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Updated Apr 5, 2019

14 Ways To Make Shaving So Much Easier

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1. Ditch the shaving cream for a soothing gel bar you swipe over your legs.

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With coconut and tea tree oil, it even helps prevent bumps and razor burn.

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $44.95.

2. Use an exfoliating mitt to buff away dead skin and get a closer shave.

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Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Promising review: "I have used my mitt for the first time, it worked GREAT!! I love how easy it was to slough off dead skin. I get terrible ingrown hairs on the backs of my calves and this seems to have already helped with that, since my last wax my aesthetician said my legs looked so much better. If the price point was better I would buy one for all the ladies in my life, as they would love this as much as I do" —Erica Young

3. If you forget to do it in the shower, you can "dry shave" with Lixa, a water-free shave gel that won't eff up your skin.

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Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

4. Dry your razor after use and store it in a case — keeping it out of a humid environment (aka the shower) will make it last longer.

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Promising review: "This product is amazing, I swear by it now. Shaving in a shower or bath is a challenge, so now I can do it in my room, or bathroom and it's not a worry at all. Your legs are so smooth and moisturized after I never have to lotion. Love this product, HIGHLY recommend, honestly a straight life savior." —Amazon Customer

5. Keep your razors in ship-shape sharpness with the Blade Buddy.

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Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

6. Get a razor subscription sent directly to your home every month so you never run out.

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Great for men and women. You'll get a box every three months for $24.70.

7. Use a styptic pencil to stop any nicks from bleeding all over your bathroom floor.

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Get a pack of three for $7.25.

8. Apply Tend Skin to heal razor burn, ingrown hairs, and other bumps.

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Get it from Amazon for $19.19.

Promising review: "I have tried many scrubs, lotions, spray everything and nothing quite worked as well as this did. I will suggest testing it one a small area just to see how it does on your skin because you can tell this is some strong stuff. I started only using this right after I shaved and immediately saw results. It will sting once you put it directly onto your legs after shaving. Kind of like going into the ocean right after you shaved your legs. It has that sort of a stinging feel. It scared me at first because I was worried it was burning my skin but it really was just cleaning and cleansing it. This picture was taken after one use." —Abby Graeter

9. And slather on a cooling gel that gently exfoliates to relieve ingrown hairs and other irritation.

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Get it from Sephora for $26.

10. Try a start-to-finish shaving kit from skin care expert Mario Badescu.

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Get it from Ulta for $30.

11. If you're a dude with curly hair, use a razor that's specifically designed for you.

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Get a Bevel kit for $19.89/month.

12. Keep your balance by shaving those stems on a shower step.

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Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

13. Or prop your foot on a little bamboo stool to lift your shin to a comfy position.

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Get it from Amazon for $27.89.

14. And gaze into a fog-free shower mirror so you can actually see what you're shaving.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

For more tips, check out "Here's How To Make Shaving Your Bikini Line Less Miserable."

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