Friday, January 23, 2009

Do you shave your legs?

Do you shave your legs? Some woman shave their legs as a part of grooming regimen. I haven't tried it yet but I think it'll give us smooth legs and silky skin. I'ts not easy to do by yourself but there is a ways on how to do it correctly. So make sure you follow the steps or else you will end up with little cute and dry legs.

Here's the right step :

Prepare the skin of your legs for shaving by soaking the legs in warm water. The best time to shave the legs would be after spending some time in the tub or after a long shower. Getting the legs soaked softens and relaxes the hair, which will make it easier for the razor to glide through and help you avoid getting your skin nicked.

Do not dry your legs before shaving. Just get your razor and do your work right after you step out of the bath or the shower. Shaving the legs while the skin is still soft and wet greatly aids the hair�s removal.

To keep the razor gliding smoothly across your skin and to keep the individual hair strands up to make shaving easier, lather your legs first before you apply the razor. Use shaving cream or shaving gel. Soap works just as fine, too.

Use gentle strokes that go on the direction opposite the hair�s growth. Take a number of passes over the skin to get all the hair off, but apply only minimal pressure on your skin to avoid nicking and irritation.

Be careful in shaving areas with uneven skin, like the ankles and the knees, and also on scabs, if you have any.

If you are having trouble shaving some areas, make the hair strands rise by pulling tightly at your skin.

When you are done shaving your legs, rinse your legs off carefully to remove the residue of shaving cream or gel or soap that you used, as well as the bits of hair that were shaven off.

Pat your skin dry and apply lotion or moisturizer to keep your skin smooth and to avoid flaking. Also, if you find that you have missed a spot, touch it up at once.


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