I have really sensitive skin, so I have trouble with this too. I can't use shaving cream of any type, because it gives me a rash. I always use Dove sensitive soap, just the plain white bar. It works great for me! Also make sure you shave in the shower or with plenty of water and soap.
Use barbasol or colgate shaving cream. Take a new to relatively new razor and place it gently on your skin. Don't push down. Just let the razor rest on the surface of your skin and pull it gently up your leg. If the razor is new enough, it should remove the hair easily with no added pressure from you. Avoid the backs of your ankle, because there is no hair there anyway. Use the same technique to shave over your knees with even a lighter touch than you used on your lower legs. Don't shave where there is no hair, and if you still have trouble with razor burn, look at the waxing supplies in a drug store. There should be a soothing cream made for after you wax. It might help a bit more than a lotion from the hand lotion aisle.
Always use a new razor then replace once the strip turns white... I use my bath soap however, shaving cream lifts the hair and gives you a closer shave especially if you use a men's brand... Then moisture after albeit let your skin absorb your body lotion, which does not take long, instead of rubbing it in... This makes for much softer skin...
Shave with skin smoothing soap and a fresh razor like everyone says, But after your done, put lots of lotion and a hot towel out of the dryer on your legs. This will lock in the moisture. Wrap the towel around your legs until it goes cold. Works GREAT!!!!! Hope that helps : )
You can use electric razor for shaving your legs. Electric razors are safe and are easy to use. Just follow simple steps and use razor of best company. !) Wash your legs 2)Make sure the shave which you are using should be properly clean 3) Press the shaver gently against your legs 4)Hold the razor flat against your leg
Before using it apply some lotion or use dove soap to make your skin smooth.
There are various electric razors are available in market. I am using philips razor from last one year