You’ve finally arrived. You are the consummate professional. You’ve got the power suit, the flawless makeup, the leather clutch, the Prada heels, and the silk stockings and under it all, you’ve got….nicks and cuts all over your legs.
Sure, you’ve got data analytics down to a science, but when it comes to shaving your legs, you’re clueless. If you’re a professional genius, but you still don’t know how to handle a razor, this articles may provide you with the facts you need, but were too embarrassed to ask.
How To Shave
A great shave should always start with a nice shower of bath. Soaking skin in warm water for a few minutes will make the hairs softer and guarantee a closer shave.
While you’re in that bath or shower, make sure to apply a good shave gel. That will help keep your hair hydrated while making sure the razor will glide smoothly over your skin. This will lessen your chance of painful nicks and cuts and will also reduce the likelihood of shaving rash and razor bumps popping up.
Now you’re ready for the razor. Always use a gentle touch with long strokes. The direction of the razor will differ with each body part:
- Legs Shave; from ankles up
- Underarms Shave; from all angles, as hair here may grow in different directions.
- Bikini Area Shave; first in the direction of the hair growth, in an inward stroke, and then reverse directions for an extra close shave.
- After shaving; rinse and air dry razor.
Your hair removal process should end by applying your favorite moisturizer. This will keep your skin healthy, smooth, and hydrated.
- 5-Bladed Razor
A five bladed razor will give you a close shave. Remember, the more blades, the more hairs get cut. Many products on the market feature a protective moisture ribbon that helps to give an easy glide and reduces the risk of nicks and cuts.
- Built In Lather
Recently, products have become available with moisture lathering bars. These soap up produce a refreshing scent when you shave, cutting out the need for an extra shave prep.
- Refillable Razors
If you don’t mind a little elbow grease, you can save money by using a refillable razor. This means you only have to replace the carts when they get dull and can reuse the handle.
- Disposable Razors
If you still prefer to use ’em and toss ’em, disposable razors are always an option. They’re great for travel or stashing in your gym bag for easy use.
- Removing Facial Hair
There’s nothing wrong with shaving fail hair, although most women prefer methods that allow for more control, especially around the eyebrows and upper lip. More popular methods are waxing and tweezing.
- The Tough Spots
For ladies who are looking for a shave in those tricky, curvy spots, look for a high-quality razor designed to fit those curves. Apply as much shave gel as your skin can soak up and be gentle for a smooth shave.
The Knee of Above
Survey says…totally up to you. Forget the myth about shaving making hair grow back darker and thicker, just do what feels right!
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