Beauty How-to: Shave Your Legs

Shaving is a daunting task: here, take this razor blade and rub it against your skin a couple of times to slice off the hair right where it meets your skin. We have answered all of your most pertinent shaving questions from “do I shave wet or dry,” to “Is shaving cream really better than soap?”Shave While Wet:
Shaving in the shower always gives you a closer shave. Wet and dry razors are available, but water-compatible models work best..

Use Warm or Hot Water:
Warm or hot water helps open your pores. Allow your legs to soak in the water for a few minutes before you start to shave.

Lather Your Legs:
Using a shaving cream specially formulated for women, lather up your legs. Make sure the shaving cream is lathered thick on your legs to ensure that your skin does not dry out.

Do Not Use Soap:
If you do not have shaving cream available, take a quick trip to the store. Using soap to shave your legs will make your skin dry and scaly.

Go Against the Hair Growth:
If you shave against the direction that your hair grows, you will get a closer shave. This is what causes razor burn. If you experience razor burn, shave in the direction of hair growth. You will not have as close a shave, but you will avoid ugly red bumps.

Rinse Your Razor:
As you shave, be sure to rinse your razor often. Rinsing your razor rids it of excess hair and soap. Leaving this debris on your razor can cause it to skip, potentially cutting you.

Keep Your Razor Straight:
Look at the blades on your razor. As long as the blades go horizontal against your skin, they will cut hair. If you flip your razor vertical, the razor blades can cut your skin. Be cautious and keep your razor straight to avoid getting sliced.

Rinse and Moisturize
Make sure to fully rinse your legs off. Pat dry with a towel, then moisturize while your skin is still damp. You now have luscious, silky smooth legs.

Don’t Share Razors
Don’t share razors with other people. Hepatitis B and other diseases can be spread through sharing contaminated razors.