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Although shaving is probably the worst way to get rid of your hair, it’s also convenient because of so many factors including time and money as well as pain for some people. Some people can’t actually tolerate waxing, and so they stick to shaving. But whatever your reason for shaving is, you know very well how annoying it is when you get the 2nd day prickles on your legs. So here are some simple tips on how to get the perfect shave.
Start off by exfoliating your body. Use a gentle body exfoliator, and use your fingers to massage into your skin in circular motions. Pay special attention to dry areas of your body such as your feet, elbows and knees. Exfoliating will get rid of dead skin cells, giving you the healthy and glowing skin that is underneath.
Use a good shave gel. If your skin is sensitive and gets cut or irritated easily from shaving, I would suggest using a thick shave gel, and staying away from using body washes as shave gels. Apply a thick coat of shave gel onto your leg, or whatever part you’re shaving.
Now before you go on and start shaving, you need to have a good tool. By having a good tool I mean having a good razor. Please, don’t cheap out on razors and get the twelve pack for $1.99. You’ll only do damage to yourself in the end. Try Gillette’s Venus razors- they’re very gentle on your skin so you never get any cuts, and they also give you that close, perfect shave.
One very important thing to remember about razors though, is that you shouldn’t use them more than three times. The blade gets dulls and hair follicles as well as dead skin cells get trapped between the blades. If you continue using an old razor, you’ll most likely get irritated.
To get the closest shave possible for the smoothest legs, shave in the opposite direction that your hair grows. This will ensure that you get all the hairs, and you get them as close as possible.
After you have finished shaving, rinse off with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry. It’s very important not to rub your skin vigorously because you can irritate the skin, especially after shaving.