Monday, 24 February 2014

Super Smooth Legs

Are you tired of having a pair of prickly cacti for legs? Do you wish you could see your reflection in your pins? Fear not! I have come up with the perfect formula for beautifully smooth legs.


So to start with, you're going to need a good exfoliating scrub such as the one I've chosen here from Lush called Rub Rub Rub. This is to slough away all those dead skin particles and it needs to be particularly gritty to ensure for a proper exfoliation. Rub Rub Rub contains sea salt so this is absolutely perfect but also moisturisers to make sure the skin isn't dried out.


Because later on you will be using baby oil to shave your legs, I would recommend doing this by straddling a sink as baby oil can be quite dangerous in the shower (it makes the floor really slippy). Equally you could just prop your leg on the side of the bath, I just like to show off my athletic ability (ahem).


I promise I'm not diseased
 So now you have washed away those dead skin cells (NICE) it's time for the baby oil. Obviously any kind of baby oil is fine to use and if you were really desperate you could probably even use olive oil, this just would smell horrible on your legs. Instead baby oil makes them smell like talc! Squeeze a good measure into the palm of your hand and rub this onto your whole leg. The beauty of baby oil is that it sort of stays on the skin and emulsifies, providing a perfect surface for your razor to work on.


Shave against the grain
 Finally, once you have shaved and rinsed your legs once more to get rid of any rogue hairs you can get to the moisturising stage. Again, this is a step where you can pretty much use any kind of body butter or moisturiser. I have chosen the new Vaseline Spray and Go moisturiser as I hate the feeling of sticky legs with other moisturisers (can I say moisturiser any more times?!) so this just sinks straight into my skin and allows me to get changed straight away. I really love the Cocoa Radiant version as it smells DELICIOUS and the added cocoa butter helps my dry skin.


So there we have it! You now have legs so smooth that dolphins will be jealous.


I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post! If you would like to see any more like this then let me know!


Emily

6 comments:

  1. Haha this made me laugh. I can't wait for dolphins to be jealous of my legs, I just can't :D
    LOL xxx

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    1. LOLOL good :D I know they'll be challenging you to a water duel ;)

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  2. HA this post was great. That scrub looks awesome does it have a distinct smell to it?

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    1. Thank you so much! It does have quite a distinct smell, but it's a nice one :). It's kind of a lemon-y pine smell. People liken it to the smell of bleach (as in toilet bleach) but I think it's a really nice scent :) and it's the best exfoliator I've ever used!

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  3. Ahhhh I love the feeling of freshly shaved legs. Although I can't be bothered to properly take care of my legs most of the time...

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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    1. Haha me too! That's why it is such a treat when I eventually get round to it! :')
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