There are many skin problems such as: ingrown hairs, folliculitis, irritation, rashes, sensitive skin, etc. just because of improper shaving.

1. Shave as soon as you enter the bathroom

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This method is quite popular because if shaving is part of personal hygiene in the morning, this is a busy time, everyone wants to finish quickly to go to work.

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2. Shave your legs in the morning

Shaving your legs at night will make your legs smoother and softer.

3. Don’t use shaving cream

7 mistakes women often make when shaving their legs

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There are many people who shave directly without applying any shaving cream/foam.

4. Use a single-blade disposable razor and then throw it away

7 mistakes women often make when shaving their legs

Gillette Venus Swirl 5-blade women’s razor

Hotels usually prepare a single-blade razor for you to use once and then throw it away.

5. Not changing the blade periodically

No matter how good the razor you use, if you don’t change the blades on time, they will harm your skin.

6. Shave against the direction of hair growth

7 mistakes women often make when shaving their legs

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During the first shave, you can only shave in the direction of leg hair growth (shave from top to bottom).

7. Not taking care of your skin properly

To prevent acne spots, redness, and ingrown hairs, your skin needs to be carefully moisturized before and after shaving.

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