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Guest clarisab

ok so i have been shaving my everything for a while now and i always have a problem with my legs i have been moisturising them pretty regularly and even use a very sensitive skin type cream but i still have irritation anybody have any suggestions

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Guest BecomingKimberly

I have sensitive skin and I had an irritation problem with my guy mode shaving and my allergist thought it might be from those moisturizing strips that are built into most razors now. I switched to a razor without one and it seems to be clearing up slowly.

Try changing razors or shave cream. Also replace razors with strips frequently

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Guest Louise

Hi clarisab,

I would suggest to maybe try one of the rotary electric shavers like the (Philip's philishave), but take extreme care in the sensitive areas, they can rip the hair out as I found, this leaves a sore patch.

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Guest Darrel

When I use to shave my legs, I'd come out with at least five or six big cuts. Yeaah, freaking awesome, I know.

I just used those cheap disposable razors. Make sure they're sharp and not dull. I usually just used a bar of soap, actually. O-o; If you're slow and careful, you should be okay.

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Guest Sarah Rhea

I use the gillet Venus with built that built in gel bar. I've managed to cut myself with an electric razor (odd right) but doing it like I should be doing it comes second nature to me and I have never once cut myself useing this. I highly recomend it. ^_^ *I know this is a bit late, a week or so...but hey*

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Guest Sheila

i would shave everyday in the shower and also used a bar of soap. my hair grew back slow enough where i could feel for the nubble. my legs would be smooth here, a little nubble there and in under ten minutes i could have nice smooth legs. i never had problems with irritation. i would nick myself every now and then though.

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Guest StrandedOutThere

I've stopped shaving my legs, but I feel like I can still offer some advice since I have many years of experience. The mistake that a lot of people make is not replacing their razor often enough. For me, 3 uses was about all I could get out of the standard razor. Also, don't be shy about laying down the shaving cream. Another trick is that I often used men's shaving cream. There was this one brand (can't recall) that was particularly great. It was cheap and in a black can...don't know if that helps. Finally, try not to pull the blade too fast. I'd always get razor burn if I tried to shave too fast...which was quite often.

One of my friends used to use some kind of electric razor to shave her legs. You might look into that. I don't know how good it is though because I've never used one.

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Guest Link48010

I have very sensitive skin and I used to be a swimmer :/ I had problems. Anyhow I always kept shaving. my thighs really would look bad like a 14 year old with a case of acne. So I now use waxing and an electric razor actually. as long as you go nice and slow against your hair growth you can get 99%. If your first starting, good god please use the razor *before* the wax. If you do get a razor, try one that vibrates, they do reduce irritation a lot.

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