The irritation and redness of the skin after shaving the legs makes many women lose weight.
There is a set of measures that allow to minimize unpleasant effects.
Preparing for shaving
To avoid irritation after shaving, it is importantCorrectly prepare for the procedure itself. First of all you need to soften the hair. It is best to simply wet your feet or wrap them in a warm wet towel. It is best to shave your legs after bath or shower, at this time the skin is wet, and the hairs are soft enough, so shaving will be less traumatic.
Do not use soap to facilitate shaving, itDries and irritates the skin. Instead of soap it is worth buying a shaving cream with aloe in the composition or any other suitable means. In case your skin tends to irritate, a good shaving cream can help. Apply it to the skin after a shower or a bath, wait a few minutes until it softens the skin, and start shaving.
To shine skin irritation to no, shave your legsIn the direction of hair growth. The results will not be as encouraging as shaving in the opposite direction, but the irritation of the hair follicle will be several times less.
What should I do after shaving my legs?
After shaving your feet, apply a special lotion to your skin. If this is not at hand, use the usual lotion for the whole body. The use of lotion reduces itching and redness after shaving.
The real salvation from irritation is the1% hydrocortisone cream. They need to treat the skin of the feet immediately after shaving. Hydrocortisone significantly narrows the vessels and has a pronounced antiseptic effect. It reduces the flow of blood to the selected area of the skin, removing redness. If in your case the irritation is very strong, you can apply a hydrocortisone cream the second time with a short break the same day. This should remove all symptoms.
Do not abuse hydrocortisone. It is a remedy for short-term exposure. If you use it regularly, the sensitivity of the body to it decreases, and after giving up this cream, redness, irritation and itching manifest themselves much more. In addition, frequent use of cortisone causes thinning and stretching of the skin. And the vessels on regularly treated areas can seriously expand.
Another way to reduce skin irritation - more oftenChange shaving machines. Remember that disposable machines or razors with a double blade shave extremely close to the surface of the skin, which can injure the hair follicles. The dumber the razor becomes, the more it irritates the skin. So throw out disposable machines after three or four uses at most and change the blades on reusable razors more often. Try an electric shaver. Its use makes the skin smoother and reduces irritation.