1. Prepare Your Skin
First up, you need to prep your skin to guarantee the smoothest possible finish. Have a hot shower to soften your body hair, as this will lower the risk of any wince-inducing nicks or pulls later.
Exfoliate your skin while you’re in the shower for an extra smooth finish to remove any dead skin cells and prevent painful and unsightly ingrown armpit hairs. Then, you’ll be ready to start removing hair.
2. Begin with a Trim
Long body hair can get stuck in blades, affecting their performance, so you need to start by trimming your armpit hair.
The Gillette All Purpose Styler and Beard Trimmer is the ideal tool – it’s battery-operated and 100% waterproof, so you can use it while you’re still in the shower or at the sink, letting you easily fit a little bit of manscaping into your usual morning routine.
Our All Purpose Styler comes with three interchangeable combs (2mm, 4mm and 6mm), so you can choose how long you’d like your armpit hair to be.
You might be happy enough leaving your underarm grooming at this stage, but if you want a closer shave, move on to the next step.
3. Lather Up
Get out of the shower and use your shaving gel to work up a really good lather under your arms to add even more moisture to the hair that’s still there, allowing you to achieve an even smoother finish.
The skin under your arms is super-sensitive, so look for shaving gels with ingredients that will be kinder to your skin. The Gillette Fusion5 Men’s Ultra Sensitive Shaving Gel contains our Ultra Comfort Complex to soothe and protect your skin during shaving, while our SkinGuard Men’s Sensitive Shaving Gel includes a cooling touch of aloe.