Despite advances in laser procedures and other hair removal technologies out there, many women prefer leg shaving as the most convenient method to remove unwanted hairs. As part of your beauty routine, this tutorial will unfold several important shaving tricks that will ensure smoother, silkier legs in no time.
But before giving you the tips and tricks to shave your legs perfectly, you must choose the proper razor for your skin type and needs. With the number of shaving products on the market, it can be a tough task to narrow the choices down to one perfect razor blade for you. If you have particularly sensitive skin and are prone to any type of irritation, selecting the right blade can lessen your shaving woes and leave you smooth and stubble free.
The first thing you need to pay attention to is the number of blades the razor has. It may seem like one razor blade can achieve the same goal of getting rid of your body hair the same way two, three or four blades would, but that is not exactly true. If you are looking for a close, smooth shave, consider opting for a razor with 4 or 5 blades. The second factor is to choose a razor that moves its blades along the leg and gives you better control of shaving. When blades stay stationary during your shave, the more likely you are to cut yourself. Flexible blades individually adjust as you shave and help provide you with a flawlessly smooth shave. The third factor is to choose a razor according to your skin type. If you have sensitive skin or thick hair, choose a safety razor over a disposable. You will want to choose a razor that allows you to change blades on a regular basis to avoid the problems that come with using a dull razor. Keep in mind that the sensitivity of your skin and the frequency that you shave might limit your razor blades options. Few blades might be too aggressive depending on your circumstances.
Before you pick up your chosen razor, prepare your skin to ensure a smooth shave. Now hop in the shower and rinse your legs. Water temperature should be warm — not cold and not too hot as this can dry out your skin.
To get a close, irritation-free shave, cover your legs with a depilatory cream or lotion. They both use a chemical compound to dissolve the hair at the surface of the skin. For best results, choose a shaving cream with moisturising effects to keep your skin hydrated while softening the hairs.
Whether you prefer disposable razors or those with replaceable blades, you may consider an option with a single blade to avoid irritation. Another option may be the razors with curve-hugging blades and a portable compact for your convenience and comfort. Pick the one which suits your needs the best! Once you have discovered your favourite razor, start shaving your legs from the ankles up.
Run your razor under hot water after every one or two swipes.
Continue shaving your legs by starting at the bottom of your leg near the ankles and gliding the razor upwards to your knee. When moving the razor over your legs, use smooth, even strokes without applying too much pressure.
Rinse both sides of the razor blade thoroughly under hot water for several seconds. Replace your razor or disposable blades after every five to six uses.
After you shave and get out of the shower, it’s important to moisturize the delicate skin area. Apply lotion on your legs and gently rub it in using circular motions. Now put on your favourite dress and enjoy those hot, sunny days!