If you haven’t already done so, and with the warm weather right around the corner, now is the time is the time to start getting ready for smooth summer skin. Don’t judge me but I totally neglected my legs this winter. If you did too then extra TLC is definitely needed! Here are some tips for getting your skin ready for bare leg season.
We are told to exfoliate our face on a regular basis but I think we forget to do the same with the rest of our body. I like to use a body scrub usually containing coco butter or coconut oil. But I recently picked up Shea Moisture’s Olive & Green Tea Extra Moisturizing Hand & Body Scrub w/Avocado (that’s a long name) and loved it! It smells divine and melts right into the skin. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells which is essential for keeping the skin looking healthy. This particular scrub lived up to the name, extra moisturizing, leaving my skin smooth and soft.
If you tend to neglect your skin (legs) during the winter time (guilty of that this year!) then you’re going to need A LOT of moisture. White scaly and dry skin ain’t cute! After exfoliating I like to slather coconut oil on my legs instead of shaving cream. It’s extra moisture that I know I need plus it never fails in giving me a nice clean shave. Plus, I love how soft my skin feels after too.
If you want and if needed, follow up with a moisturizer to lock everything in. My favorite is Nivea’s Q10 Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion. It contains Co-Enzyme Q10 Complex and Hydra-IQ which helps to tighten the skin, therefor helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. I like to apply it to my thighs, arms and stomach. Another favorite is the Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Body Lotion. It’s unde $5 and divine! It’s an old fave that never disappoints and lasts a long time.
USE THE RIGHT SHAVER
Razors that have a moisture strip of some kind are my go-to because they are much gentler on the skin. Recently I was introduced to Harry’s shavers which are specifically designed for shaving your face. Enter, the man in your life. These razors are bomb! Such a great design. They sent me a kit that included a foaming shave gel, post shave balm, and a booklet with tips for a smooth shave. My dude was pumped! Can’t you tell? 😆
Follow these tips and I’m sure you’ll be on your way to soft, healthy, smooth skin in no time! Let me know in the comments below your tips for smooth summer skin.