Smooth News
May 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of Smooth News, where we bring you the freshest updates straight from the heart of Make My Shave.

Shaving Tips - Body

One of our lovely long term customers, Josie, messaged us to ask for a few tips on how to make her shave last as long as possible.

This is a great and common question, and because sharing is caring, we wanted to share our favourite tips with you too.

Firstly, it’s super important to recognise that while everyone’s hair growth cycle and growth patterns vary, there are a few techniques to help extend the time between shaves and keep your skin smoother for longer.

One of my go-to methods is exfoliating before shaving. This simple but brilliant step helps remove dead skin cells, minimises clogged pores and allows for a closer shave.

I recommend using a gentle exfoliating scrub or trying our Body Buff Duo, which preps the skin beautifully for shaving. If you’re into trying a DIY body scrub, try this simple at-home Vanilla Body Scrub recipe.

However you choose to exfoliate, remember to go gently, no more than 1-2 times per week.

Another effective technique is to apply a light layer of shaving cream or lather your skin with a shave bar containing soothing, skin-nourishing ingredients like avocado and coconut oil.

Using a shaving foam, gel, or shave bar offers several benefits for a smoother and more comfortable shaving experience. These products provide extra lubrication between the razor and the skin, reducing friction and allowing for a smoother glide of the razor blade, which in turn minimises the risk of irritation, razor burn, and cuts.

Additionally, they often contain moisturising ingredients like oils, which help hydrate and soften the hair and skin, making it easier for the razor to cut through the hair.
They also create a protective barrier on the skin, providing added protection against razor drag and irritation, which is particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin.

Another favourite shaving tip of mine is to pull the skin taut with your free hand while shaving. This allows the razor to get as close as possible to the skin's surface.

Additionally, opt for shorter, lighter strokes rather than long sweeping motions. Contrary to popular belief, shaving in one long stroke can actually lead to missed hairs, leading to more passes and the increased chance of irritation.

Consider shaving against the grain, moving from the ankle upwards, for an even closer shave. And don't forget to rinse out the hairs from your razor while shaving to keep the blades clean and sharp.

Speaking of blades, ensuring they are sharp is essential for a close shave and longer-lasting results. Dull blades can lead to uneven shaving and won’t cut as close.

Shaving at the end of your shower is also beneficial, as the heat and humidity soften both the skin and hair, making shaving smoother and more effective.

Finally, complete your routine by patting the skin dry and applying a nourishing moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated and smooth. If you’re heading into the sun, make sure to add SPF to your routine.

Personally, my hair grows quickly and is coarse, so taking the time to incorporate these techniques and using the right products can truly make a world of difference.

Ground your way to good health

As a wife and husband team navigating the fast-paced, technology-driven world, we've discovered that prioritising wellbeing is essential for both our personal and professional lives.

In fact, practising good wellbeing ensures that Mike and I give our best to both Make My Shave and to you - our community.

Among our wellbeing practices, meditation holds a special place in our routine, but we're also enthusiastic advocates of grounding. If you're unfamiliar with this concept, let us shed some light on it:

Grounding, also known as Earthing, is a natural and straightforward technique recognised for its ability to restore balance and enhance overall wellbeing. It involves reconnecting with the Earth's energy to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit.

Grounding is the simple act of physically connecting with the Earth's surface, whether by walking barefoot on grass, sand or soil, or by using grounding devices indoors.

By doing so, you allow the Earth's natural energy to flow through your body, balancing your internal rhythms and promoting a sense of calm and vitality.

Grounding is a feel-good practice and research has shown that it can have a profound impact on your health, from reducing inflammation and improving sleep to boosting immune function and relieving stress.

By neutralising free radicals and promoting electron transfer in the body, grounding acts as a powerful antioxidant, supporting overall health and vitality.

Here are just a few ways grounding can improve your health:

• Reduced Inflammation: Grounding has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to a wide range of chronic health conditions, including arthritis, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders.
• Improved Sleep: Grounding can help regulate the body's circadian rhythms and promote deeper, more restful sleep, leading to increased energy levels and improved overall well-being.
• Stress Relief: By promoting relaxation and reducing cortisol levels, grounding can help alleviate stress and anxiety, allowing you to feel more centred and at peace.
• Enhanced Immune Function: Grounding has been found to boost immune function and promote faster healing, making you less susceptible to illness and infection.
• Increased Energy and Vitality: By restoring balance to your body's energy systems, grounding can leave you feeling revitalised, with a renewed sense of energy and vitality to tackle life's challenges.

To Ground, Mike and I take regular beach walks, kicking off our shoes and making sure our feet and toes reconnect with the Earth's healing energy.

If you decide to give grounding a go, we’d love to hear if it made a difference to you!

Anniversary Celebrations

Last week, Mike and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary, a milestone that holds special significance for both our personal journey and Make My Shave. If you aren’t already familiar with our story, we'd love to share with you how Make My Shave came to be...

At the start of 2021, Mike and I excitedly prepared for our wedding day, but fate had other plans. Heavy flooding in the Blue Mountains forced us to postpone our celebration at the last minute.

On the morning that was supposed to be our big day, I headed for the shower feeling naturally deflated that today was not going to be the day I married my best friend.

As the water rained down, I began my regular body care routine. Reaching for the razor, I felt a sudden cloud of sadness realising that this wouldn't be my wedding day shave after all. 

Picking up my underwhelming pink disposable razor, each stroke prompted increasing feelings of frustration. I began thinking about razors and wondered why women had to settle for plastic razors that would end up in landfill when men seemed to have an array of high-quality razors and blade-delivery services?

Pondering over this annoyance, a life-changing question burst into my mind, "Why don't you do something about it?"

Realising that if I wanted a better quality shave with a razor that would do more good in the world, then perhaps I had to create it.

Running out of the bathroom to find Mike, towel falling loosely from my damp hair and with one leg left unshaven, I shared with him my desire to revolutionise the world of shaving for women. I wanted to make body hair removal better for women and the planet.

Six weeks after our initial wedding day was postponed, Mike and I finally said ‘I do!’, and later that year, we officially launched Make My Shave in Australia.


Enhanced Subscription Service

We're thrilled to share some exciting developments regarding our subscription service. We've been listening closely to our favourite people - our beautiful customers, and we're delighted to announce a new enhancement to make your routine even smoother.

Introducing the option to customise your subscription deliveries with additional products!

If you're a member of our razor subscription service, you can now easily add extra goodies to your regular deliveries. Whether it's our indulgent Body Buff Duo, the luxurious Shave Cushion, the eco-friendly Recycling Mailer, or convenient dermaplaning refills, we've got you covered.

To personalise your account, simply shoot us an email letting us know what items you’d like to add to your next order. You can choose items as a one-off purchase or as an ongoing part of your subscription. 

Best of all, there are no extra delivery costs. With this added convenience, your favourite shave support products will seamlessly accompany your new blades straight to your doorstep. 



Say 'Hey' at anytime

If you’ve ever dropped us an email or DM, you’ll know that we really love hearing your feedback.

When you reach out to us to share your shave stories and positive feedback, it genuinely makes our day.

Even hearing from you about the things that don’t quite go smoothly gives us the opportunity to jump into gear and improve immediately. We are here to ensure you’re 100% happy with Make My Shave.

As a small business in a big, busy world, we strive to be a brand that delivers on our promises. To us, this means products that you love, a service that you trust, and doing more good for our planet.

If there's anything you'd like to share with us, things that you love or things we could do better, please drop us an email anytime at

Stay smooth & fabulous,
Lindsay & Mike xo