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How to Shave Your Legs Safely and Healthily

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For some people, being beautiful means that their body should be free from hair in certain areas. And if you are one of these people, knowing about how to shave your legs should be a necessary skill that you have to master. However, despite a common thing to do either weekly or monthly, there are a number of people who do not know how to shave their legs properly. Without having a proper approach, you might end up hurting your legs using the razor or left your legs with hair stubble because of not cleaning the razor well or replacing after each use. So, what is the safest and healthiest way to shave your legs?

Checking your Razor is the Most Important Requirement on How to Shave Your Legs   

Before you use the razor, you need to make sure that it is new and not used. Please do not use the razor that you find in the bathroom unless you know that it is yours and it does not have any rusty areas on the blade. If you find a rusty area, do not even think about using it. It might hurt your legs if you keep using it.

Shaving it at Night is the Next Important Knowledge about how to Shave Your Legs

Many people think that early morning is the best time to shave their legs because they think that it is like cleaning their body before starting their activity for the day. However, if you shave at night before you sleep, you will get a smooth feeling on your legs when you wake up in the morning. This is because your legs tend to swell only slightly when you are sleeping at night, which in turn will help your leg hair to retreat to its follicles.

Never Think about Shaving your Legs Dry!

When people are on the rush, but they want to make their legs look clean, they tend to shave their legs dry. Using only a razor without anything else to lather up, they quickly shave their legs hoping that they get the best, fast, and cleanest result. Yet, most of these cases end in women hurting their legs with a razor because the blade of the razor cannot smoothly glide on the skin. The lack of moisture, that should be there when shaving, might cause the razor to make some cuts into the skin.

Use Hot Water when Shaving, but do not be Too Long!

Cleaning your legs before shaving is always recommended, and hot water is the best way to do it. The hot water will make the skin of your legs relax while you are shaving it, which will make shaving easier. However, do not be too long in exposing your skin to the hot water. Soaking your legs for about one or two minutes is enough. If you soak your legs for more than two minutes, the follicles might start to swell and this might cause harm to the skin when shaving.

Have a clean and healthy shave, everyone!

Valerie Stitt lives in New York as a professional freelance writer, blogger, and content marketer. Follow Valerie on her health blog, Halfmile Fitness