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Tip: For shaving on the go!


If you need to shave and don't have time to take a shower (or wet the skin and use shaving cream), use baby oil, and then you can your legs dry and fast!
Jan 12, 2007 @ 04:28 pm

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A plus is that the baby oil also will moisturize your legs and give it a nice sheen. It's like, shaving and moisturizing in one step!
Jan 12, 2007 @ 04:28 pm

Baby oil and shaving

I have done this and it does work. I actually use the Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil Gel so it does not run all over the place...
Jan 12, 2007 @ 11:43 pm
Ali de Bold

Great Tip!

Though personally I rip all of those little buggers out with my precious epilator rather than shave.
Jan 13, 2007 @ 06:28 pm

Tried it this morning...

Tried it in the shower this morning and it worked great. I didn't have to slather moisturizer all over afterwards so it saved me some time after my shower. Thanks for the tip, Artist! There's a bottle of baby oil gel on the edge of my tub now.
Jan 15, 2007 @ 04:56 pm

It works!

Yep it works really great for that winter flakey skin. In the summer months Baby Oil Gel will also give your legs that healthy sheen if you don't use to much of it! :o)
Jan 24, 2007 @ 03:54 pm


I'm w/ misschickie! I read her's and mamaluv's reviews of their beloved Braun silk epilator and decided "Why the hell not!?" Its not so bad and I plan to write a review soon. My biggest concern is ingrown hairs? Do you get them, even just on your legs (not in any sensitive areas: girlie zone, armpits)? I've gotten a few and they're annoying? Any tips to avoid getting them after epilating?
Jul 05, 2007 @ 05:34 pm
Ali de Bold

Exfoliate all the time

I get these little suckers from time to time and it's all about exfoliating. Any kind of hair removal that rips them out by the root will do that on occasion. Be careful with the bikini or the armpit areas. I use wax for those. They tend to get more ingrowns. Can't wait to see what you think of the epilator!
Jul 05, 2007 @ 11:52 pm


As MissChickie says, you have to exfoliate a lot. I do it every time in the shower, but it need not be a time consuming thing. Usually just a couple of broad swipes with a washcloth and then a proper loofah rubdown when you have more time.

The first few times you start any new area on epilating or waxing you'll have more trouble with ingrowns, but as the hairs get finer I find they are rarely a problem. My sister-in-law swears by tea tree oil on ingrowns. She dabs them with a oil-wetted fingertip daily and they seem to get less red and emerge faster. Basically, you'll just have to wait it out at first but it will be worthwhile.

In my experience, legs clear up a lot faster than more sensitive areas. I still get ingrowns in my bikini or underarm areas but far fewer than at first. I wax those areas (not epilate - too painful!) and find that the exfoliating effect of the wax treatment along with the application of azulene oil afterward makes a difference more quickly than another plucking method alone.
Jul 06, 2007 @ 10:35 pm


Thanks. I'll make sure I scrubby scrub my legs a little harder after epilating. I use one of those shower puff things w/ liquid soap (I know some people think these are no-nos since they can get laden w/ bacteria). That should be scrubby enough.
Jul 12, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

epilator review

Hey ladies, I posted my braun silk epilator review the other day. It may have gotten lost in the hooplah of the shop crawl, though.
Nov 07, 2007 @ 11:34 am

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