Tips for Women

How to Shave Your Legs for the First Time

Shaving your legs for the first time is a huge deal. But no need to be nervous, you’ve got this! Follow these steps for a smooth shaving experience.

What You'll Need

  • BIC Razor
    BIC® Razor
  • Dollop of shaving cream
    Shaving Cream or Gel
  • Your Legs, Obviously
Let's Go!
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Step 1: Get Ready

  • a

    Take a nice, warm shower.

    The warm water makes your skin more elastic and softens hair, which makes shaving easier.

  • b

    Get in a comfortable position.

    Choose a position that allows you to reach every part of your legs. Sitting on the edge of the tub, maybe.

  • c

    Lather up with plenty of shaving cream or gel.

    Choose a brand with no alcohol. Let the lather sit on your legs for a few minutes.

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Step 2: Shave

  • a

    Grab your BIC® Razor.

  • b

    Take it slow and easy.

    No need to rush. Shave in slow, gentle strokes. Be extra-careful on tricky spots like your knees and ankles.

  • c

    Repeat if necessary.

    You might have to go over some spots twice. That’s totally fine! Remember to add more shaving cream.

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Step 3: Finish Strong

  • a

    Rinse your legs.

    Then check to see if you missed any spots. If you did, add a bit more shaving cream and go over them again.

  • b

    Dry off.

    Dry your legs by gently patting them with a soft, cozy towel.

  • c


    Apply an after-shave cream or lotion to soothe and moisturize your skin.