If you’re a hairy bunny like me then shaving might be a regular chore. Although it’s not necessary but if you like your legs fresh and smooth like me then you have to join in. Shaving your leg can be a burden but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these simple tips and shaving will take on a whole new light.
1. Shave your legs as soon as you get into the shower:
Understandably, you want to get your morning routine underway, make sure to soften the hair with soap lather so as to open up follicles.
2. Shave at night: Shaving at night will leave your legs smoother. As you sleep, your legs swell slightly, which can make hair retreat back into its follicles.
3. Make sure you lather up:
No matter how in a hurry you may be, skip the temptation to shave “dry.” Make sure to lather up your legs with a moisturizing shaving cream so as to make sure the razor glides easily over your skin, it also helps reduce cuts.
4. Use four/five blade disposable razors:
Invest in a four- or five-blade razor. They provide the smoothest results, letting you navigate tricky areas like your knees and ankles. Single-blade disposables are likelier to drag against the skin and leave cuts.
5. Replace your razor blade often enough:
Change your blade at the first sign of dullness (usually, about five to 10 shaves). Old blades are not only ineffective but more likely to cause bumps and redness and trap bacteria, which can potentially cause infections.
6. Make sure to prevent and treat razor burns: Close shaving can result in ingrown hairs, and untreated razor burn can turn into long-term scars. To help prevent those annoying red bumps in the first place, use an exfoliating body scrub twice a week to shed the skin that’s trapping hairs. To treat bumps, put a warm compress on the affected area — the heat will relax the hair. After showering, apply lotion to soften the hair, leaving your skin less prone to infections.