It’s true that for many of us our legs have gone into hibernation after their summer exposure and it’s far too chilly outside to wear anything less than a pair of 100 denier tights. But eventually, you might think it’s time to bite the bullet and reach for the razor. But how can you make this boring, laborious task a little more rewarding? Are you sure you’re doing it right? We ladies don’t get a crash course in shaving like our male counterparts, we usually pick up a razor and hope for the best…so what is the easiest way to remove hair and what other things should you be doing?
Well, read on for 6 ways you can up your shaving game.
Yep! When we think of exfoliating, we usually think of our faces and the top of our bodies. I don’t know about you, but the only time I exfoliate my legs is when I’m reaching for the fake tan. But exfoliating your legs before you pick up that razor will actually give you a much closer shave and make the end result much smoother. Exfoliating will get rid of all those nasty dead skin cells which clog up your razor, make them blunter and pretty much useless.
Why not try something else
We’re all told that we need to be smooth and hairless and the only way to achieve that is with hair removal cream that smells like a secondary school science experiment or with pretty pink razors sold to us by beautiful women, walking on the beach. If you hate shaving then don’t be afraid to try something new. Have a look at waxing or threading at your local salon – the results last much longer anyway!
We’re all becoming much more aware of our impact on the planet, so those disposable razors you’re supposed to bin after every third use, might not be helping the matter. Why not look for a more sustainable option? Search eco-friendly shaving and invest in something that will last a long time and help save the planet too!
The miracle of hair conditioner
I remember reading this tip in a teen magazine as a kid and so many of my grown-up friends have never heard of it! If you slather a little hair conditioner on your legs before you shave, then the razor with glide effortlessly and your legs will be super smooth! Try it!
Bend your knees
You can shave and shave and shave but as soon as you’re sat down you’ll notice those pesky little patella hairs! They’re infuriating, aren’t they? If you want a more thorough shave then bend your knees in the bath when you shave those knees!
What about those dark patches?
Some people think that dark patches after shaving your armpits are unsightly and really annoying. If they bother you, don’t worry, you can reduce the issue with some natural ingredients. Rubbing lemon juice, potato slices or cucumber slices in those troublesome areas will help!
What are your top tips for shaving?