6 Shaving Habits You Need to Drop Immediately

Rough, bumpy, and red: Three words we never want to use to describe our legs, but alas (and much to our dismay), we find ourselves acquainted with this painful trio of symptoms time and time again after we shave. And don't even get us started on ingrown hairs. The fact that hair can grow out of the follicle and then back into the skin is mother nature playing some kind of sick joke—we're convinced. How is it that the women in those shaving cream and razor commercials always have the smoothest legs? Is this false advertising, or are we just doing something wrong? Before waving our white flags and booking our first laser hair-removal appointment (admittedly something we won't ever completely write off), we decided to consult some skin experts to figure out what these shaving mistakes are and how to fix them.

Keep scrolling to read what they had to say!

Have you found any secrets to getting a smooth shave? Please tell us below!

This post was originally published January 2016.