How Do You Shave Your Legs? Effective Grooming Tips and Tricks

Sander van de BaardmanBy Sander - The Beardmen
Updated on 12 Aug 2023

Before you begin…

First, it is important to determine whether you want to touch up your leg hair or shave it smooth. Some men suffer from heavy hair growth on their legs and just want to touch it up. In this case, you opt for trimming. Or you may want to go for a smooth result. Then you choose shaving.

Shaving Your Legs: Things You Need

To touch up your leg hairs in the best possible way, you need the following:

  • Razor, shaver, trimmer or a body groomer
  • Lukewarm water and shaving cream is optional
  • Clean and dry towel
  • Body lotion or oil (unscented)

Razor, Trimmer Or Body Groomer?

The best results are achieved with a body groomer. This (often) has a trimming function and a shaving head. The advantage of a body groomer is that it does not go over the skin too tightly, thus preventing razor burn or skin irritation.

Do you want to go for a smooth result? Use a razor, but  you have to be really careful and give it more time. You will also need to shave more often to maintain the smoothness.

Leg Shaving Or Trimming: Step- by- Step Tips

Let’s get started!

To trim your legs with the best results, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Make a plan: carefully consider whether you want to go for a smooth result or just touch up the hair on the legs. 
  1. Wet your legs with some lukewarm water: the best way to do this is in the shower.
  1. Trimming: set the beard trimmer or body groomer to the trimming function. Some trimmers or body groomers allow you to set the desired length.
  1. Shaving: gently stroke the blade or shaver across your legs. Never press too hard to avoid shaving wounds. Use shaving cream if necessary.
  1. Pat dry: after you have rinsed away the hair, pat your chest with a clean and dry towel.
  1. Body lotion: use a soothing body lotion or oil to prevent skin irritation.

Final Thoughts: Important Leg Shaving Tips

Follow the tips below about trimming and hygiene to avoid nasty inflammation.

Before shaving:

  • Shave or trim during or at the end of your shower session. 
  • Disinfect the razor, trim or shaving head with a little alcohol.

While shaving: 

  • Use a little shaving gel or foam when you shave. This will prevent irritation.
  • Never press the blade or device too hard on the skin.

After shaving:

  • Never use a wet towel that has already been used. 
  • Use a perfume-free body lotion or oil. 
  • Store the razor in a dry place.