Getting a close shave while avoiding unsightly nicks and cuts isn’t always easy. Even if you’ve been shaving your legs for years, there are probably some shaving tips you just haven’t learned yet. Figuring out the best way to shave your legs can help you shaving irritation, red bumps, and ingrown hairs on legs.
Preparing to shave your legs
In order to learn how to shave your legs, you’ll need the proper equipment. Choosing the correct shaving gel or cream is essential to shaving your legs without any irritation. Look for a gel or cream with a reputation for smoothing and moisturising the skin and preventing ingrown hairs. Two well-known brands include Brave Shave and The Art of Shaving, Shaving Cream for Women, but there are many others. In most cases, it is better to choose a cream or gel specifically designed for feminine skin. If you want a smooth shave, avoid the cheap disposable razors. They only increase the chance of getting nicks and cuts while shaving. Instead, look for a razor with a pivoting head and multiple blades. These will allow you to get a smooth shave close to the skin. Razors for women have undergone a revolution in recent years, so choose the best feminine razor that you can afford.
The art of shaving your legs
If you haven’t shaved in a while and the hair is longer than ¼ inch, consider trimming the hair. - Place a comb against the skin, raising the hair up, and trim to a shorter length. You can also use clippers with the shortest guard. Trimming the hair means that your razor blade will be less likely to become clogged with bits of hair, resulting in a more efficient shave. - Take a warm shower or bath to soften the skin and relax the hair follicles. - Exfoliate to remove any dead hair. - Add some shaving oil to your skin to protect against razor burn or other irritations. The shaving oil isn’t necessary, but it does help those who have sensitive skin. - Apply your shaving cream or gel to damp skin. If you’re using a shaving brush, work the cream or gel is small circles to help lift the hair and provide a closer shave. - Using firm but not excessive pressure, allow the blade of your razor to glide along the skin in the opposite direction of the hair growth. - Hold the skin taunt and don’t go over the same area too many times. Rinse your razor between strokes. - Rinse the skin and moisturise with a light lotion. This will help to hydrate your skin and make shaving easier in the future.