I’m usually the one among my friends to dole out beauty advice, but recently, I was on the receiving end.
See, I was struggling with the state of my skin after shaving. No matter what I used-or didn’t use-it seemed every follicle on my legs was inflamed. It felt bad and it looked worse.
When I shared my complaint with a smooth-legged friend, she shared her secret: good old Vaseline petroleum jelly, right out of the shower. My disbelief must’ve been written all over my face, because she immediately followed up with, “I swear!”
I put off the after-shower experiment for weeks. I associated Vaseline with early-childhood temperature-taking methods-ick!-and I wasn’t even sure where to find it at the drugstore. I honestly can’t remember ever purchasing petroleum jelly at any point in my adult life.
When I finally overcame my hesitation, I smoothed the thick, gooey mixture in a downward motion atop my shins, calves and knees. Immediately, I noticed a big difference in how my skin reacted-specifically, it didn’t react! Every lotion and cream I’ve ever tried has made my skin angry after shaving.
Although the texture took some getting used to, it was worth seeing my legs free of bumps and redness for the first time in what must be years. And that’s not the only benefit. My skin glowed, making me even more eager to show of my legs.
So now, I pass the advice onto you. Feel free to continue spreading the word about this surprisingly simple solution to shaving irritation!
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