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10 Tips for a Smooth Shave

Shaving the legs can indeed be a chore for women, and often a painful one if you are not careful. Read the 10 tips for a smooth and satisfying shave.

1.    Prepare your skin before a shave. Shower first, allowing your skin to soften first, and then apply shaving product on your skin, and let it sit for a few minutes before starting the shave.

2.     Use new blades or razors.

3.    Shave with the grain of the hair. Shaving against the grain of hair growth can lead to ingrown hairs, which can lead to infection.

4.    Use a light touch with the razor, and never stretch the skin while shaving.

5.    Folliculitis is the infection of hair follicles. They are common in areas that are irritated by shaving. If you are prone to folliculitis, use electric razors instead of razor blades, keep your skin clean, and avoid clothes that constantly rub against the skin, which can irritate the skin.

6.    If you have curly hair, your hair has a tendency to curl back into the skin, resulting in ingrown hairs. You will need to take extra care while shaving if you have curly hair.

7.    Shaving does not cause your hair to become thicker or grow faster. This is a myth.

8.    If you are out of shaving cream, you can use hair conditioners or body cleansers in a pinch. Both of these products will help to soften the hairs on your skin.

9.    If you have sensitive skin, try using fragrance free shaving creams to reduce chemical irritation. Solutions that use emollients are also recommended.

10.    Keep your skin soft. Remember to apply a moisturizer after shaving. It will keep your skin feeling soft.