Smooth, flawless legs shouldn’t be season-dependent. Whether it’s summer or winter, we should flaunt them all day every day.
But getting that perfect feel can be a tricky art, and we’re always searching for the best techniques to achieve it.
Luckily for you, we have put together the absolute best guide ever on how to get the smoothest possible skin on your legs, so that they can be admired everywhere, from a sunny beach to a New Year’s Eve party. Let’s get it!
The ultimate guide to getting smooth skin on your legs
We try our best to be humble, but on this occasion, we’d be doing ourselves a disservice if we said we didn’t have the most fantastic guide on the internet to getting smooth legs. I have personally used these techniques to get ready for beach season, and the other ladies in the office have also pitched in with their little tips.
So without further ado, here’s the guide that will improve your legs forever.
Step 1: Use a dry brush
Before you even consider whipping out the razor, shaving cream or jumping in a hot bath, you have some work to do.
The first step in any smooth leg routine is preparing the skin with a dry brush. Brushing your legs and massaging the skin as you go, helps to scrape away any surface-based dirt, muck, dry skin, and dead skin cells that have accumulated over time.
Also, the brushing sensation encourages increased blood circulation in the skin, which then stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is an essential protein that is one of the main building blocks behind healthy and youthful skin. It works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity, and promote skin cell turnover. Basically, it’s amazing.
Additionally, using a dry brush can also minimize the risk of ingrown hairs forming under the skin, which could then lead to irritation and pigmentation.
Step 2: Soak in a warm bath
Now the fun begins. Fill up your tub with warm water. We’re emphasizing warm water instead of hot for a reason, as hot water can actually irritate and damage the skin.
Take some time to relax and soak your body in the water for about 15 minutes. This will allow your skin to be gently washed, but also encourage the pores to loosen and open wider, which will help for the rest of the routine.
Step 3: Exfoliate
Once you’re sufficiently chilled out, get out of the bath and grab your favorite body exfoliator. A good exfoliator, or scrub, can work wonders for cleaning unwanted debris from the skin, clearing out pores, increasing skin cell turnover, and giving the legs a balanced tone.
First, scoop a generous amount into your hand and apply it to the ankles. Using circular motions, massage the scrub into the ankle skin and slowly progress further up the legs. Keep this up, applying more product as you go, until your legs from the thighs to the ankles have been completely covered.
Next, either hop back into the tub to gently rinse off the exfoliator or quickly step in the shower and use the shower head to thoroughly wash it off. Now, your legs should be primed and ready for the next stage.
Step 4: Hair removal
Make sure you have a brand-new, high-quality razor that is super sharp. Blunt razors can pull at hairs rather than giving them a swift slice, and we don’t want that.
Also, find a well-regarded shaving cream or oil to apply to all areas of the legs. This will make the entire shaving process much easier and more effective. Shaving oils and creams help lubricate the legs and protect the skin from any potential scratches or cuts.
Slowly use the razor to shave away the leg hair. Always shave in the direction of the hair growth, as shaving against the grain can lead to roughness, friction, ingrown hairs, and further irritation. Once you have shaved every area and are satisfied, carefully rinse the cream or oil from the skin with warm water.
Step 5: Moisturize
Finally, to add the cherry on top of the cake, it’s important to moisturize the legs with a suitable moisturizer.
Not only will moisturizer calm the skin and give it a wonderful soothing sensation, but it will also hydrate the skin, deliver vital water to the cells, and help to prevent dead cells and dry skin from accumulating. Any feelings of tightness should be relieved, and the legs will develop a beautiful, radiant glow.
Once you have applied a good moisturizer, the routine is finished, and your legs should be ultra-smooth and absolutely gorgeous.
Bonus step: Sun protection
If you want extra brownie points, using an SPF-rich product on your legs to complete the routine is recommended. Sun protection is often widely overlooked, but if you want to wear skirts to show off your new hot legs, you’ll need to shield the skin from the sun’s powerful UV rays with an effective sunscreen.
Trust us, there’s no point in making your legs perfect and smooth, only to get them sunburnt when you go outside. Do the smart thing and apply SPF, then the legs can remain redness-free, and stay beautiful.
Getting smooth skin on your legs is simply a matter of care, love, and affection. With our ultimate smooth legs routine above, you can achieve flawless legs that will make jaws drop.
Enjoy the process, then go out and slay!