The Right Way to Shave your Legs
Your big date is coming up but are you ready to show off those nice legs? If you’re not much into waxing, then leg shaving remains the least expensive option for you. Here are six tips to make sure that you’re doing the right and pain-free way to a flawlessly shaved legs.
6 Ways to Shave your Legs
1. Buy a good disposable razor
There are hundreds of options out there so it takes a little bit of experimenting before finding the right one.
Choose one with moisturizing strips and spring-mounted triple blades to get a closer shave. Ensure that you change razors regularly as dull blades are more prone to nicks and cuts.
Exfoliate your skin using an exfoliator or exfoliating gloves before having a shower. This helps to remove dead skin cells and ingrown hairs that may clog up the razors, preventing a close shave.
3. Shower before shaving
To prevent cuts or razor burns, never shave legs when dry. It’s best to begin with legs soaked in warm shower to soften the hair. Shaving naturally exfoliates the skin, so if you shave on dry legs, you can be sure that your razor will be clogged up with dead skin cells.
4. Lather on a shaving cream, gel or foam
Choose something with moisturizers in it to ensure that your skin stays smooth and nick-free. If you don’t have one, hair conditioners and olive oil will work just fine as they contain moisturizing properties.
5. Shave from the ankle going up
Starting from the ankle, glide the razor gently up your legs in a direction opposite of the hair’s growth. It’s important not to rush to get a smooth finish. Go back to the same area three times to remove all the hair. Don’t forget to shave around the inner and outer thighs, as well. Always rinse the razor frequently and allow it to air dry for next use.
6. Apply moisturizing lotion or cream
Rinse off shaving cream from your legs with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Apply a moisturizing lotion or cream to lock in moisture and stop it from flaking.
Now back to you. Do shave your legs, too? If yes, can you share some of the tips you know to shave it painlessly.