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Why Waxing Your Legs Is Better Than Shaving Them

The first safety razor with a double-edge blade was patented in 1904 by Gillette, and a decade later, the company introduced the first razor marketed to women. Shaving legs became very popular in the second half of the twentieth century when smooth, hairless legs quickly became the standard for women. Despite its popularity, shaving has hidden problems for our health.

That’s why we at Bright Side wanted to share with you why waxing your legs is a much better idea and explain how ditching razors from your hair removal routine can benefit you.

You can avoid painful razor burn and irritation.

Even if you use shaving cream, your skin can often get irritated from using a razor. And if you want to keep your skin smooth, you have to shave almost every day, therefore, raising your chances of getting razor burn. If you still want to have hairless legs without those red bumps, you should try waxing to achieve smooth legs.

Your skin stays hairless much longer if you wax it.

A razor only cuts the hairs that are on the surface, while waxing removes them from the root. That’s why hair grows back much faster after shaving than after waxing. You can enjoy silky smooth legs for up to a few weeks if you decide to wax them.

Shaving makes your skin drier.

It is recommended to use a shaving cream to achieve a smooth shave and avoid cuts. But such products can strip your skin of its natural oils and make it much drier. This problem can be avoided if you wax your legs instead.

You can’t cut yourself.

Sometimes, if you aren’t careful enough or hold the razor at the wrong angle, you can cut your skin. While these cuts aren’t usually deep enough to cause much bleeding, they can still get infected. That’s just another reason why you should ditch the razor.

Waxing exfoliates the skin and makes it smoother.

Waxing works as both a hair removal method and an exfoliator. It can remove dead skin cells and make dry, coarse skin much smoother and softer. Some waxes also contain aloe vera or other moisturizing ingredients, so they can improve your skin’s texture even more.

It’s better for the environment.

If you shave your legs consistently, you also need to buy and throw away razors very often. Most of them are not eco-friendly or reusable, so they’ll only contribute to pollution. Waxing or sugaring provides a much more environmentally friendly solution to hairy legs. You can even ditch the single-use wax strips and use strips made of cloth instead.

Do you usually remove the hair on your legs? Would you try waxing them if you haven’t yet? Tell us in the comment section below.

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