You have decided to attend a friend's birthday party this weekend and you want to wear your sexy new 'little black dress' for the occasion, then you realise that you haven't had the time to go in for a waxing session at the saloon, so now your legs are hairy!!
Many women would have been in situations like this at least a few times in their lives. Wanting to wear trendy outfits that show off your legs can become a problem if you do not take care of your body hair issues!
Not all of us have the time to go in for regular waxing sessions at the saloons and spend a lot of money there.
So, many a times, busy women resort to shaving off their body hair, at home, using razors or epilators.
Although some believe that shaving is not as effective as hair waxing, sometimes, we do not have any other option left, especially when we are in a hurry.
Did you know that most women make a few common mistakes when they are trying to shave off the hair on their legs?
Well, these mistakes can damage the skin and also lead to thicker hair growth. Hence, have a look below to find out what those mistakes are and avoid them at any cost.
1. Shaving Too Fast
This habit can lead to minor cuts and razor burns, thus damaging the skin tissues. Shave your legs slowly and carefully.
2. Not Using A Cream
Using a shaving cream or soap lather is a must while shaving your legs, as they soften the hair and allow them to be removed more easily.
3. Not Wetting Your Skin
It is advisable to soak your legs in water for a few minutes before shaving or shave after a shower, so that the hair becomes softer and easier to be shaved off.
4. Using A Single-Blade Razor
The more blades in a razor, the easier it becomes to remove the hair and you can even have smoother skin after, without a stubble.
5. Not Exfoliating Regularly
If you shave your legs regularly, then you must also exfoliate your skin on a regular basis using a scrub to prevent ingrown hair.
6. Not Moisturising The Skin
After you shave your legs, you must wash them with cold water and apply some moisturiser in order to prevent rashes, irritation and burns on the delicate skin.
7. Sharing A Razor
You must avoid sharing the same razor with a family member or a house-mate, as it can put you at the risk of contracting infections and diseases.