Sexy legs

I guess I just have ridiculously sensitive skin or something, but I seem quite prone to ingrown hairs and irritation on my legs whenever I shave.
So I can choose between spotty but hairless legs, or spotless but hairy legs. I envy girls with smooth sexy legs! I wish it came naturally to me.

I know a few techniques for less irritation and the like, but does anyone with similar skin issues have any top secret tips they’d like to share? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

I had/have that issue with my legs. I couldn’t shave everyday because I’d get ingrowns and when I shaved over the ingrowns, it would hurt and cut open. Also, my leg hair is black and my skin is white, so I’d get that spotted look too. Over the past several months I’ve been getting laser hair removal which is helping.

I have the exact same problem. I have ingrows all over my legs but i wax instead of shaving. Lately i’ve been exfoliating with a glove and i tried this mixture that is supposed to work the same way as “Tend Skin” and consists in alcohol and aspirin. It helped me a little bit but still have some ingrows. Here’s the recipe:

Take twenty generic aspirins, crush them up well, into fine dust in a dry vessel or on paper. Take an empty one-pint alchol bottle, make sure it’s completely dry on the inside, fill it halfway with 70% rubbing alcohol. Add the aspirin. Shake well for at least four minutes. Notice with pure alcohol you don’t get the heat, because of no hydrolysis, that’s a good thing. After shaking, let the solution sit still while you do your epilating, waxing, or whatever. After all the chalks, talcs and calcium phosphates have settled to the bottom in a white dust, carefully “decant”, that is, pour off without disturbing the sediment on the bottom of the bottle the clear alcohol layer into another dry bottle. Viola, there’s your solution. It works fabulous and you can pour it in a squirt-type bottle just for ease of dispensing. Of course I’d use gloves when applying it and I’d use lotion right after it dries, and don’t use anymore than you would a commercial, off the shelf mix, remember aspirin is an biologically active ingredient, you don’t want to over do it. If you get chalk on your skin, then you didn’t seperate out all the sediment chalk carefully enough. Try again.

I’m going to start experimenting with adding a little witch hazel and dispensing it into a spray bottle for ease of application. But that’s me. Good luck, and make sure you don’t have any allergies to aspirin or alcohol before trying this.

Good luck;)

I’m not sure how exactly you’re shaving, but here are some tips when you do.

  1. soak the area for 10 mins in warm water

  2. use a 3 or 4 blade razor and make sure it’s in good shape (probably need to be replaced every 5-10 times)

  3. use a shaving GEL (not cream). it makes the skin more soft and glides better

  4. shave in the opposite direction of hair growth