Since puberty, I have been plagued with hairy legs. Iâ€™m not Chewbacca hairy but I do have to shave my legs every single day. New growth and stubble are not an option that I care to explore. Itâ€™s a lot of upkeep but, as we all know, beauty is pain.
Those who donâ€™t adhere to that philosophy and are hairy will remain hairy. Those of you who are not hairy, you are so lucky and I am jealous of your absence of the need to have to shave like it’s your job. But if you are my sister in hairiness, maybe I can help.
Here are a few tips on how to keep your legs free of stubble when shaving:
- Stop your blade from dulling; exfoliate your skin 24â€“hours before shaving. Believe me, I learned the hard way that using a sea salt scrub and then shaving is a no-no. It burned (think salt in a wound) and then it left me with a nasty rash (think razor burn). It was not pretty.
- Use hot water on your legs to help soften hair fibers and to plump hair follicles so that hair stands up straighter and it becomes easier to get a closer, more effective, shave
- Always use shaving cream when shaving. Soap bubbles, or plain water are not a substitute and your legs will pay the price.
- Rinse your legs in cool water to help close the pores back up.
- After shaving, do not go straight for the heavy moisturizer. It will clog your pores and hair follicles. Let your legs dry naturally and if you have any irritation, a little hydrocortisone can go a long way in your efforts to reduce the irritation.
What are your tricks for great looking gams that are silky smooth to the touch?
Â Photo Source: George Schon