It is warm and humid right now and it is only going to getting warmer when the summer sets in properly. Now that you have the perfect opportunity to bring out your shorts, dresses, skirts, capris and bathing suits and flaunt them along your legs, then why not do so by ensuring that your legs look as good as you and the outfit you choose.
Getting smooth and silky legs is definitely attainable. Just continue reading below and unfold some secrets to get off hair from your legs for a longer period of time that have been tried and tested by famous fashionistas and runaway models.
1. Exfoliate Your Legs:
Yes, you read it right. Exfoliating is not a process limited in getting soft facial skin but also smooth legs. Exfoliating your legs before shave will help you get rid of dead and dried skin cells of your legs, open up your hair roots and also aid in getting a closer shave.
To get those velvety soft legs you can either go for exfoliating scrubs that are readily available in the market or try making scrubs at home which are equally effective.
Home-made scrubs from sugar and lemon, sugar and olive oil and sugar, oil and lemon juice are quite popular and effectual for exfoliating legs. Besides these, there are a bunch of other recipes that are accessible online.
For exfoliating your legs, all you need to do is first soak your legs in warm water for around 5 minutes, massage your legs with the scrub (from top to bottom and vice versa )and then rinse it off with water. A lot of women have sworn that exfoliating legs before shaving gives a smoother, shiny and closer shave.
2. Shaving or Waxing?
You ask any woman who waxes at home or visits a beauty parlour for the said job and she will vouch for the fact that waxing is painful. But a little bit of pain to attain smooth and hair-free legs for longer days can be guaranteed only by waxing and not by shaving. This is because waxing removes hair from its roots rather than its shaft (which happens while shaving).
However, if you opt for the shaving method then you need to know the right technique. First and foremost go for a three or more than three blade lady’s razor than a single blade razor. This ensures that the hair is removed properly from your legs while lessening chances of nasty cuts. Applying a shaving lotion/cream to your legs before shaving is necessary. Follow this up by first shaving your legs from knee to ankle and then vice versa. While shaving use lukewarm or cool water instead of hot or ice-cold water.
3. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize … It is Essential:
There have been many queries and misconceptions amongst ladies around the world regarding moisturizing legs before shaving to attain smoothness. Well, for a matter of fact one should NOT moisturize BEFORE shaving, as it clogs skin pores, making it difficult to attain soft hairless legs, irrespective of the method used.
The key aspect to get smooth legs for a longer time is to moisturize your legs regularly after bath. It is not just after waxing or shaving but one must daily moisturize legs after getting out of a bath or shower to ensure that the shaft of your leg hairs do not sprout quickly and your legs look silky.
One great moisturizer that you can find in the kitchen is olive oil. Olive oil is a natural moisturizer and is highly effective during humid season. Apply and massage your legs with olive oil at night and rinse it off thoroughly during shower the next day. Regular usage of olive oil as a moisturiser shows great results.