When it comes to shaving your legs, believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way.
Julie Xander with Whish Body Products gives us the 411 so that we can have beautiful, movie star legs every day of the year.
Xander says that if we follow a few simple steps, we will get a soft nick-free shave every time.
This is one of the most important steps in getting a great shave. You want to remove the dead skin cells prior to shaving because that dead skin is covering up some of your hair. If you remove that dead skin more hair is exposed and you get a closer shave. When choosing an exfoliator you want to find something that has smaller granules. Xander loves the Whish sugar scrub because it is gentle enough to use everyday.
Next, you want your skin to soften and pores to open so you should soak in the warm tub or shower for at least 5 minutes prior to shaving.
You should always try to use a type of shaving cream, similar to Whish because it is very moisturizing with ingredients such as shea butter, organic squalene, coconut oil, etc. You really want to focus on moisturizing ingredients and stay away from anything that has alcohol, sulfates, or parabens.
Apply the shaving cream in a circular motion (Xander recommends a shaving brush but you can also apply with your hands). This circular motion helps to lift the hair up and away from the skin resulting in a closer shave.
Shave with the direction of the hair growth first, and then again the direction of the hair. Down, then up.
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