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?
Amazing post! I need to buy some body scrub, and a great razor, lol! I have cry sessions and mind relaxing hot showers as well, your not the only one!
Ugh nothing feels as good as a hot shower cry sesh, am I right?!
Jessie Bang says
I love this! I don’t follow any of these steps, I’m the laziest shaver on the planet! Time to change that!
Yes girl! Honestly, it’s not much extra work, and if smooth legs is your thing, it’s definitely worth the few extra steps!
Hahaha, here I am doing almost all those things, staring down at my legs with their bunch of mosquito and sandfly bite scars and a huge burn from the motorcycle exhaust pipe…
Glad to know I’m doing the basics right though, maybe the rest will heal off in time. Any recommendations to make scars fade faster?
Oh man! Bug bites are the worst! As far as scars go, I think unfortunately there’s nothing much you can do except wait for them to fade, but I do wonder if things that help with acne scarring, such as tea tree oil, could possibly help with scars in other places..I might have to do some research now haha!
Definitely, a post I needed to read. I always struggle with shaving my legs. I find it to be both mundane and a waste of time because I always end up with stubble. Hopefully following your tips I’ll achieve a smooth, natural look 🙂
That used to be me, but after I’ve started doing these steps I’ve noticed that my legs stay smoother and hair free longer! 🙂
Great tips! I don’t do any of them. :-/
Haha! That’s okay! Thanks for reading 🙂
I was so sure your blog post would be about epilators, but thank God it’s razors! I’m definitely going to try your tips and perhaps it would help my dry legs.
If you’re dealing with dry legs, make sure you’re moisturizing enough, especially after a shower!
Cara | Zenspired Lifestyle says
Totally agree, exfoliating with a really good sugar scrub is my fave way to get a really good close shave!
Yes! It makes such a huge difference and it makes your skin feel so soft too! 🙂
I love these tips! Makes me want to plan a self care day and try out that EOS shaving cream!
cute & little
Oh, you have to try it out, it’s amazing!
Helena Marz says
These are great tips! I know I don’t follow a lot of it and I am kind of lazy when it comes to shaving lol I’m always quick and only use soap with water in the shower. I know shaving can be time consuming but these tips are worth it if you want smoother legs! I will have to try it out?
It can be time-consuming at first, but once you get the whole routine down it goes by a little quicker!
Taylor Mobley says
Exfoliating is KEY to super smooth legs – I totally agree!!!!
Great tips! I know this sounds weird, but I’ve never shaved/waxed/done any kind of body hair removal on my legs or underarms because I’ve never had hair growth in those places!
ok wow you’re prob the luckiest person in the world! I have light hairs, but I still can’t stand the feeling of hair on my body so I’m constantly shaving.
I’m totally jealous of you!
Having a good, warm soak and exfoliating fist is super important for my legs when it comes to shaving. If I don’t do that, I get terribly itchy razor burn and my legs definitely aren’t smooth. These are awesome tips!
Crazy how a few small changes in a routine can totally change the way your legs feel!
Candace Hampton says
Thank you for sharing this! I’ve learn a lot of things that I’ve been doing wrong all of this time. I don’t exfoliate my legs that often. I also take hot showers regularly. Now I know that they are several things that I need to change of my routine.
I am the worst when it comes to hot showers, I’ve been going for warm showers instead, and although not as comforting, I guess I’m finding comfort in the fact that my skin will look better! haha
Azanique Rawl says
I haven’t learned the hard way that investing in good razors are the only valuable option for shaving! I love the 4-5 blade option with a thick protective edge 🙂
-xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com
Good razors make all the difference!
Erica Raquel says
Exfoliating is my personal favorite! It’s really relaxing and feels great! These are some tips that I’ve been using for a long time and can definitely agree that this gives you the smoothest legs EVER!!
Yes! i love exfoliating, I feel like it relaxes your whole body as well as leaving you super soft and smooth!
Steph Social says
always use a nice clean, sharp razor! And I actually use coconut oil instead of shaving cream! It’s seriously ahhhhmazing! My legs are gleamin! Try it:)
I’ve used coconut oil to shave before, and I agree! It really helps keep your legs moisturized!
Thanks for this!
I LOLed at “end of the day cry-sesh” haha
Which moisturizer do you recommend? I’ve never had dry skin but lately, I can’t seem to find a moisturizer that actually keeps the skin on my legs hydrated… 🙁
I usually use a Bath and Body Works lotion, those typically keep my skin hydrated. But if you’re looking for a little extra care, I love Cetaphil, I’ll use that in the winter if I’m dealing with extremely dry skin!
Ok, I need to do this! I’ve never exfoliated my legs! I’ve had it done a few times with a pedicure, but they always seem to go fast and furious and it irritates my skin. Good advice!
Ouch! Find a good exfoliator, they make tons for sensitive skin, take your time and go over your skin very slowly in circular motions! 🙂
Sophie Bolton says
Well, now I feel like a pro. My legs will feel like heaven later!
Ah they totally will!