Leg shaving is a personal choice, and many women choose to shave less often during the winter months. We get it. We also want to make sure you feel at your best when those warmer days roll around. We’re here to help you learn how to shave your legs properly. Whether you’re debuting your legs for the first time since Thanksgiving or just haven’t shaved in a while, we’ve gathered some top shaving tips for women to give you soft, smooth legs you’ll want to keep all year.
Don’t dry shave.
You should never shave without some form of hydration. Dry shaving can lead to nicks, cuts, irritation and ingrown hairs. Do yourself a favor and soak in a warm shower or bath for two to three minutes before shaving. Warm water will soften the hairs and prep them for your razor – plus, it’s relaxing!
Use shaving cream for women.
Your lovely legs need moisture – especially after those cold, dry winter months. Shaving without gel can cause dry skin just like cold weather can. When you use a shaving cream for women, you give your legs necessary moisture, while giving your razor the glide it needs to get the job done smoothly and safely. There are a lot of shave gels to from which to choose. Have sensitive skin? Try using Satin Care Sensitive Skin Shave Gel to help give your skin a little more TLC.
Grab a women’s razor.
If you haven’t shaved in a while, it might be time to replace those blades. A sharp, clean razor is key to a close and comfortable shave. We believe the best razor for women is one designed for women. Venus® razors come with contouring blades made for your curves and a handle that fits your grip. For this task, we recommend choosing Venus Swirl. It’s designed with FLEXIBALL™ technology and a pivoting head to help you shave in all those tricky areas, like your ankles and knees. When you find the razor that suits you best, use short to medium strokes, depending on where you’re shaving. Rinse in between each stroke to help get as close and as safe a shave as possible. When you’re done, rinse off and pat yourself dry. Now, you’ve got legs you’ll want to show off!
Consider shaving all year.
Sure, you might save some time if you skip shaving all season, but shaving all year isn’t just about beauty. Shaving your legs frequently helps exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells. You also help make your shaving life easier by shaving more often since there are less hairs to shave. Ultimately, shaving your legs year-round can help promote healthy, smooth legs and make you feel like the best version of yourself.
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