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How to Shave your Legs Perfectly

How to Shave your Legs Perfectly

It is something many of us do all the time, but there is definitely a knack to making sure your legs are totally soft and smooth. We’re sharing how you can get perfectly shaved legs by exfoliating, using a great shave cream, preventing ingrown hairs with AHAs and BHAs and slowing hair growth with special lotions.

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From shaving rash to uncomfortable stubble, getting smooth legs isn’t as easy as it first sounds. If you want to keep your skin healthy whilst removing hair, these are the steps you need to try.

  1. Exfoliate First
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    Exfoliate First

    A lot of people are tempted to shave then exfoliate, but swap around the order and you’ll help prevent irritation and allow for a closer shave.

    By making sure you give your skin a good scrub before you get the razor out, you’ll also give the warm water time to soften your hairs too.

    We love: The First Aid Beauty Cleansing Body Polish with Active Charcoal. It is perfect for sensitive skin but helps to buff and deeply cleanse for soft, smooth skin.

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  2. Skip the Soap for Cream
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    Skip the Soap for Cream

    If you tend to just reach for your nearest shower gel for your shave, then you need to try borrowing from the boys and using a proper shave cream.

    Using a shaving balm, cream or oil will help nourish your skin and give the razor enough glide to prevent razor burn or nicks. Just use a body puff to lather up the cream for your legs.

    We love: The Geo. F. Trumper’s Shave Cream in Rose. It smells incredible, works for sensitive skin and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated.

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  3. Fight Ingrown Hairs with Acids
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    Fight Ingrown Hairs with Acids

    Ingrown hairs can be an unfortunate side effect of shaving, leaving red bumps that can be uncomfortable and even get infected.

    Keep legs soft and smooth with acids- BHAs and AHAs help to naturally exfoliate and prevent hairs becoming trapped.

    We love: The Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads. These use Salycilic and Gylcolic acid to exfoliate, whilst Witch Hazel and Lavender Oils sooth and calm. Just swipe over legs a day or 2 after shaving.

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  4. Slow Down Regrowth
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    Slow Down Regrowth

    The biggest concern for many people with shaving, is the fear that it will make hairs grow back thicker and darker.

    You can guarantee that isn’t the case with a body cream that helps to inhibit hair growth, letting you leave longer between shaves.

    We love: The DECLÉOR Post-Wax Double Action Anti-Hair Regrowth Gel. It feels like any other luxurious body cream, but works to soothe the skin and slow down hair growth with Clove Essential Oil.

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Laura

Laura

Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid