9 Ways to Shave Less This Summer

By 16 January 2017

Get ready for a summer of smooth, touchable legs.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

How to shave your legs

Get silkier skin and a closer shave. “Exfoliating brings hair completely out of the follicle, helping strands to get on the same growth cycle,” explains Hibba Kapil, owner of Manhattan green spa, Hibba NYC. Stems will stay smoother longer, since your razor reaches the tiny hairs that are normally trapped under dead skin.

Look for products with salicylic acid or fruit enzymes for optimal results.

Begone, Oil

How to shave your legs

The reasons keep stacking up to spend time on a thorough, pre-shave scrub. Exfoliating removes any oils that are sitting on the skin’s surface, letting your razor get as close as possible.

Use a Brush

art of shaving badger shave brush

Fascinated by the rough-looking brushes that dot barbershop counters? The took, often called a badger brush, is primarily used on your guy’s face…which doesn’t mean you can’t give it a spin, too! “You really get the closest shave with gel and a brush,” says Dr. Debra Jaliman, cosmetic dermatologist and author of Skin Rules. Use it to rub shaving cream in.


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