Shaving legs can sometimes be very tiresome and boring, but most often a woman in a hurry as soon as possible to end up with this obligation. As a result, often there are cuts that can be very painful, unpleasant but also very ugly look after.
A few things that you need to pay attention to shaving.
1. Shaving your legs as soon as you hop into the shower.
Understandably, you want to get your morning routine underway, but experts advise hanging out in the shower or bath for about 15 minutes before you start shaving — this will soften the hair and open up follicles. Any longer, though, and your skin will wrinkle and swell, making it harder to score a close shave.
2. Never shave your legs in the morning.
Legs slightly swelling while you sleep, it will help to hold the closed follicles long it will slow down the growth of hair.
3. Shaving “dry”
No matter how rushed never to do work. Rather, apply a moisturizer.
4. Using those single-blade disposable razors.
This is fine once in awhile, like if you’re staying in a hotel, but for every-day use it’s best to invest in a four- or five-blade razor. They provide the smoothest results, letting you navigate tricky areas like your knees and ankles. “Single-blade disposables are likelier to drag against the skin,” says cosmetic dermatologist Neal Schultz, M.D.
5. Not replacing your razor blade often enough.
You may have bought yourself a nice razor, but it won’t do you any good if you don’t change your blade at the first sign of dullness (usually, about five to 10 shaves). Old blades are not only ineffective, but more likely to cause bumps and redness and trap bacteria, which can potentially cause infections.