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Remember that classic doctor's advice of "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"? We're not doctors, but this is a remedy that should help with the inevitable razor burn that comes with unveiling our legs for the first time in months.

Step One: Start by crushing two aspirin between two sheets of wax paper.

Step Two: Dissolve the aspirin bits in 1/4 cup of distilled water.

Step Three: Add three drops of glycerin to the solution. This emollient acts as a solvent for the aspirin while holding moisture in your skin. Stir the paste until the pills are dissolved.

Step Four: After shaving, apply the mixture to your skin with a cotton ball to avoid shaving bumps and calm any irritation.

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jillj2000 jillj2000 7 years
Where do you buy glycerin??
jillj2000 jillj2000 7 years
Where do you buy glycerin??
mocha7 mocha7 7 years
Never heard of this one, thanks for the advice!
aspirin contains salicylic acid, so it's probably there to reduce any inflammation from shaving(ie bumps, irritation from razors)
Tiger_Lily Tiger_Lily 7 years
Thanks Bella! Can I use it on the bikini area after a wax?
Mariannie Mariannie 7 years
Whats the aspirin for
Mariannie Mariannie 7 years
Whats the aspirin for
missxvicious missxvicious 7 years
Thanks for the tip.I'll keep that in mind next time I shave
sofi sofi 7 years
pinkflake, yes- use it after you've showered and dried off. Let it soak in and don't rinse :)
dd-sugar dd-sugar 7 years
Great tip! And just a reminder to watch any nicks you might have when going to the gym--nasty stuff out there you don't need to catch! I have this liquid bandaid stuff that I use if I don't want to use the real thing.
dragonlady920 dragonlady920 7 years
Interesting. Might have to try!
emalove emalove 7 years
Sounds great!
pinkflake2 pinkflake2 7 years
Do you use this after your shower and not wash it off?
sofi sofi 7 years
Oh, my razor has rested quite a bit over winter so I'll be sure to have these handy when I get reacquainted with my long lost 'friend'.
pillowtalkk pillowtalkk 7 years
great! def. something to keep in mind. i usually use skintimate skin therapy baby soft. so freaking good for your skin!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
sham28 sham28 7 years
A teeny tiny cotton swab? Can't I just rub it on my legs?
plasticine1 plasticine1 7 years
love DIY beauty tips! thanks!!
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