Your Ultimate Sports Shaving Guide


We’ve teamed up with shaving experts Dorco to ensure you have a close shave for the ultimate sporting performance.

5 steps for the ultimate sporting shave before exercise

1. Use​ ​a​ ​quality​ ​razor​ ​blade​ ​and​ ​know​ ​when​ ​to​ ​change​ ​it.

A blunt blade will pull at hairs, rather than slice through them, and this can be a major cause of irritation. Your razor should be sharp, clean and free from obstructions (including hair, shaving foam and skin), ensuring you’re adequately prepared for any sporting activity. 

It’s also important to clean your razor after every use. The moment shaving starts to cause you pain or discomfort, ditch your disposable blades and replace them.

2. Prepare​ ​your​ ​skin​ ​before​ ​every​ ​shave

Shaving is always easier when your skin is warm and wet, so it’s a good idea to shave just after your shower or bath.

By using warm water your skin’s pores are encouraged to open wide, giving you a closer and more comfortable shave – ensuring you’re hair-free and prepared to take on any activity

3. Use​ ​an​ ​appropriate​ ​gel​ ​cream

The shaving cream you choose should contain a rich moisturiser and lubricant. It should also give you a creamy lather without any effort, allowing the blades of your razor to glide effortlessly over your skin. Try to leave the cream on your skin for a minute or so before starting. This will give it a chance to soften your hairs and allow for a smooth and close shave.

4. Use​ ​the​ ​right​ ​shaving​ ​technique

For the most comfortable experience, always shave with strokes that follow the direction of growth. Some people refer to this as ‘shaving with the grain’. You won’t need to apply very much pressure if you have a sharp razor and quality foam.

5. Treat your skin immediately after shaving

Even if you take all of the steps listed above, you may experience some irritation and mild razor burn.

To ensure you’re sports ready, you should always clean your body after shaving with a moisturising body wash.

Treat​ ​yourself

The Dorco EVE 6 is Dorco’s first UK razor for women. Promising some of the best razor technology around it has an incredible six blades, split into a unique three double blade format to contour to your body shape. The result? No more annoying cuts or nicks on those hard to shave places like knee caps.

The top of the range razor design includes an innovative brush finger to massage the body and raise hair follicles for a closer, smoother shave. The moisturising band with Aloe, Vitamin E and Lavender calms and protects even the most sensitive skin: ensuring you’re ready to take on any sport!

Buy now You can purchase the Dorco EVE 6 either as a one-off or as a subscription straight to your door! Never again will you need to shave with a blunt razor blade… Order the new Dorco EVE 6 at DORCO’s online shop from just RRP £5.45*;