How to get red carpet-worthy legs
When it comes to preparing for a big event or simply feeling confident and put-together on a daily basis, having smooth, flawless legs can be an essential part of your getting-ready ritual.
And while there are plenty of beauty treatments and products out there to help you achieve that goal, one of the most tried-and-true methods is simply shaving.
Of course, not all shaves are created equal, and there are a few tips and tricks you should keep in mind to get the best possible results.
Here's how to get red carpet-worthy legs and that perfect camera-ready shave, courtesy of Make My Shave:
Tip #1: Prep Your Skin
Before you even pick up a razor, it's important to prep your skin properly.
This means exfoliating in the shower to remove any dead skin cells and debris, which can clog your female razor and cause irritation.
You can use a physical exfoliant like a body scrub, loofah and soap set or opt for exfoliating body wash.
Not all razors are created equal, and using the wrong one can lead to nicks, cuts, and irritation — which is not what you want for your leg debut!
When it comes to getting the best possible shave, it's important to invest in a high-quality female razor that's specifically designed for women's needs.
Look for one with multiple blades and a pivoting head, which will help to hug your curves and get a close, comfortable shave.
You may also want to consider a razor subscription service like Make My Shave. By joining their female-first subscription service you get fresh blades to your door on a regular basis. This ensures that you always have a sharp, effective women's razor on hand.
Using a good quality shaving cream, gel or eco-friendly shave bar helps you achieve a smooth, nick-free shave. Not only does it help to lubricate your skin and prevent irritation, but it also helps to lift your hair follicles up off your skin so that your razor can get as close to the root as possible.
However, if you have a razor with a lubricating head, it can enhance the shave and reduce the amount of shaving cream you need.
When selecting a shaving cream, gel or shave bar, look for one that's specifically designed for women's shaving needs, as these products are formulated to be gentle on your skin. (Naturally, we recommend the eco-friendly option first).
Apply the cream or gel liberally to your legs before you begin shaving, making sure to cover all areas evenly. This will help to ensure that your razor glides smoothly over your skin and doesn't miss any hairs.
Tip #4: Shave with or Against the Grain
When it comes to shaving your legs, one of the biggest debates is whether to shave with the grain (in the direction that your hair grows) or against the grain (in the opposite direction).
There are pros and cons to both methods, and the best choice will depend on your skin type, hair thickness, and personal preference.
Shaving with the grain is generally considered the safer option, as it's less likely to cause irritation or razor burn. By following the natural direction of your hair growth, you can get a close shave without risking damage to your skin. This method can also be less likely to result in ingrown hairs, as it reduces the risk of hair getting trapped under the surface of the skin. However, it may not give you the closest shave.
Shaving against the grain, on the other hand, can give you a closer, smoother shave in less time. By cutting the hair follicle closer to the root, you can achieve a smoother finish that lasts longer. However, this method can also increase the risk of irritation, razor burn, and ingrown hair, particularly if you have sensitive skin.
Ultimately, the choice of whether to shave with or against the grain will depend on your individual skin and hair type.
It may be best to stick to shaving with the grain if you have sensitive skin or are prone to razor burn or ingrown hairs. If you prefer a closer shave and don't experience much irritation, you may find that shaving against the grain works better for you.
Whatever you choose, be sure to use a sharp, high-quality women's razor and plenty of shaving cream or gel to help minimise the risk of irritation and achieve the best possible results.
After you've finished shaving, it's essential to give your skin some TLC with a soothing lotion or oil. This will help to replenish your skin's moisture and reduce the risk of irritation or dryness.
Look for a lotion that's specifically designed for after-shave use, and apply it liberally to your red carpet-worthy legs.
By following these tips and using a women's razor subscription service like Make My Shave, you can get red carpet-worthy legs with ease.
So go ahead… show off those gorgeous gams with confidence!
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