shaving

United States
May 18, 2008 11:21am CST
is it true that when you shave,you get these random dots on your legs?is there any way to prevent that from happening?
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7 responses
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
18 May 08
Yes... I will just use Nair. So that way, I won't have to worry about this..
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• United States
19 May 08
thankyou
@aplaza (631)
• Netherlands
18 May 08
Those bumps can happen when you shave. It's caused by ingrown hairs. My advice would be: Srub in the Tub! get a good brush or loofah and make sure to scrub those gams often and you won't get as many bumps. Better yet don't shave but get it waxed.
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• United States
18 May 08
okay thanks ! :)
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
18 May 08
You don't have to get those random 'dots' when you shave. First, make sure the skin is moist and warm. NEVER take a razor to dry skin, or skin that is cold! When you're cold, you get those little 'goosebumps' and then when you shave you cut the top of them off and get the dots, or worse...bleeding. When you do it after a bath, the skin is warm and plumps up the skin some. At the very least, use a shaving cream, or even some lotion when you shave. Moist skin shaves better, and easier, than dry skin ever will. Some people call this 'razor burn'. When you do get razor burn, don't apply any skin moisturizer, or it will sting!
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• United States
19 May 08
thankyou
• United States
22 Sep 09
Sounds like you are talking about razor burn. To prevent it, first wash with an antibacterial soap. Then lather up with a really good shaving cream before shaving.
• United States
22 Sep 09
oh..and also make sure you are using a new razor..one that is dull will add to the problem.
@bmuchler (442)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I have extremely sensitive skin. I get small dots on my legs after shaving. I have tried many different razors and shaving creams or gels. I've been told by some that it's razor burn, others say it is from ingrown hairs. I am not sure if it's preventable though.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
19 May 08
maybe put some cream and lotion on it. maybe it is just skin irritation. make sure your razor blade is clean and new when you shave.
@taface412 (3176)
• United States
19 May 08
in a pinch I have used hair conditioner as shave lotion....heard it a mag once....and it actually worked, and my legs were softttttt...