I’ll never forget first learning how to shave as a young girl. It was a big deal to me at the time and it meant I had arrived (or so I thought) into womanhood. Back then I shaved with bar soap. It worked for what little hair I had on my legs, but the older I got, I noticed bar soap wasn’t going to cut it.
I also remember in my teen years always being in a hurry and realizing I needed to shave right before heading out the door to go swimming with friends. What does a sixteen year old girl do when she forgets to shave and she’s in a hurry? Yep. Dry shave. Ugh and ouch!
Now that I am slightly older than sixteen (ahem), if I were to dry shave I would feel it and see it for weeks. From dead skin (I know, gross) to skin that needs to be taken care of more gently, I now have a routine that works for me and results in nice smooth legs for summer.
My husband and I are planning a small 20th anniversary trip in June. We’re thinking of visiting a winery (or three) and possibly staying in a bed and breakfast somewhere kind of local. I think this dress, which shows off my nice smooth legs, will be perfect for our trip. Now if I could just get a tan!
I was recently asked by Schick® to share how I Rock My Legs. Are you ready to Rock Your Legs and get them summer ready? Let’s do this.
Four Steps to Smooth Legs for Summer
Just like I preach about exfoliating the skin on your face, your legs are begging for it too. I exfoliate before I shave with a body brush to get rid of dead skin cells. Have you ever shaved your legs and saw your razor was clogged up with something? That’s dead skin and by exfoliating first, you remove those and get a closer, smoother shave. Try it! It only takes a minute and once you do, you’ll never want to skip this step again.
2. Use shave gel
Prepping your legs with a quality shave gel, such as Skintimate® shaving gel, is key to a great shave. There are so many reasons to use a shave gel! It helps to prevent nicks and cuts. It helps give you a closer shave. It helps to moisturize your legs. It helps you to keep track of where you shaved.
I prefer a gel because of it’s moisturizing effect and I like the way it glides on my legs. I’ve used Skintimate® shaving gel for years, and handed down the brand love to my daughter when she started shaving.
3. Choose the right razor
This is important. I’ve used razors in the past that have torn up my legs or just didn’t get the job done. You know…the job of getting rid of leg hair!
My preference is Schick® Quattro for Women® Disposables. I’ve noticed when I use these, I can skip a day or two between shaving. They give me long lasting smoothness and are perfect for my sensitive skin.
Schick® Quattro and Skintimate® shaving gel are one powerful combo for smooth legs. I picked up both of these at my local Randalls.
4. Moisturize right after you get out of the shower
I like to put a light lotion on when my skin is still damp after getting out of the shower. It gives my legs a nice shine and helps them to look really healthy. Between exfoliating, the moisturizing effects of the shave gel, choosing the right razor and then applying lotion after I get out of the shower, I am so ready to Rock My Legs!
Whether you’re headed for a night out or attending a big event, just remember: Ready, Shave, Shine:
-Ready: Prep your legs for a great shave with moisturizing Skintimate® shave gel
-Shave: Choose the right Schick® razor for you!
-Shine: Seize the Day and Rock Your Legs!
How do smooth legs and free movie tickets sound? My husband knows one way to my heart is taking me to the movies. Here’s a fantastic movie offer you won’t want to miss:
- Buy: $10 worth of participating Schick Hydro® or Skintimate® women’s shave product
- Snap: Snap a picture of your receipt and send it via text or email to: SchickMov@uploadreceipt.com or go to uploadreceipt.om/shickskintimatemovie by 7/15/16 to enter.
- Get: A code via text or email, and redeem this code for an e-Movie Cash™ ticket at uploadreceipt.com/schickskintimatemovie by 7/31/16
Do you have any tips for getting your legs summer ready? Do share!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick® . The opinions and text are all mine.