the best way to shave your legs

The Best Way to Shave your Legs – Tips and Techniques

Have you been shaving your legs wrong? Believe it or not there is a correct way to go about shaving your legs. By doing it correctly you will save yourself from cutting yourself with the shaver. And come on, most people experience that more than once. This can happen either from the shaver slipping or simply not being careful enough which is very frustrating. However, if you follow this method chances are that all your cuts will be a thing of the past. I am going to share with you the best way to shave your legs to prevent these accidents from happening!


Getting the Right Razor!shaver

Before you even begin shaving make sure you have the right razor. Sounds simple, right? Well, actually there are so many razors out there promoting different things that its easy to get lost. My favourite one is Gilette Venus Classic Razor. However, all of the razors by Gilette are very good. The Gilette Venus Classic Razor has a specially designed handle which gives you better control over the razor. It also has a pivoted head which fits into hard to reach areas. A good razor will have more blades so that you can shave the skin in just one stroke! What I also love about the Gilette Venus Classic Razor is that it has a lubrastrip with a touch of Aloe which makes the shave smoother.

Now that you have the right razor you have to make sure your skin is ready for shaving. To do that its a good idea to exfoliate.


Exfoliate before Shaving

Exfoliating before you shave will help get rid of the dead skin cells that can clog up your razor. If you don’t exfoliate you are more likely to cut yourself as the shave can be a too-close shave. By exfoliating you are creating a smooth canvas on which to shave on which will automatically result in a better shave and shaving experience.


Shave after a shower

Shaving after a shower is always a good idea. This is because the heat from the shower  opens up your pores making the skin softer to shave on. This also allows for a more precise shave.


Do not shave on bare skin

This is one of the most important steps so even if you’re in a rush do NOT skip this! Always use a shaving cream!! I can’t stress this enough- without it you are more likely to cut yourself and dry out your skin. This is because the razor doesn’t have a protective barrier. If you don’t have any shaving cream on hand, use conditioner or talcum powder which also works nicely. Most of the times that I cut myself it was due to me not using shaving cream or one of the alternatives. Another thing to remember is to shave in the opposite direction that the hair grows and rinse the shaver in between each stroke. Don’t shave too fast as this can lead to carelessness.


Moisturise, Moisturise and MoisturiseBest way to shave your legs

Always moisturise after shaving. Your skin needs a lot of TLC post-shave because when you shave you are basically shaving off a layer of your skin.  My favourite moisturiser is Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion which literally works miracles. Also be careful when drying your skin from a shower post-shave, do not rub your skin as this will aggravate it. Simply tap it dry lightly.


Change the Blade

Everyone knows this but how often do we keep to it? I have to admit that I often forget to change my blade. If you shave daily it is recommended you change the blade at least once a month. A blunt blade is harder to shave with, which will cause you to apply pressure while shaving which in turn can result in a cut.

If you follow these tips and techniques of the best way to shave your legs I’m sure your experience won’t be a negative one. Our bodies are very sensitive so we have to treat them sensitively! I hope this post will help you:) Let me know your thoughts and experiences

in the comments below:)

Hollie x

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  1. Thanks for the great post. These are all very good tips! Since the summer is approaching, I’ll have to remember all your advice. I think I do most of them right, but I have to remember to moisturize afterwards as my legs can get very dry after shaving. The right tools are also really important!

    1. It’s true the right tools make all the difference! Good luck:)

  2. Hi hollierose, I think its content is fantastic explains with much detail and presicion what we must do in each case, I congratulate !! If she were a woman she would take her place, seriously.
    PS: If you need anything do not hesitate to contact me, we are here to serve you.
    Best regards.

  3. What a great tip list! And just in time because I’m in need! 🙂 I love the idea of exfoliating before shaving. Definitely doing that today! Thank you! I’ve not tried the Venus, but will keep it in mind. Even though you suggest not shaving till after the shower, I still think it’s so much more convenient to do it in the shower! Maybe toward the end? Anyway, thanks for a very useful post!

    1. Yes, you totally can shave towards the end of your shower. I agree with you, it is much more convenient:)

      Have a good day x

  4. Lok Which says:

    This is really informative and educative. A guideline everyone must follow in shaving. Sincerely I must confess I have not been following the right way in shaving, I love the idea of exfoliating before shaving. Thanks for sharing this post, it has really educate me on the right way to shave my legs which I will keep following from now.

  5. Snap Brisk says:

    Great tips on how to shave your legs. 

    You are right there is a right way and wrong way. Once, when I was really in a hurry, I tried to shave on bare skin… OMG luckily after the first second I realized how crazy idea was it. My skin became red and itchy. 

    I love using Venus for me personally it is a really one of the best product. What moisture you can actually recommend and how important good moisture can be?

    1. Unfortunately, most of us learn from making that mistake of shaving on bare skin! Some of us (me!) more than once:) 

      Some of my favourite moisturisers are the Clarins ones. After just one use my skin is soft. A good moisturiser is very important or it won’t do the job properly.

  6. Seun Afotanju says:

    Great article  on shaving our legs I love every piece of information written on this article mostly the tips on shaving , before shaving my skin I always make sure they are wet after which I add shampoo to soften the hair for easy cut, after which I rinse and add my shaving cream and gently shave off with a new razor.

  7. cjciganotto says:

    Hello Hollie,After reading your article I have to congratulate you because I have discovered serious mistakes when I shave my face.There are very few occasions that a cut in my skin does not occur, due to the incorrect direction I give to my shaves.

    I emphasize the clarity that you express all the care we should have when we shave.Greetings! Claudio

    1. I’m happy it helped you.

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