Beauty Edition: Smooth Legs

by Melissa

  • When resting elevate your feet to improve circulation, this helps to lower the risk of getting unsightly veins like spider veins.

  • Wait until after you shower to shave as it softens the skin and gets smoother results.

  • Exfoliate before shaving, this gets away the dead skin allowing for a closer shave.

  • Hair Conditioner works great for using to shave your legs.

  • Men’s shaving cream is cheaper and the same as women’s, opt for the mens.

  • Look for a razor blade with a lubricated strip, a pivoting head and multiple blades (3-5) to provide the best shave.

  • Make sure that you change your blade and cartridges on a regular basis, dull blades can lead to nicks and cuts, which can in turn lead to infection.

  • Apply a good moisturiser after you shave your legs, preferably a fragrance free one as some fragrance lotions sting and can cause a rash to freshly shaven legs.

  • If you really hate shaving, you can consider using a hair removal cream. I would only recommend this to someone who has no skin sensitivity issues as the one time I tried this was a nightmare for me. My legs burned for days!

What do you do to get smooth and silky legs?

 

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The beauty edition of Tip Tuesday has come to an end. I’m not sure what I’ll throw together for next Tuesday but I’m sure I’ll think of something. I hope you all enjoyed these beauty tips and have a fresh new self to show for it. haha! 😉

 
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Callie September 11, 2012 - 5:45 PM

Hi! I just popped over from a linky party, fun to see your blog! I wanted to chime in with my favorite silky legs tips: 1) Learn to wax instead of shave. It takes some work to learn, but youtube and friends can help and my legs are soo much silkier now that I don’t have shaving bumps. and 2) Use a good lotion – I like L’Oreal’s daily tinted moisturizer. Evens out my skin tone and texture. I’m not paid by them or anything – haha – just wanted to share what works for me! 🙂

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Melissa September 11, 2012 - 6:26 PM

I have never tried the waxing method. It just seems painful to me. haha! Although, i’m sure it lasts much longer than shaving and has it’s benefits to learning how to do it.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Jayme and Mendi September 11, 2012 - 8:09 PM

I need to remember to exfoliate sometimes before shaving!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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Lizzums - BeneBelle September 13, 2012 - 8:15 PM

My legs just really itched after hair removal creams D:
I use a scrub on my legs, but it leaves an oily film, so I then use a showergel and wash with a shower puff and they’re soft and smooth, then I shave and slather on a body butter afterwards. Especially my knees. I have horrible spider veins. I’m almost 21! *gulp* But I spent a long time bed bound so.. can’t be helped! Trying to use body butter more now. Appearance has gotten a little bit better after scrubbing and stuff! Fantastic post!

Lizzums x
http://benebelle.com

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Melissa September 14, 2012 - 1:45 PM

My mom passes down the horrible spider veins to me. *joy* … I don’t have them really bad right now but I wouldn’t doubt if I don’t get them in the future. I meant to give her some cream that I got to see if it helped them. If you are interested in checking it out it’s called Vita K for spider veins.

xoxo,
Melissa

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