LEGSStep 1: For maximum smoothness, exfoliate the day before (try Kiehl's Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub, $25). Otherwise dead cells keep your razor from gliding smoothly.
Step 2: Relax in the shower/bath for three minutes to hydrate skin and soften hairs.
Step 3: Always apply shaving cream (never razor-clogging soap). Try Lippmann Collection Did I Shave My Legs for This?, $24(pictured here).
Step 4: Use long strokes and gentle pressure with your sharp razor (replace every five shaves), "like you're mowing a lawn," says Barredo, who recommends stretching the kneecap skin to remove every single hair from that tricky area.
Step 5: Post-shower, apply lotion containing shea butter for deep moisture and chamomile and calendula to soothe (try FC5 by Arbonne Conditioning Body Moisture, $23). This ensures a close shave next time.
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