation and lymph drainage. Next, you’ll want to follow up with a thick shave cream, like our new whipped body wash that doubles as a shave cream and a body wash. A thick layer is a must. This product will condition the skin and soften hair follicles to reduce the risk of skin irritation. It also creates a barrier for the razor to glide smoothly over your skin, which helps prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs


Once you’ve shaved with a sharp razor, it’s time for aftercare! Charcoal masks are not only an amazing addition to your skincare routine, but also to your underarm routine. Curie has formulated a charcoal and clay detoxifying mask for your face and pits. Using our mask on your pits will shorten the “smelly” transition period when swapping to clean deodorant, and it only takes 5-10 minutes! Think of our detox mask as a skincare mask, but for your pit. Use it 1-2 times a week to help clear out your pores of any product or residue buildup, keeping those pits fresh and clean. 

Next, body oil will be your best friend. Religiously using body oil after shaving is the best way to prevent ingrown hairs and skin discoloration. Customer Jenna DeMasi says, "my skin has never been smoother since switching from lotion to Curie’s moisturizing body oil" . This product is amazing as a full body oil after a long hot shower, but it also works as the perfect addition to your shaving aftercare routine. 


Finish off the job with Curie’s clean, aluminum-free deodorant. Our deodorant moisturizes your underarms to further prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn, while also diminishing B.O. (even Runner's World agrees!). Enjoy your extra boost of confidence with Curie’s signature scents orange neroli, white tea, and grapefruit cassis. We want you feeling like your most confident self, we want you to be Curie confident!

Extra Tips:

Curie’s whipped body wash has two uses.

  1. A foamy body wash
  2. A silky smooth shaving cream

- To use as a body wash, scoop a quarter-sized amount on your fingertips to mix with water. Rub between hands and apply to wet skin to create a foamy lather. Rinse.

- To use as a shaving cream, apply to wet skin and create a dense lather using little water. Shave as normal. Rinse.

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