- Shaving your legs as soon as you get into the shower. hanging out in the shower or bath for about 15 minutes before you start shaving — this will soften the hair and open up follicles.
- Shaving in the morning!Shaving at night will leave your legs smoother. As you sleep, your legs swell slightly, which can make hair retreat back into its follicles.
- Not using anything to lather up! You will nick yourself!
- Using those single-blade disposable razors! They are more likely to drag across the skin! Invest in a four or five blade razor!
- Not replacing your razor blades enough!Old blades are not only ineffective, but more likely to cause bumps and redness and trap bacteria, which can potentially cause infections
- Shaving up the leg before you shave down the leg! On your first pass, only shave in the direction your hair grows (down the leg), and if you have very sensitive skin, don’t shave upward at all. While going “against the grain” may get you a closer shave, it also increases the possibility of irritation, nicks, and cuts.
- Not preventing or treating razor blades.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.
- Shaving with guys razors! They are not as effective for shaving legs!
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