Ok this is embarrassing to ask but HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR LEGS NOT DO THIS. I’ve tried Nair, shaving with a disposable razor, shaving with an electric one, but they always look like this and it drives me nuts!! I want pretty smooth legs. ._.
*Sympathy.* I generally do not bother with shaving. Mostly because I cut myself with safety razors.
I’ve managed to stop cutting myself (actually, that’s why I started using the electric razor, which worked pretty good…but it just broke orz) so that’s not a problem anymore, but since I’m so pale and I have dark hair it’s hard to make stuff like this not visible. Although I’ve heard that’s a good combination for lazering your hair off so I’m tempted to do that if I ever get the money…
I really really really like skirts and stuff, too, so not shaving isn’t really an option. I mean, it IS but I don’t want to have hair when I do that. Particularly not in the summer, too hot.
Mine are the same and i mainly use Nair now-a-days… Or a fancy Venus razor with the lotion-y stuff around the blades xD still does it!!
We are cursed D;
I know I’m a guy, but here’s some tips to prevent this :)
First off, and this is very important, USE A NEW RAZOR AFTER EVERY THIRD SHAVE! This will stop razor burn, prevent possible scarring, reduces the risks of infection, and provide the smoothest finish, if you’re using disposable razors, then use them ONLY ONCE!
Top tip! For women especially, buy a mans razor, as this might sound daft, but they use higher quality blades which are sharper, and yet are far less likely to cut, as these are meant for tricky areas like the jaw line, and therefore are by design, meant to not cut the skin, and work great on not just facial hairs, but leg hairs as well.
Secondly, use very warm water to wet your legs or anywhere else you’re shaving, and if possible, leave your legs to soak in the water for at least 10 minutes before you start shaving, this will soften the hairs and make them easier to cut.
Then apply liberal amounts of good quality shaving cream, always do this, even if you can’t be bothered, you’ll thank yourself later.
Always shave in the direction that your hair grows, so if it grows downwards towards your feet, then shave in that direction, never go against the direction of your hair, even if it gives you a smoother finish, as this will cause spots and ingrown hairs, which look nasty and feel even worse.
Once you’ve finished shaving, wash your legs down with fresh very warm water, and then quickly splash them with very cold water, as this will close the pores up in your skin and prevent spots and blackheads.
Afterwards, use lots of skin lotion and apply it once every 2 to 3 days after shaving, as this will stop your skin from drying out and feeling horrible and also helps to reduce that itchy feeling you get after shaving.
Shave regularly so instead of leaving it weeks or even months before shaving again, do it at least once a week, this will take less time overall, and makes it less likely you’ll suffer spots.
Also, I know it’s tempting, but don’t rub your legs dry, rather, pat them dry and try to leave them exposed to air for at least an hour afterwards, as covering them up straight after shaving causes your skin to sweat, which opens up the pores, and increases the chance of spots or ingrown hairs.
These tips work for everywhere you can possibly want to shave, and is applicable to both men and women, I used to suffer badly with spots and whatnot on my face before I started doing some of these tips, but I don’t suffer them nearly as bad now, if at all most times.
Dude, this is SUPER HELPFUL, thank you! I’m going to go find some lotion and put it on my legs right away. XD