You don’t want to describe your legs as red, bumpy and rough. If you are the ones whose shave you will be able to relate to what I am saying, you are used to the ingrown hair – feels like Mother Nature is playing some nasty games. Well, there some really wrong shaving mistakes we all do knowingly or unknowingly. It is time to drop these shaving habits immediately.
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Using a Foaming Cream
Foaming shaving creams cause bumps, irritation and ingrown. Foam has many air bubbles in it, which does not really protect your skin. So, if you are using shaving foam cream swap it right away with a shaving gel. Gel forms a film on your skin and protects it; also soften the hair for easy shaving.
Not Using The Right Amount of Gel
If you use too much gel the razor only removes in the first go and then touches the skin; and if you use too little the razor comes in direct contact with your skin. The key is to apply a thin layer on your skin and let it sit for five minutes. This will soften the skin and hair and make shaving a breeze.
Not Changing The Blade
Your razor usually comes with a strip above the blade which protects your skin. These blades get blunt after 3-4 uses. It’s always good to change the blade of the razor as soon as its blunt or the strip comes off. Blunt razors cause bumps and in growths and I am sure you don’t want that.
Dry and flaky skin makes shaving difficult. The rougher your skin the tougher shaving gets. It’s best to exfoliate every once in a while. This makes your skin smooth and also makes shaving easier. Also remember to exfoliate gently, as being rough, causes irritation and worsens the shaving process.
Moisturize Your Skin Everyday
Dry is more prone to redness, bumps and irritation than moisturized skin. To avoid this use a lotion or body oil. This till keeps your skin hydrated and will make shaving less painful. You can moisturize your skin after a bath, for smooth and irritation free skin.