It’s summer, so it’s time to show some skin! And if you’re anything like me, you want your skin to be as smooth and glowy as possible, legs included! It’s certainly not hard to achieve super smooth legs, it just takes a certain technique and a few really good tips. With these 5 amazing and simple tips, you too, can have your smoothest legs ever!
5 Tips for the Smoothest Legs Ever!
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It’s all about the razor
First things first, decide on your ideal razor. Some people prefer single blade razors, while others use 5 blade razors. There’s ongoing debate over which type of razors are better, but it’s up to you to decide which works best for you and your needs. The only important thing when it comes to razors is that you’re using one that isn’t dull. When a razor is dull, you could end up having to shave over the same area multiple times, you’re more likely to end up with cuts or razor bumps all over, and an older razor blade could be filled with grime, (think dead skin cells, bacteria, and old hair). Use a new razor, or at the very least, a razor that isn’t dull every time you shave to guarantee you’ll get the smoothest legs ever!
Shaving the correct way
So you’ve got your new, and totally not dull, razor and you’re all ready to shave. Here a three key things to keep in mind when trying to achieve the perfect shave.
Number one, soak and exfoliate before shaving. If possible, soak in a warm bath, (a warm shower works fine too if a bath isn’t an option), for a few minutes and exfoliate your skin with a body scrub for 2-5 minutes using light motions. Rinse and continue to rub skin until scrub is completely rinsed off. Keep scrolling to learn more about the benefits of exfoliating and the best way to do it!
Number two, don’t ever skip out on shaving cream. I love the EOS Sensitive Skin Shave Cream because it’s thicker than most, and doesn’t irritate my skin, but use whichever kind you like! Or for super smooth skin you can try shaving with conditioner or coconut oil. Just be sure to clean your razor well after shaving because both are thicker than shaving cream and could get stuck inside your razor, which is totally gross.
And three, take your time. When you try to rush while shaving you could miss spots or end up cutting yourself. Take it slow, and treat the process like it’s a lil bit of self care.
Exfoliating your skin before shaving removes dead skin cells and dirt from your skin. This ensures your skin is clean and clear from anything that could possibly get inside your pores while shaving. Exfoliating before you shave can also help give you a much closer shave!
But you don’t have to limit exfoliating to just before shaving. Whenever your skin is feeling a little dull in between shaves, feel free to grab your favorite body scrub, mine is the Eucalyptus Spearmint Sugar Scrub from Bath and Body Works, and rub lightly onto skin in circular motions for about 5 minutes and rinse off. (Try not to over-exfoliate though, leave it to just a couple of days a week!)
Would a post all about how to get your smoothest legs ever be complete without mentioning moisturizing?! It wouldn’t.
A huge part of keeping your skin super smooth is keeping it well hydrated. Twice a day, apply a light lotion to your legs. The best way to do this is in the morning, before getting dressed, and at night right before bed.
You especially want to apply lotion right after a shower. This helps to lock in moisture and keep your skin from getting too dried out!
Avoid super hot showers
They may be therapeutic for the mind, (not backed by science, but just a personal observation), and the best place to have an end of the day cry-sesh, but hot showers are not so great for the skin.
Showering too often in hot water can lead to dry skin, which could potentially lead to itchy skin and even rashes. And if you already have a skin condition, like eczema, frequent hot showers can make it so much worse.
You don’t have to completely avoid hot showers, just turn the temperature down a little. (Yeah, yeah, easier said than done). And also, look into the benefits of cold showers. Although slightly uncomfortable at first, cold showers can help with circulation and give your skin, and hair (bonus!), a nice, healthy glow!
Smoothest skin ever? Easy-peasy! What are some of your favorite tips for smooth skin?