Save Your Skin While Shaving Your Legs
Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week: Save Your Skin While Shaving Your Legs
With shaving comes irritation, nicks, and cuts, and none are more annoying than the ones that you get on your legs. But there’s an easy way to avoid them, guaranteed: only use shaving gels, not creams or foams. Since there is so little friction with gels, they enable the razor to slide more smoothly across your skin without snagging any hairs (which is what causes problems). And as always, when it comes to shaving, only shave at the end of a shower when your skin and hair is most moist, and always shave first with the grain, and then if necessary for a closer shave, against it.