Ladies, it’s 2018 and summer is right around the corner. Most of us have started shopping for those summer dresses and thinking of different ways we can show off our sexy legs that have been in hibernation all winter.
One of the first things you are going to have to do when getting ready for those long days is to make sure that they are silky smooth and hair free! No matter if you’re the Serena Williams of shaving or a newbie, a refresher course on some shaving your legs can always help.
Listen, accidents happen, especially when you are shaving your legs. Getting a shaving nick on your legs is not something to be ashamed of! It happens to the best of us. We wanted to help you try to avoid them at all costs and achieve that clean, smooth shave you deserve! The first step is understanding what causes those pesky shaving cuts to happen in the first place.
- Shaving nicks on legs can happen due to not paying attention while shaving. DON’T RUSH! (this might seem obvious, but we’ve all been there)
- Dead skin and loose hairs can lead to razor bumps on your legs and that causes little nicks and cuts.
- If you have extremely sensitive skin and are not using the correct products while shaving.
- Applying way too much pressure while shaving on your skin.
- Quality of the blade and shaving cream you are using.
So, before you shave your legs next time here’s a few tips & tricks that we recommend to help you avoid finding yourself in any of the above situations, which should help you say GOOD BYE to those pesky shaving nicks and cuts. And Hello to those smooth sexy legs:
- Exfoliate first, with an oil-based exfoliate like sea salt and lavender oil or brown sugar and coconut oil. Wash it all off, then shave.
- Try using a good shaving cream that is gel based, look into the ingredients that are in the shaving cream. Also, see if you can test a Men’s razor with a fresh blade (Gillette Fusion, Harry’s and schick), I have tried this method and ended up loving it.
- Shave standing up in the shower and at about a 45-degree angle. Shave about 3 inches at a time and against the grain. This will save your night!
- Never forget the number one rule! Go slowly while using light, even pressure. The entire head of the razor doesn’t even need to touch your skin, small and precise strokes is the key here.
You followed the right process, bought the right products, and payed loads of attention to detail but still find yourself with shaving nicks and cuts on your legs from time to time, it’s inevitable. So, what are you going to do when you cut your legs while shaving? I put together a few items that can help you with how to stop bleeding when you cut yourself shaving so you don’t ruin your towel or have to skip on wearing that new dress you got:
1. Glyder Styptic Balm For Her is exclusively designed for females to stop bleeding when you cut your leg shaving. The styptic balm glides on and is super easy to use. Plus, its made from a blend of aloe vera, vitamin E, argan oil, tea tree oil and jojoba to help nourish your skin after healing the cut.
2. Alcohol Wipes will clean the infected area great! It stings a lot, and takes while to stop the bleeding, but it will get the job done!
3. Ice Cube: Applying ice to shaving nicks on your legs will constrict the blood vessels, allowing a clot to form more quickly and stop the bleeding. Wrap ice in a clean, dry cloth and place it on the shaving cut.
4. Aluminum Block will stop the bleeding fast. Just remember it can be messy, so clean up good after and make sure to rinse away any messy residue left behind.
I hope these tips and tricks help you get a better shave on your leg! I personally try to follow all the steps to a perfect shave, but always seem to find myself with a nicks and cuts from time to time. I personally use Glyder’s Styptic Balm For Her. It’s clean, easy to use, and leaves no residue afterwards. The best part is, my legs feel smoother after using it!