Don't Shave Your Legs Without Reading This First!
Posted by Nitya Uppal in Skin Care
To be very honest, shaving isn’t our favourite way to get rid of unwanted body hair. More often than not it results in ingrown hair, encourages thicker growth and sometimes leaves your legs feeling dry and itchy. We know, we aren’t making a good case for shaving but we’re very aware that when you’re getting ready for a big event and decide at the very last minute to wear that new short Zara dress you recently picked up, you have no choice but to resort to using that razor. No matter how much we dislike shaving, we have to admit it is the easiest, cheapest, quickest and the most painless way to get rid of those pesky strays. With shaving, there is no need to make an appointment at your salon, or spend your hard earned cash on this task. Hence we’ve compiled a list of the top beauty tips to help make shaving a pleasant experience. So use the following tips and tricks to avoid possible ingrown hair and irritable skin!
1. Exfoliate First
Whether you’re thinking about tanning your body or getting rid of your body hair - all good things start with exfoliating your skin from head to toe. This step is especially important since dead skin cells then don’t clog the razor being used. Use Clinique's Exfoliating Scrub £20.00, a water-based exfoliator that is perfect for achieving smooth, radiant skin. The refreshing scrub effectively sloughs away dead skin cells, polishing the skin to decongest pores and add radiance to your skin. Your complexion feels refined and looks soft whilst being perfectly prepped for the upcoming hair removal session.
2. Lather Up Wisely
Now for shaving, one of the most important decisions is picking up the right product to lather up your body. Avoid using soaps since they have a tendency to dry up your skin, but instead go for a creamy body wash or shaving cream.
3. Soothe Your Skin
post-shaving care is as important as prepping your skin. Guinot’s After Hair Removal Body Gel £27.50 is an amazing product to soothe your skin once you have successfully shaved your legs. Not only does it provide your skin with some much-needed comfort, but also eliminates the ingrown hair while hydrating your skin, leaving it feeling soft. Its formula has been developed to discourage the process of hair growth which means a lesser need to shave in the future!
Even if you decided not to invest in a post hair removal calming gel, we highly recommend giving your body a good pampering session. A product we love is Perricone MD’s Deep Moisture Therapy £71.00 as its antioxidant-based cream is designed to hydrate, nourish and repair skin. This antioxidant powerhouse delivers an intense surge of soothing moisture nourishment to relieve dry, irritable skin. After the first application, skin feels smooth, velvety soft. Another option that is more economical and also works wonders is Cowshed’s Quinoa Hydrating Daily Moisturiser £32.00. After a shaving session, massage your skin with this light daily moisturiser. It contains quinoa extract that hydrates, softens and smoothes the skin.
In the summer months there is nothing quite like bronzed, hair-free toned legs to flaunt with the colourful, summer wardrobe. We can all agree on the fact that hair removal is a chore that is vehemently ignored till the very last minute. When you need to get prepped and ready to show off some skin, use our tips and tricks to achieve lust-worthy legs.
Now that we’ve given you 3 top shaving tips for the smoothest summer legs, read about how to sport beautiful sun-kissed skin all year round here.
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