A close shave! Photo by Cyle Suesz; Staz Lindes/Request Models

Have you been shaving your legs wrong? Check out these big beauty mistakes we have all made.

1. Shaving your legs as soon as you hop into the shower.

We know you want you want to get in and out as fast as possible but experts advise hanging out in the shower or bath for about 15 minutes before you start shaving, because this will soften the hair and open up follicles. Any longer, though, and your skin will wrinkle and swell, it will be too had to get them shaved properly.

2. Not lathering up

This is bad, yeah you may be in a hurry but you should never do a dry shave. The lather makes it easier to shave, like a lubricant so it will shave smoothly. If you have run out or gel/foam use conditioner as soap isn’t thick enough.

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3. Using a mans razor

Yeah we have all done it. But a study shows that they aren’t that great. A test showed that the razors designed for women are made to work with the shape of your legs.

4. Using one long stroke to shave

We all do or have done this. Keep your movements short and sweet.
It actually works best to shave in smaller strokes without pushing too hard. If you feel the need to push hard to get a closer shave, then it’s probably time to switch your blade. If you don’t you face shaving rashes and nicks.

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Leo really needs to change his blade more often….

5. Shaving first thing in the morning

Shaving at night will leave your legs smoother. As you sleep, your legs swell a Little which can make hair retreat back into its follicles.

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This entry was published on November 3, 2014 at 10:03 am. It’s filed under basics, Beauty, Beauty Products, Hair, Health, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “A close shave! Photo by Cyle Suesz; Staz Lindes/Request Models

  1. Reblogged this on Funky Frugal and commented:

    Are you shaving your legs wrong?

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