The Right Way to Shave your Legs

Right way to shave 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.

 

2. Exfoliate

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.


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Jazmine

Hi there and thank you for visiting this blog. I’m Jazmine, a free-spirited life traveler whose quintessential pursuits involve searching for the best spa experience in Cebu and beyond. This blog is where I share my reviews, tips, how-to tutorials, interesting articles related to spa, wellness and health.

18 Responses

  1. Rea says:

    I have never tried shaving or waxing my legs. I am so scared of hurting myself. Hehehehe. I figured that since my leg hairs are not noticeable, I can skip shaving or waxing. LOL

    • Jazmine says:

      Good for you! I have hairy legs that I had to really shave them especially when I’m planning on wearing a dress or shorts. Shaving does take so much time and patience but that’s what you get when you don’t have money for waxing.

  2. Tara says:

    I’ve started shaving my legs since high school and it actually became part of my daily regimen for almost 5 years. I used the ordinary Gillette razor (yellow) but moisturized heavily afterwards. It’s not for the lazy though. I got out of it a few years ago when I decided to wax.

  3. Anne says:

    These are really great tips and those that I often hear my girl friends talk about. But I feel lucky because I got my mom’s genes and I really don’t have a need to shave my legs at all. 🙂

  4. Hanna Frej says:

    omg. i always shave my legs dry. thanks for the tips!

  5. Janine says:

    I can’t really relate to this since I don’t shave my legs because I have super thin hair in my arms and legs so there’s no need for shaving. Hehe. But this is definitely helpful for the ones who do.

  6. Katherine says:

    My legs are so ‘balhibuon’ but I never EVER tried shaving nor waxing because they say that maka-baga daw siya sa hair and it’ll make you look like you have men legs. I’ve seen my friends’ legs looking like one and it looks really bad maong mahadlok jud ko. My leg hair is not thick but too plenty, literally plenty. Ugh I need your help about what should I really do hahahaha.

    • Jazmine says:

      I understand that fear as well since I’ve basically been told the same thing before. But my legs are so hairy, I really can’t stand looking at them without feeling annoyed. I have heard of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) which they say is effective in removing hair without any pain or abrasion. I haven’t tried it yet but you might want to check that option.

  7. I’d tried shaving my legs when I was around first year high school for an upcoming stage play I was joining. I never bothered doing it again! Haha. I guess I learned to love my hairy legs along the way 🙂 For underarms, I shave, not wax. I also use hair conditioner since it’s pretty effective in moisturizing that area 🙂

  8. Victoria says:

    I don’t really shave my legs since theyre not hairy but it’s good to know something about this especially for my lady friends. 🙂

  9. Kiat Cebu says:

    I haven’t tried shaving my legs but some of the tips here might be applicable when shaving my… toooooottttt…. beard off, hahaha.

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