Shaving legs: tips & tricks - Finally, wonderfully smooth legs
As soon as the weather allows you to show a little more leg, half the world reaches for the razor. With the dream of achieving silky smooth legs and radiant skin.
But despite the fact that so many are doing it, getting the right shave is a science in itself that very few have mastered.
The reality often looks like this: cuts on the knees and ankles, itching, razor bumps and irritated skin.
So: what's the best way to shave your legs?
Don't worry, we all struggle with these typical shaving problems. But we have a few simple tips and tricks for you that will bring you closer to your dream of perfect, velvety legs
Before you shave: Prevent strawberry legs and ingrown hairs
Would you like to shave your legs quickly, comfortably and particularly effectively? Then the most important steps begin before you even pick up the razor!
Regular exfoliation is essential if you want smooth, even skin.
The peeling removes dead skin and cornifications that clog your pores. This way you avoid ingrown hairs and the classic "strawberry legs".
But be careful: peeling can put a lot of stress on the skin. Therefore, it is gentler if you use it the day before you shave, so that your skin can recover in the meantime.
- Warm water
Jump straight into the shower and go? Please do not! Shaving is easiest and most comfortable if you allow yourself 5 minutes in the warm shower beforehand.
The warm water will open your pores and allow a gentler shave.
- Foam, gel or oil
Shaving your legs dry usually ends up automatically in extremely irritated skin. Unless your skin is really tough and insensitive. You can prevent skin irritation by using shaving foam, shaving gel or even oil - normal shower gel also works well, the main thing is that it "slips"!
While shaving: what's the best way to shave my legs?
Once you've properly prepared your skin for the shave, it can get to the heart of the matter.
But what is important when it comes to shaving properly?
- The right razor & sharp blades
You have a ton of choices: the blunt thing you've been using for eight years, a murderous safety razor you've cut yourself with so many times, or maybe finally a new razor? But which one?
There are a lot of razors that you can easily swap out the heads. This is useful because you can change your razor blades so quickly and easily. Because one sharp razor blade is the alpha and omega! It is recommended that you change your blade every two to six weeks. With conventional razors from the drugstore, however, this is a major environmental burden when millions of people throw away their razor heads every few weeks.
The Shavent Zero Waste razor In contrast, it is not only free of plastic and rubber, it also uses inexpensive standard razor blades for replacement, without any plastic. So you can treat your skin to new, sharp blades more often without a guilty conscience. Because we think great, smooth legs and well-groomed skin can also be done without harming the planet!
A swivel head that adapts to the curves and curves of your legs ensures that you don't cut yourself as easily as with a classic safety razor whose head is fixed.
- Which direction do I have to shave my legs in?
This is where opinions differ and you will hear a lot of different opinions about it. It's best to try out what is most comfortable for you. Basically: Shaving in the direction of growth is gentler and gentler, but a few stubble can remain. Shaving against the direction of growth is more irritating to your skin, but the result is more thorough.
If your hair is particularly long, we recommend shaving with the direction of growth first to remove the coarsest.
For a closer shave, you can then shave against the direction of growth and then again in the direction of growth. This will give you wonderfully smooth legs without overly straining your skin.
While shaving, you should keep your razor under running water or swirl it in a bowl with water that is as warm as possible to rinse out hair and foam!
After the shave: care, protect, enjoy
Done! Are your legs free of hair, as smooth as a mirror, and you haven't cut yourself? Then only the last few steps are missing to keep your skin so nice and soft.
- Cold water
Immediately after shaving, you can hold your legs under cold water to close pores and prevent skin irritation. Basically, switching from warm to cold water is great for blood circulation and firming your skin!
- Creaming, creaming, creaming!
No matter how gently and carefully you shave, hair removal puts a strain on your skin. To calm them down and disinfect them, you should rub them with either an aftershave lotion or your favorite body lotion after shaving. You should make sure that it is not overly perfumed, as this can irritate especially sensitive skin.
In addition: Avoid direct sun and very tight pants right after shaving! The skin is delicate and should have time to calm down before exposure to direct radiation or friction.
Conclusion: a lot of tips! But your legs will thank you.
Think of the feeling of slipping into a freshly made bed with velvety, smoothly shaved legs - and all of this without having to cause a massacre in the shower or annoying itching! With these tips you can be sure of this feeling after every leg shave!