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You do not need shave gels and shaving creams to get a close shave on your legs. A bar of soap or body wash along with a little water in the shower or bathtub provides you enough foam for a sharp razor to slide over your legs. Shaving in the shower provides you with steam and moisture to keep your skin supple.

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Turn the shower on, step in and allow the water and steam from the shower to soften and moisten your legs. If you prefer taking a bath, sit in the tub for a bit, allowing the water to soften and moisten your legs for a few minutes before you begin shaving.

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Create a thick lather with soap and water by placing a bar of soap between your hands and rubbing your hands together vigorously. If you prefer liquid soap, squeeze or pour an amount equal to a half dollar coin into the palm of your hand, add a small amount of water and rub your hands together vigorously. Spread this lather over your legs.

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Pull the razor slowly over your leg starting at your ankle and moving against the direction of the hair growth. Remove the hair using short, gentle 2- to 3-inch strokes in small sections no more than 6 to 8 inches in length. Reapply soap and water as needed.

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Rinse the soap from your legs thoroughly. Step from the shower or tub and pat your legs dry.