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5 Tips to Keep Your Legs From Getting Nicked When Shaving


When it comes to hair removal, shaving is probably the easiest and most painless option available...or at least it should be painless. All it takes though, is one simple nick, and now you’ve got a shooting pain in your leg and an unsightly cut on your otherwise perfect gams. While it may be impossible to prevent nicks entirely, there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce your risk of irritating cuts and keep your legs looking perfect.

Shave With the Grain

Sometimes the classic tips are the best. According to most aestheticians, shaving with the grain is one of the most effective ways to avoid accidentally cutting yourself. Additionally, going with the grain causes less irritation, and can leave your skin looking noticeably smoother.

Using Shaving Gel or Cream

A lot of women shave in the shower, hoping that the lubrication from the water will help their shave go smoothly. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. If you’re looking to avoid cuts, always use a shaving cream or gel, or, in the absence of one of those, apply some conditioner or lotion to your legs prior to shaving.

See If More Blades Helps

Although it sounds counterintuitive, having a razor with more blades can help to limit the risk of an accidental cut. Having more blades on the head of the razor means that each individual blade is applying less pressure. Moreover, razors with multiple blades cover more surface area, meaning you can shave in fewer swipes, so there’s less chance of an accident occurring.

Don’t Use a Shared Razor

Sure, it can be convenient to grab your man’s razor when it’s time to shave your legs, but that doesn’t mean you should do it. For starters, sharing a razor with your significant other makes it easier to lose track of how many times a razor has been used, and the blades could be duller than you realize. Also, sharing a razor is unsanitary, and it’s a great way to spread fungal infections and unwanted bacteria.

Stroke, Rinse, Repeat

If you’re looking to avoid nicks, then it’s important to rinse the blade after every stroke. When you shave, hair and shaving cream accumulates up on the blade, and that debris can cause the blade to snag on your skin during your next swipe. So take an extra second or two and make sure that every stroke is done with a clean blade.

If done correctly, shaving can be the premier hair removal option. So the next time you shave, follow these simple tips, and you’ll likely come away nick-free.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

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