With the temperature steadily rising, it’s about time to bring out those gorgeous gams. That means you’ll need to break out the shaving kit more often than you did all winter. While it’s been said that there isn’t exactly a right way to Shave Your Legs, we’re not quite sure we agree. For the closest shave yet, keep these tips in mind:
You Must Exfoliate Your Skin Before Shaving
This helps to get rid of dead skin cells that could clog up your razor. It also works to prevent a too-close shave, which can lead to cuts or razor burn. You can use a mild scrub or an everyday exfoliant.
Shaving Cream Makes a Big Difference
Ditch your soap, and stick to a shave cream (or a bit of hair conditioner if you’re in a pinch). Soap dries out your skin, while conditioner or a cream-based product helps to provide moisture, which makes for a smooth shave.
Your Skin Needs Major TLC Post-Shave
After shaving, it’s best to avoid a washcloth or a loofah, as the tugging at newly shaven skin can cause major irritation and can even lead to redness and bumps.
Not All Shaving Creams Are Equal
Like any beauty product, different shaving creams are designed for different kinds of skin. If your skin is dry and irritable, then stay away from products that contain alcohol or fragrance.
It’s Best to End Your Shower with a Shave
The heat and steam from your shower help to soften your hair and open up your pores. This makes shaving much easier at the end of your shower.