When I started, I found that it irritated my legs a lot. However, once I got in the hang of it, it was fine. The lower legs (below the knee) are really easy, hard to cut actually. Your knee...be very careful, my knees are the most common places to get cut. Perhaps a Stiptic (sp?) pencil would help, supposed to stop the bleeding on razor cuts.benja15 said:What works best for you?
funknuggets said:Exfoliating is the key.... a new loofa (one per season) should suffice. In a shower with regular soap scrub them nice and hard.
Do NOT use regular rubbing alcohol, it is actually a pore clogger. I would actually suggest something like an astringent with salycitic acid (is that spelled right). It works awesome and you dont need a lot. It will sting a bit, but once it dries, put on a lotion that is preferably without color or fragrance.
Then, the next three or four days, exfoliate in the showers like normal, and then immediately after the shower, while your legs are still moist, put on the lotion. This will trap some of the moisture under the lotion.
Then, the next time you shave repeat with the astringent... etc, but exfoliate every day and the mach 3 is a freaking godsend. You can even use the blades that are no longer sharp enough for your face. I do not use shaving cream on my legs, in fact... I use hair conditioner. For whatever reason it works better for me.
lol...no, really, I guess if you are careful about it, that would work better than a regular razor (clogging).Keeping up with Junior said:For the initial shearing this season I used a straight blade that used to be my Dad's. Now it did take a little while as I was being extra careful and I used the Mach 3 for my knees. The straight blade took off the winter growth without clogging, just wiped it down every few strokes. Be sure it is sharp. Use paper towels to wipe of hair rather than the wife's guest towels or you may find her using the straight razor another way.
Plan to switch to the Mach 3 for maintenance. By the way, buy the disposables, they are often cheaper than the replacement blades.