Shaving your legs with shaving gel or cream may irritate sensitive skin. Baby oil is a good alternative to traditional shaving products, suggests author Joey Green in "Supermarket Spa." It moisturizes sensitive skin and reduces the risk of breakouts and rashes related to shaving. Baby oil also allows the razor's blades to glide more easily over skin, preventing possible skin chafing, razor burn and cuts. It's generally fine for all skin types, but call your doctor if an irritation occurs.
Wash your legs with warm water and pat them dry with a towel. This softens the hair, which allows the razor to glide more easily over your skin.
Squeeze approximately 1 tablespoon of baby oil into your palm and smooth it over your leg. Make sure to rub a thin layer of oil onto all areas that will be shaved.
Wash your hands with soap to clean off the oil so that you can grip the razor firmly. Guide the razor over your legs, shaving them as you normally would if using shaving cream or gel. If you hit a dry patch, stop and apply more baby oil to that area.
Repeat the process on the other leg.
Shower immediately to remove the oily film from your legs with soap.
Apply a very small amount of baby oil to your legs after you shower to lock in moisture and leave your legs feeling soft and smooth.
Never use baby oil to shave with an electric razor.
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