Say So Long To Stubble
It’s summertime and that means that it may be time to break out the ol' razor. So here are a few tips that will keep you short-shorts ready and stubble-free.
I know I talk about exfoliating a lot, but it is soooo important. Besides, this time it is exfoliating your legs and not your face. Totally different ballgame, people.
Exfoliating your legs will remove excess dead skin and reveal radiant skin underneath. You will want to do this about 5 minutes before shaving and opt for warm water to help soften hair follicles.
Don’t forget to use some sort of balm or cream to shave your legs. It’ll protect your skin from razor burn and makes sure that you have a smooth, close shave. I personally am not a huge fan of shaving cream because I feel they leave behind residue and make my legs feel super dry. Instead, I like to use hair conditioner or even a bar of soap that lathers up nicely.
I mean, duh. This locks in moisture and makes legs feel and look smoother. There are so many lotion and oils out there (Shadie offered up some specific recommendations in Lotions, Potions & Oils, Oh My!: My Favorite Skin-Soothing Solutions), but no matter which one you decide to slather all over your legs, be sure to apply it while your skin is still damp. My personal go-to is actually Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Skin Therapy.
I also highly suggest that you look into oiling yourself up with a Vitamin E oil, as this helps with healing skin issues, smoothing texture and can lighten up pigment issues (i.e. stretch marks or those annoying dark spots around hair follicles).
Now go get your razor and make those smooth legs happen. Or not. No pressure.