Ever notice that celebs walking down the red carpets seem to have the smoothest legs ever? As we get closer to the spring and summer months, we’re going to be exposing our legs more often. Most of us have had our legs covered for quite a few months now and when we begin wearing shorts and skirts without tights it can take some getting used to. Of course, many of us also tend to feel like our legs aren’t looking quite as smooth as we’d like since they’ve been covered up for a bit. We know you want to know how to get super smooth legs for the spring and summer, so we’re sharing our tips with you now.
Make Sure Your Skin Is Soft Before Shaving
Naturally, getting those super smooth legs means you’re going to want to get as close of a shave as possible. Sometimes, it can seem like regardless of how great your razor is you can’t get that really close shave, right? Well according to many experts it could be because you haven’t allowed your skin to get soft yet. One of the best tricks to really getting that close shave is to allow your skin to get soft first. How exactly do you do that? Allow your skin to get wet in the shower/bath before shaving. Wash your hair first to give your skin a bit of time to get softened in the water. When your skin is softer it will allow you to get a much closer shave. Additionally, make sure that you’re shaving with the direction of your hair – this allows you to avoid getting razor burn and a closer shave as well.
You’ve probably heard about exfoliating the skin on your face to remove dead skin cells and help get a smoother surface on your skin…but have you applied that same knowledge to your legs? Exfoliating is such a powerful way to get smooth skin – for your legs, too! So often people forget that the skin on our legs is similar to our face in that it needs to be exfoliated to remove those dead skin cells to have a smoother surface. Experts suggest that you can exfoliate your legs 2-3 times per week. You’ll want to do this in the shower for the best results – but the results will be pretty amazing when you get into the routine!
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
It’s no secret that your skin needs moisture to be healthy. That rule applies to the skin on your legs as well. If you want truly smooth legs, you need to make moisturizing a consistent habit for yourself. Applying moisturizer to your legs is going to help keep the skin hydrated, moisturized and healthy – giving you much smoother looking legs. Experts suggest making it a habit to apply moisturizer to your legs on a consistent basis (morning and evening is best). However, in addition to the typical routine you’ll also want to make sure that you apply moisturizer after you shave and exfoliate your skin – doing so will really soak up the moisture and get your legs looking and feeling super smooth.