9 editor-approved shaving products to keep your legs smooth all summer long


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Everyone remembers their first leg-shaving experience. As middle-schooler, I decided on a whim to grab my mom’s razor in the shower. I thought I was doing a pretty decent job, too, until I got out and realized I had nicked myself pretty badly, pretty much everywhere. Let’s just say mom was none too pleased when I exited the bathroom with my legs covered in bits toilet paper to cover my battle wounds.

Luckily, a lot has changed since the days of single-blade razors and depilatory creams that make your skin feel like it’s burning off. Now, it’s not just about getting a smooth shave—it’s about doing so with products that soothe your skin and prevent cuts and bumps at the same time. We can’t go back in time and give our teenage selves the gift of a flawless shave, but we can certainly take full advantage of all the new options at our fingertips.

From mousses that help your razor glide like a hot knife through butter to products that prevent ingrown hairs, these are the best shaving buys according to Well+Good editors.

Legs? Check. Now maybe it’s time to consider shaving your face instead of waxing it. Or take a look at these other hair removal alternatives that will make the process easier than ever from head-to-toe.

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