Published: 07/05/2012 - Updated: 07/25/2016
After a bad waxing our legs often look dry and injured, in those moments, pants are the best partner for not showing them, but in summer this is impossible. Through this article we will give you some tips and advice so you can show nice and beautiful legs free of irritation.
If you go to a spa to wax or laser your legs and spend a lot of time, you think it’s a painful way to be more feminine or you just want to reduce your budget by shaving yourself with a razor. Carefully read and take note.
Step by step
Shave on wet and moist skin, if you try to do it while dry, you run the risk of clogging the razor with dead skin cells and the risk of cuts and swelling.
Look for a soft shaving cream, that doesn’t irritates you, choose the smell you like the most.
You should find a razor that best suits your skin. Ask your friends for recommendations and seek razors with lubricated strips, pivoting heads and multiple sheets. At this point it is very important that you spend on a very good razor, instead of the cheaper that can cause cuts and wounds.
Be sure to change the razor blades regularly. A dull blade can cause cuts.
Take a hot shower or bath at least for 5 minutes to heat the skin and relax the hair follicle.
Exfoliate your skin before you shave, to get rid of dead cells that could clog the razor, preventing the cut is flush. There are several ways to exfoliate. You can do it using gloves, or a dry brush before showering.
As the leg hair grows downward, you have to start shaving from the ankles up, don’t through the same area several times, do it gently. When shaving is finished, apply oil or moisturizer. The skin of the legs has few oil glands and tends to dry out. You can apply extra virgin coconut oil or baby oil on legs and then remove the excess with a towel.
And finally I suggest you use waxing, at least for the bikini area.
To keep your legs nice, smooth and healthy once they are shaved, apply olive oil every day before sleeping.
It's a fast, economical and easy care for your legs. Apply and massage until the skin absorbs it. When you wake up, wash the remaining oil. If you do this when your legs are shaved, they will generally stay beautiful for longer time.
Food and exercise
Also, if you want to look amazing legs all year, do not forget to:
Drink at least one liter of water to promote circulation and remove toxins from your body.
Stop smoking because it causes clogging of the circulation, appearing cellulite.
Do not consume or avoid drinking alcohol in excess.
Eat fruits and vegetables with vitamin C that help produce collagen, responsible for skin elasticity and avoid junk food.
Vitamin E is another essential antioxidant to maintain the lush appearance of our skin and can be found in dried fruits (walnuts, almonds) and vegetable oils.
Add a daily exercise routine of at least 20 minutes.