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How to Shave Legs and avoid getting Razor Bumps

Updated on August 10, 2012

STEP 1: DON'T RUSH IT BABY. :)

Time is Gold they say but when it comes to shaving girl you need to allot time for it. ;) A 10 minute shave will not do you good. This will only give you razor bumps or burns that can lead to scarring. Trust me girl, I've been there and done that. Things will only get messy if you rush it. Give it space on your schedule. Remember, you need to give it some TLC and legs will e sexayy in no time! :>

STEP 2: EXFOLIATE YOUR LEGS!

You need to exfoliate your legs before shaving and get that dead skin cells off of you. In that way, there will be no dirt that hinders the pores. So when you shave you can get a close shave and avoid having ingrown hairs. :)

STEP 3: USE A SHAVING CREAM

Your legs are very sensitive honey and whether you like it or not you need to spend some money to take care of them. DO NOT ever use soap when shaving. This does not give you a close shave but instead will only give you ingrown hair that leads to razor bumps! It can get itchy like hell when the hair grows and it can only lead to a painful experience. If you have no shaving cream as of the moment you can use any brand of conditioner to use. It's effective and cost efficient too. :)

STEP 4: SHAVING PROPERLY

Shave towards the growth of the hair. This will lessen the chances of getting nicks and burns. If you did not get all of the hair you can now shave against the growth of the hair. Be careful not to go over the same place too many times as it will cause friction that again leads to those nasty little bumps. Another tip is DON'T apply too much pressure on it. Gentle strokes can also get the hairs off your legs honey. :) Also find a razor that works well with your skin. This time you really need to experiment as some girls tend to go with 2 blades while the others like the multiple blade razors. As for me, I've fitted best with the multiple blade razors. :)

STEP 5: AFTERCARE

After you're done shaving do not use a loofah or exfoliate your body again. The act of shaving has already exfoliated your skin and rubbing your legs further can cause serious irritation. Use a non-scented lotion. Avoid those lotions with AHA's because it is an irritant to freshly shaved skin. :) If your legs started to itch, do not itch it! This can lead to dark spots on your skin. You can apply aloe vera or tea tree oil to soothe your legs. Good luck girls and happy shaving! :)

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    • Klingonkorra profile image

      Klingonkorra 4 years ago

      I HATE SHAVING MY LEGS!

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      ofloveandbeauty 4 years ago

      Yes it's truly a hassle. If you don't like shaving you could try waxing instead. ;)

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