6 Top Tips For Getting Tip-Top Super Smooth Legs
It’s getting around to that time of the year again – the coats and woolly tights are being left at home, the evenings are getting brighter and the days milder, and the temptation of booking a summer holiday or even just baring those legs is almost too strong to resist.
While these are all great things (who doesn’t love the idea of spending two weeks in the sun?), one of the drawbacks is that you can no longer get away with not keeping your legs in tip-top condition. But it actually doesn’t have to be annoying or require a great deal of effort. Check out these simple tips and ways to keep that skin smooth and silky.
Consider laser hair removal
Out of all of the hair removal procedures available, laser hair removal is considered to be the handiest and most effective. Whilst some regrowth is to be expected, this treatment will keep your legs smoother for a considerably longer period of time than shaving or waxing, and it has also been found to reduce overall hair growth. (You will have to book a consultation to check your suitability for laser hair removal as it does work better on certain skin and/or hair types. Furthermore, a specialist will be able to tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs.)
Watch your water temperature when shaving
If you are going to use a razor to shave your legs, as with showering, make sure you use lukewarm water. Hot water tends to dry out your skin, potentially causing irritation and redness, while cold water will leave you attempting to shave legs that are covered in goosebumps (recipe for disaster!). If possible, take your time and soak your skin in the bath or shower for two or three minutes before taking a razor to your pins. This will help to remove any sweat and natural oils, making the process easier. Of course, don’t leave it too long, otherwise your skin will turn wrinkly. However, we are sure you will agree that all of this is a needless hassle, which is why laser hair removal is a far better, time-saving, cost-saving option.
Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise
We cannot stress the importance of moisturising your skin enough. It only takes 30 seconds every day (including those when you don’t shave) but the difference you’ll notice will last a lifetime, IF you persist with it.
Moisturising will not only prevent itching or irritation but it will also make your legs feel smooth and look fab. Exfoliation is also a worthwhile step to introduce into your routine. Removing dead skin cells will not only result in a closer shave but it will also keep your legs in great condition.
One of the main concerns people have when they consider laser hair removal is that it might hurt, but the discomfort experienced is only minimal, and the high-technology medical-grade coolant is used like an excellent moisturiser to avoid irritation.
Use a good razor and change the blade regularly
The saying is ‘a good workman never blames his tools’ but that’s not the case here. A good shaver can definitely blame a blunt or rusty razor. Determining when to replace yours will depend on the area and how often you shave. That means you could need a new one after three or 10 uses. The key is to keep an eye on your razor, which can become a breeding ground for bacteria, and your legs. If you notice rust on the blades, find that you are left with little red spots after defuzzing or experience any kind of discomfort, then you need to replace your razor immediately. For us, ditching the razor for good is an even better idea, when you consider what laser hair removal can offer.
Pat yourself dry rather than rubbing
You might be in a rush to get going once you’ve washed, but try to avoid rubbing yourself dry with the towel after a bath or shower. Patting the skin instead will help it to retain moisture, keeping it hydrated and rejuvenated whilst preventing flaky, dry skin (because that is the last thing you want in a gorgeous dress on a warm Saturday night). It’s a small thing but it’s also an easy change to make and it’s totally worth it.
Ditch the soap when it comes to shaving
Soap and water is a classic combo but unfortunately a bar of soap just won’t cut it when it comes to making your pins beach-worthy. You are far better opting for a moisturising shaving or shower gel as some soaps are known to have a drying effect on the skin. Using a product that lathers and hydrates well will make the shaving process much easier, give you a closer shave and could even make the results last a few days longer. We know, how amazing is that?
Shaving the right way is one approach to getting smooth and great looking legs for the summer, but it is a lot of hassle, takes time and a whole lot of money over the course of your lifetime. On the other hand, Laser Hair Removal is a great way of keeping those pins smoother for longer in preparation for that summer break away or for simply lounging around, feeling and looking great in the warmer months. Why not give it a try?
For more information or to enquire about a free consultation, get in touch with Thérapie Clinic on 1890 650 750 or book directly below.