How To Shave Your Legs
Welcome to the Shave Essentials Blog for another quick, easy, and informative guide on even the most seemingly simple tasks in life - shaving!
In this article, we'll discuss How To Shave Your Legs. Whether it's the first time you are shaving your legs as a young woman, or you want to brush up on your knowledge on how to achieve the best possible shave, we've got you covered with the latest trends and tips.
1: Hydration Is Key
Having smooth skin before shaving is essential because it allows the razor to cut the hair effortlessly. If you don't want to end up with nasty razor burns, cuts, or irritations, then make sure you hydrate your legs with a warm shower or bath. Doing so will make the hair follicles softer and easier to shave!
Keeping on top of your moisturizing routine will also help this, so when you are due for another shave, your legs will already be soft and smooth.
2: The Right Razor
A good razor makes all the difference when it comes to smoothly shaved legs. A sharp razor is important - never use a dull blade as this can increase the risk of irritation (both visually and physically), and it will take you much longer to get the perfect shave.
Remember, you only need to replace the razor cartridge, not the whole razor itself - unless you're due for a new one. Make sure you purchase a high-quality razor handle and razor cartridges to stock up on.
3: Lather It Up
We always recommend lathering up your legs with shave cream, soap or shaving gel to create an ideal base for your razor to glide on. This product will help nourish your legs with moisture, preventing that dry, irritated feeling after a shave. A thick lather will also help you notice the areas you have or haven't shaved yet as a visual guide.
4: Slow, Long, & Steady
Rushing a shave will increase the chances of nicking your skin, and we never want that!
Ensure you use the razor slowly across your legs in long and steady gliding movements.
If the razor head is sharp and high-quality, there shouldn't be any need to press hard with it - simply let the blades do the work for you.
Remember to shave against the growing direction of your hair (upwards, from your feet to hips) for a clean cut. However, the direction and technique in how you shave your legs may depend on your preferences and hair/skin type, so be sure to experiment and figure out what works best for you!
5: Take Care
Our final tip for you is to be cautious when shaving around the bony areas of your legs, such as the knees and ankles. The angles can be a little strange for a first-timer, but as long as you are slow and careful, you shouldn't get any adverse results.
Over time, you will learn to adjust to these particular areas - for example, bending your knee when shaving them to create tauter skin to shave against.
Finally, once you're satisfied with your shave, don't forget to rinse your legs, pat them dry with a towel, and moisturize - then you can show them off with confidence!