Shaving your legs seems like a very simple task. However, if you want gorgeous legs, it is important to shave them correctly. Let’s face it, you don’t want stubble or razor bumps to appear. You want beautiful and flawless legs. Here are 4 things you shouldn’t do, when shaving:
Never Shave First Thing In The Morning
Before shaving in the morning, wait at least 15 minutes. Another option is to shave at night. Shaving at night, will leave your legs soft and smoother. When you are asleep, your legs swell slightly. This helps make the hair retreat back into its follicles.
Never Use Single-Blade Disposable Razors
It is best to purchase a multiple-blade disposable razor. They make the skin smoother than single-blades. They also allow you to navigate areas, such as your knees and ankles.
Never Shave In The Opposite Direction of Hair Growth
Always shave in the direction your hair grows. The hair usually grows down the leg. It is best to not shave upward, especially, if you have sensitive skin. Shaving upward, will cause irritation, nicks, and cuts. It is safer to shave upwards when your hairs are short. It is also safer if the skin is warm and moist.
Never Go Without Treating Or Preventing Razor Burns
Shaving can, sometimes, result in razor burn or ingrown hair. If not treated, it can turn into long-term scars. To remove ingrown hair, use an exfoliating body scrub twice a week. This removes all the dead cells and prevent a close shave. To treat burns, apply a warm compress on the affected area. Apply lotion to soften the hair and to prevent infections.
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