Is it safe to shave your leg hair? 2 things that prove it isn’t

The startling truth about shaving your legs with a razor—that it can cause more harm than good—has been revealed by a cosmetic expert.

Shaving is a typical beauty habit that involves using razors to get rid of undesirable hair; studies show that some women shave almost every two to three days.

What London-based hair expert says

Nevertheless, London-based hair removal expert Trish Coulton claims that the procedure is unhealthy for your body.

According to Trish, bacteria can travel to wounds and cause two things – inflammation and skin infections.

She said that “razors carry more bacteria than any personal tool.”

She stated: “By shaving you are effectively ‘mowing’ your hair and slicing it to the skin level which means within 24 hours most of us will feel its regrowth as stubble.”

‘A little test for you. If you take the back of your razor off and look behind the blade, you will see the build-up of the dead skin. It is this you are smearing all over your body every morning’.

“This quick fix is also not great for those with sensitive or compromised skins as razors carry more bacteria than any personal tool. “

“You are, in effect, spreading dead, putrefied skin over your most intimate areas and if you have a cut or cut yourself shaving, this can cause inflammation and skin infections too.”

According to the expert, you should attempt to avoid waxing at home because it might result in blisters and bruises. Rather, you ought to get assistance from a specialist.

“With waxing, you won’t have that scratchy stubble that shaving gives either. Hair grows in different directions, so it is always best to have a professional take care of it,” she stated.

Moreover, Trish states that “this couldn’t be further from the truth,” despite the fact that most people believe this to be the “easiest way to remove hair.”

Tips on Shaving

Waxing, laser hair removal, and at-home hair removal treatments are a few common methods of hair removal. Trish advises using foam shaving products rather than bars of soap wherever possible.

She went on to say: “If you’re going to shave, always use a foam. This will help to lubricate the blade and the skin and minimise the risk of shaving rashes.”

In the event that you do sustain a cut or nick, use a clean, dry tissue to blot the blood and allow the area to air out so that the bleeding can be stopped.

In time for the holidays, she also gave some advice on how not to spread bacteria.

Try not to get it wet or swim in the pool or sea for at least 24 hours and shower with a non-scented and natural wash.

More importantly, never exchange blades with friends or while on vacation as this might spread illnesses like cystitis and yeast infections.

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