Shaving 101: 5 Tips You Must Know When Shaving Your Legs

Legs in the sun

Tips to help you whilst shaving to get your legs feeling smooth, non-irritant and looking good!


If you want your legs to be extra smooth after you leave the shower. Exfoliate!

Exfoliating before and after you shave your legs leaves your skin feeling like a baby’s butt once you’re done; it helps to get rid of the dead skin cells and unclogs pores .

I recommend using an exfoliating glove to exfoliate.
It is more effective at doing the job than a wash sponge/cloth; making your skin look healthy. Click here and get yourself some exfoliating gloves.

Sharp Razor

Having a sharp razor makes the job easier! It may sound intimidating but having a sharp razor is safer than having a dull razor. When you have a sharp razor, it helps get rid of hair without having the need to press hard on skin preventing you from cutting yourself.

Pressing hard on your skin can also contribute to the appearance of your skin. If you want to avoid dimples and nicks on skin I suggest using a sharp razor. If you find that you’re razor is becoming dull, you may want to replace it.

Shaving Gel

When you shave your legs you may not think shaving gel is not needed for many reasons.

As a young teenager that had just started to shaving her legs, I never thought to use shaving gel. I always use to see my dad put something similar to shaving gel on his face to shave his beard, so I always assumed it was only for men.

However since I started using a shaving gel to shave my legs I started to witness the benefits. When you use a shaving gel it helps relieve the feeling of irritation and itching after you’re done shaving. It also replaces the moisture lost from shaving leaving your legs smooth.

If you want extra security and want to avoid cutting your skin, shaving gel helps protect delicate skin.

I use the Gillette Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Women’s shave gel, it does a great job at relieving thing and irritation and leaving my skin smooth.

Shave In The Direction Of Hair Growth

What does this mean? It means when you’re shaving you should shave in the direction your hair are facing. For example when shaving your legs your hairs are facing upwards position so therefore you would shave downwards.

Always shave in one direction. When you’re done shaving if you would like to do a second round then you can shave upwards as it will be more safer because skin is now more lubricated and hair is short; however if you have sensitive skin it is recommended that you don’t shave upwards.

Shaving upwards first which is also known as “shaving against the grain”, doesn’t get you a closer shave but instead a higher risk of cuts and divots.


After you’ve shaved your legs; dry your legs off and moisturize your legs after. This helps with with soothing razor bumps, burns and irritation. It also helps smooth the skin.

However it’s important you know your skin as your pores may get clogged depending on the type of moisturizer you use causing acne and itching.

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