The trick is to treat this as a pampering session for yourself, using products that you love. Literally make a date with yourself and set some time aside for 'ME' time, being sure to inform your family members, and that you are NOT to be disturbed! I know.....easier said then done.
Prepare your space with all that you will need, insuring a relaxing environment. There is nothing worse then getting settled in, to realize you've forgotten something. Gather soaps, scrubs, body butters, candles, towels, bath pillow, and soothing music. Oh....and don't forget your razor. I've done that before.
Now to get started. You want to be sure that your skin/hair has had significant time to soften, so the hair is not too coarse, but that the skin is not too puffy.
Exfoliating prior to shaving helps to remove dead skin cells, enabling you to get a closer shave. Opt for a sugar scrub, rather then a salt scrub in the event of a nick. You can also use a loofah, or even just a face cloth to exfoliate the skin.
You should never shave your legs dry, as this can irritate the skin, causing razor burn and ingrown hairs. Apply some shaving gel, or even conditioner, to help the razor glide smoothly over your leg. Start at the bottom of your leg, moving slowly so as to not cut yourself. Use a light touch, as too much pressure can remove a good layer of skin, and be sure to go against the growth of the hair. When you get to your knee, take care, as this is a tricky area, and the hair grows in different directions, requiring you to do the same with your razor.
Be sure to replace your razor often, before it gets dull, as they are more likely to cut you and it doesn't due much for coarse hair. Also, your razor is something you don't want to be sharing with your significant other, as there is a possibility of spreading the Staph virus, which can be deadly if it gets under your skin.
Once you've completed your shave, you can follow with another sugar scrub, removing any remaining dead skin, as well as adding moisture, or just hop out and pat your skin dry, applying body butter to lock in the moisture, giving you soft and sexy smooth legs.
You legs are now ready for that special event, or just a relaxing time on the beach!
Until next time,