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How to properly shave your legs?

Many men decide to shave their legs as the warm weather approaches. Here are my tips for shaving your legs in this article.


As soon as the good weather arrives and we start to take out the shorts, or the swimsuit, we find that more and more men have the famous legs of cyclists, namely legs without hair, completely shaved. Shaving your legs used to be reserved for men, but today many men do it too. Whether it's just periodic, for the summer, or all year round.

Below are my tips for shaving your legs properly.

Why shave your legs?

Men can decide to shave their legs, and have beautiful cyclist legs, for several reasons:

Shave your legs for performance

Shave your legs for sporting reasons. This is the primary reason that led men to shave their legs. I mentioned cyclists' legs because that's usually the term given to men's legs that are shaved. Indeed, a few years ago, as soon as you saw a man with shaved legs, you could very clearly think, without being too mistaken, that he was cycling as a sporting activity. There are also other sports that require you to shave your legs, such as sports related to swimming to help you slide through the water.

Shave your legs for aesthetics

Shave your legs for aesthetic reasons. This is today the main reason that pushes men to shave their legs. It is true that today, apart from the chest for example, hair is increasingly frowned upon on men's bodies. And this, all the more so if the man is not only very hairy, with thick brown hair. Today, men are doing more and more bodybuilding. Also, the legs, and in particular the calves and the thighs are more drawn, which can hide the hairs on the legs. Shaving your legs allows you to better highlight your muscular legs.

Similarly, men can shave their legs if they are doing a full body shave or full body hair removal.

Shave your legs for hygiene

Shaving your legs to avoid bad odors: this is particularly a reason given by men who have excessive sweating.

Shaving your legs and manhood?

In any case, it should be noted that shaving your legs absolutely does not make you lose your masculine side or your manly side. Many men would like to shave their legs but they don't dare for fear of having awkward looks, thoughts. Not only the gaze of others who cares a bit, it's your body, you do what you want with it. But in addition, that a man takes care of him is now back in mores, it is no longer a taboo subject. Besides, hair removal in general is no longer a subject of mockery, many men shave a good part of their body hair, in addition to their beard hair. Look at the number of men who today decide to shave their armpits or shave their testicles ?

Especially since if you visit Italy or Spain, you will see that almost all men under the age of about 35 shave their legs. In these countries it is a treatment carried out by a large majority of men.

So be careful though, if you decide to shave your legs, do the whole leg. Don't go shaving the calves without shaving the thighs. It won't be pretty at all.

My tips for shaving your legs

Before shaving your legs, take a shower

Before starting  to shave your legs, I advise you to go through the shower box. Indeed, it is strongly recommended to take a shower, a hot shower without burning yourself of course. The heat from the water will simply soften the hair on your legs, making shaving easier.

Before shaving the legs, pass the clipper

Going through the mower before shaving your legs is a piece of advice I give if you have:

  • thick leg hair

  • long leg hair

The trimmer will help prepare the ground for the razor and make shaving the legs easier. Indeed, it is rather complicated to shave your legs when the hair is long. In addition, by trimming leg hair, you will spend less time and you will pass the razor less on the skin, which will therefore be less attacked.

To do this, you can use a beard trimmer .

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4 beard combs (1, 2, 3 & 5 mm) + body comb and protection system for sensitive areas. Unique OneBlade electric technology: efficiency without irritation or cuts

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Self-sharpening blades for comfortable mowing and impeccable styling

The protection tool preserves the most sensitive areas of your body

How to shave your legs?


A shaving product to shave your legs

When it comes time to shave their body parts, many men decide to do it a bit quickly and without using any shaving product. Of course, this is something that is strongly discouraged! Not only will the shaving product allow the razor blade to glide more easily over the skin. But in addition, some shaving products, such as shaving oil, will help moisturize the skin.

To shave your legs, I just advise against using shaving foam, which completely hides the hair and the area to be shaved.

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Designed for shaving the male body. Rounded head for maximum comfort. Three lubricating strips for maximum softness. Non-slip ergonomic handle.

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The anti-irritation shaving gel allows easy shaving of body hair without irritation.

Suitable for the shower.

Use a good razor to shave your legs

Before attacking the shaving of the legs, take a good look at the blade of your razor. It must not be damaged for:


  • do not cause cuts on the legs. Imagine having hairless legs with cuts? It wouldn't be pretty at all and the healing time can be long.

  • a good razor blade allows an efficient and optimal shave, without risking having ingrown hairs. Indeed, if the razor blade is damaged, then it could cut the hair badly, not straight.

To shave your legs, you can use any type of razor, whether this evening is a razor suitable for sensitive skin, a straight razor, or a safety razor .

Pay attention to the bony parts when you shave your legs: pay particular attention to the ankles and knees, you could cut yourself if you go too fast.

In any case, if you have a razor blade in good condition, go easy, make long strokes all the way down the leg.

Shaving your legs: what care after shaving?

Moisturize after shaving your legs

As soon as you have finished shaving your legs, it is advisable to apply a good moisturizing product to the skin of the legs. Be careful, take a moisturizer that does not contain alcohol. You should know that after each shaving session, micro cuts, invisible to the eye, have formed on the skin. With alcohol, it might burn a little. To hydrate your legs, I recommend:

  • to apply a natural product that will soothe and heal like aloe vera gel or shea butter

  • or apply your classic body moisturizer.

  • Another treatment you could do is to apply a vegetable oil to the legs, such as olive oil or sunflower oil, which are known to deeply moisturize the skin.

Shave your legs and exfoliate

Now that your legs are completely shaved, you have beautiful, clean and smooth legs. Ready to receive a beautiful tan if you have decided to shave your legs for your holidays or for the summer. Also, it would be a shame to have lots of pimples related to the arrival of ingrown hairs on your legs! Also, to avoid this, it is advisable to exfoliate the legs 3 to 4 days after shaving the legs.

To do this, it's very simple: you just have to use a body scrub product that you use in particular to scrub your back. If you don't have one, you can use your own facial scrub product, although it will be less effective as the grain is generally softer.

Shaving your legs: the points to remember

Here are some things to remember for shaving your legs properly:

  • always take a shower before shaving your legs

  • always apply a shaving product to shave the legs

  • moisturize your legs after shaving

  • exfoliate your legs a few days  after the session.

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Scrub made with slivers of apricot kernels. Apply to damp skin with circular massages, ideally in the shower (no need to press too hard, the grains are quite exfoliating), then rinse with water.

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The Weleda Birch shower scrub refines and smoothes the skin without irritating it. Fine beads of carnauba wax and beeswax stimulate the skin and promote its renewal


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