Trying to achieve silky smooth legs with each and every shave, especially during the colder months, can seem like a daunting task. If you’re sick of razor bumps, burns and stubble, check out our seven preventive tips:
1. Open Your Pores
Try to hold off shaving until the end of your shower. By switching up the order of your shower to-do list, it will allow time for your hair follicles to open up before the hair-removal process, leading to a smoother shave.
Are ingrown hairs the bane of your existence? You’re not alone! Luckily, there’s an easy way to make them a thing of the past – simple, consistent exfoliation. When you slough off the dead skin that accumulates around hair follicles, it’s less likely to clog up when new hair grows in. Use a body scrub to smooth out the surface of your skin before shaving for a long-lasting result.
3. Turn up the Suds
Try using a loofah with a moisturizing body wash – like Olay Age Defying Body Wash – to prep the skin for optimal shave conditions. Or you can try our new Olay Dual-Sided Body Cleanser Duo with the soothing scents of Orchid and Black Currant.
4. Don’t Forget Shaving Cream
Lubrication is key to a close shave! Step out of the shower’s spray as much as you can and lather up from your thighs to ankles with a rich, hydrating cream or gel, like Venus with a Touch of Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel.
5. Take Your Time
Even if you’re in a hurry, try avoiding sudden jerky movements so you don’t accidentally nick yourself! Take your time and shave in quadrants – right, left, upper and lower, and go easy around knees and ankles.
Tip: With its FLEXIBALL™ technology, the Venus Swirl Razor is designed to contour better to tricky areas, like the knees and ankles, for a closer, more flawless shave.
For long-lasting, post-shave moisture, apply Olay Ultra Moisture Body Lotion immediately after getting out of the shower or bath.
7. Be Prepared
Missed a spot? Take your handy Venus Snap with Embrace and tend to your overlooked hairs in an instant. The Snap is perfect for travel or keeping in your handbag for last-minute shave emergencies.