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!
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 Moisturise
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:)