Sure, you’ve been shaving for a while – or perhaps you’re just starting. Either way, we are here to share some top tips on how to shave your legs for the ultimate smooth results. Take our test to see if your shaving routine is up to snuff.
Are you prone to dry shaving?
If you shave without shaving cream or water, then you’ve committed the act of dry shaving. Dry shaving, although quick, is likely to cause irritation. It can also wear out your razor faster. It’s better to soak your body in warm water for two to three minutes before shaving to hydrate your skin. This will soften the hairs for a better and easier shave.
Do you use shaving cream for women?
Using shaving cream is key to protecting your skin and helps your razor glide more effortlessly for a smoother shave. Venus® with Olay UltraMoisture has an advanced formula that helps to soothe and moisturize the skin. Plus, it adds a layer of protection and leaves traces as you shave to help prevent you from missing spots.
Do you use a clean, sharp razor?
For a clean, close shave, you should replace your razor blades at the first sign of dullness. The timing depends on your razor, where you shave, and how often you do it. There is no hard and fast rule here. Just keep an eye out if you don’t feel like you are getting as great of a shave as you once did. We believe the best razor for women is one that fits your curves and lifestyle, which is why Venus razors are designed for women. You can find the perfect Venus razor for you by clicking here.
Do you shave against the grain?
This is a trick question. You should start by shaving your legs in the direction of hair growth to shorten the hairs, then shave against the grain for extra closeness. This process will help you get the most out of your razor, so you can enjoy touchably smooth legs.
Do you moisturize after you shave?
When you finish shaving any part of your body, you should follow it up with body lotion or oil. The type of lotion is up to you – pick one that helps make you feel your best! Moisturizing your skin after a shave will help protect from dryness and irritation.
Do you get ingrown hairs or shaving rash?
Some people have sensitive skin that is prone to getting ingrown hairs or razor bumps. But, your skin can also become irritated if you are shaving incorrectly. When shaving sensitive skin, choose a razor and shaving cream designed for that purpose. If your skin needs some extra TLC, we recommend using Venus Embrace Sensitive razor and Satin Care Sensitive Shave Gel. Otherwise, make sure to wet your skin and use shaving cream and a sharp razor to help prevent skin irritation.
How’d you do? Are you a shaving queen? Shaving is a totally personal choice, so whatever you do, make sure it makes you feel like the best possible version of yourself. Learn more about hair-removal methods below: