For years and years, ladies have been trying to find the most effective method for soft, smooth, clean shaven legs. Now, there are many remedies all over the internet — especially on Pinterest — but I believe that I have compiled the perfect combination of these said methods with the perfect products to create legs so silky, you will likely run around to everyone you know.
Spring is around the corner, and I personally like to have my legs clean shaven when I wear shorts or dresses! So, it’s the perfect time to start using this method. (Of course, by no means is anyone required to shave their legs, or any other part of their body for that manner, but this is for the ladies — or men — who prefer to do so! Do whatever pleases you the most!)
Alright, enough talk, let’s get to it.
Go through your normal shower routine. Whatever this may be obviously varies from person to person, so there is no set way to do so!
Once you’ve completed your routine, it’s time to shave your legs. I know what you’re thinking – what about the steps to create the smooth and silky legs? Well, most of that comes afterwards.
The first thing you do is spread a shaving cream over your legs. But not just any shaving cream, use Equate’s — or Vaseline’s if you would rather have name brand, it works just the same — Moisture Care: Cocoa Divine Body Oil Gel. This stuff is MAGIC, not only is it a more affordable option to shaving creams, but this stuff smells delicious and is one of the few things that makes your legs so soft!
Once you apply this, shave with a men’s razor if possible! The blades get a much closer shave than any women’s razor I’ve used.
After shaving, comes what I think is the fun part (yeah, okay, I know shaving legs is not fun, but I’m trying here!).
Grab some sugar from the kitchen, as well as any type of oil — I prefer olive oil — and mix them together, 2 parts sugar to 1 part oil. I used a half cup of sugar and a quarter cup of oil and had quite a bit left over to save. (This tip was one I saw from tumblr user vialsofbrightforgettingpowders, and it works wonders.)
After mixing these two together, exfoliate your legs with these. Take your time with this, you’re in the process of buffing away the gross dead skin!
An optional part once you rinse off this scrub is to take your razor, or one of those cheap disposable ones, and shave over your legs again to remove the dead skin more closely. Be careful when doing this so you don’t cut yourself.
Next, you’re done with the shower, and need to dry off your legs. Once you do so, apply the Nivea Men’s Maximum Hydration: Moisturizing Post Shave Balm. This stuff will not only create softness, but it will also sooth your legs from any itching, prevent razor burn or razor bumps, and prevent ingrown hairs as well!
The Nivea moisturizer has an interesting consistency, so I usually opt for an optional step five — use your absolute favorite moisturizer over your legs once the Nivea has been absorbed.
I love Victoria’s Secret’s Hydrating Body Lotion in the scent Coconut Milk, but I believe it has been discontinued, so my next recommendation would be any deep moisturizer by Aveeno! They are gentle, have no scent, and are very hydrating.
That’s it, you’re done! I know this sounds like it’s very time consuming, or a lot of work, but I promise you that the results it yields are worth it.