The Art of Shaving for Women: Sharp Tips to Smoother Legs
You might think that all there is to shaving is to run the razor over the legs and that’s it. You are mistaken; there are ways and means of achieving smooth legs that last longer with a low risk of getting ingrown hair. All it takes is just a little patience, some perseverance and knowing some facts.
Tips for a Great Shave
While five blade razors sound good and really help to ensure a closer and better shave, some women find that they tend to have ingrown hair when they use these. It may be because the blades slightly pull out the hair during the second or third blade (some even up to the 4th!) and cut well below the surface skin. If this happens, you might want to use razors with 2-3 blades.
Change your razor when it becomes dull; this should be after 5-6 uses. A dull razor often results to nicks and cuts as well as erratic coverage. This can lead to more frequent shaving on your part, leaving you with dry skin and nicks. When choosing razors, go for those which have moisture strip at the top.
Be selective on Creams, Gel and Lotions
Choose shaving creams or shaving gels with no alcohol in it. Alcohol can dry your skin and leave you open to irritation. Let the cream or gel rest a bit on your skin before applying the razor. This short pause will allow the moisturizing ingredients to seep into your skin. A lot of experts encourage women to apply the cream or gel with a circular motion (sort of like a massage) for better absorption.
Do not forget to apply a rich body butter or skin cream after shaving. The same circular motion is encouraged by experts because it mimics a massage for better absorption. Make sure that this lotion does not contain alcohol since it can aggravate the recently shaved skin.
Some shaving creams and gels come with hair growth reduction ingredients. Regular use will result to growing fine hair which is less visible and easier to shave.
When drying your skin, make sure to pat it dry instead of giving it an invigorating rub. The steps and tips above try to make the shaving experience as smooth as possible but there are some women with sensitive skin. Right after shaving, skin may still be sensitive and rubbing it vigorously will not help.
The steps mentioned above are very good at getting you a close shave as well as protecting your skin from irritation and blemishes.
Now that the secret to smoother legs is out, it’s about time to show off the best of yourself and flaunt it.
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