Shaving your legs can bet a total pain with unfortunate effects like razor burn, ingrown hairs, and of course patches that were completely missed with the razor. However, did you know some of these issues occur because you are making certain mistakes when shaving your legs?
While there is no one specific way to shave your legs, you could be making some mistakes that are keeping your legs from being silky and smooth. Dry shaving is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when shaving your legs. It seems like common sense to use some kind of product on your legs, but some people will only use water and a razor. Don't do that, it will give you dry skin, can create rashes and will likely leave you with stubble on your legs.
Dry shaving my legs for the gym was a big mistake. My left leg looks like a cats scratching post lol— Roxy Felde (@roxy_felde) December 12, 2017
Forgetting to use a post-shave treatment for your legs is another mistake too many people make. Your skin needs a little TLC after the shaving process, and the best way to help with that is to rub lotion that targets itching, redness and dry skin on your wet legs. Unfortunately, this is one step most people don't think is important, even though it is vital to achieving smooth skin.
Shaving with water that is too hot can be especially bad for people with sensitive skin. It can make the skin irritable as the shaving process is happening. If your skin can be sensitive, then you should choose a cooler water temperature (not cold but more on the warm side, as opposed to hot).
Storing your razor or using it too long without changing the blade are both serious shaving mistakes that are continually being made. The later is a common one that most people know about but do not always follow. A dull blade does not achieve the desired results, and it is recommended that when using a disposable razor you change it every two weeks.
When it comes to storing your razor make sure it is not sitting in a puddle of water and is wiped down very well, and dried after you use it. Otherwise, rust can build up on it making it not as useful when you use it. Finally, make sure you are using the right amount of pressure when shaving. Pressing too hard can cause cuts, but using too little force will cause you to miss spots and leave hair sticking out where you don't want it.
Have you been making any of these shaving mistakes? Share your experiences with us in the comments!