Smooth Legs Có Tốt Không


If your beauty routine includes shaving, you know there’s a big difference between buttery soft skin and sandpaper stubble. But even if you don’t want khổng lồ rely on a razor to lớn get the job done, you can still get soft, smooth legs. Here are 11 ways to keep your legs smooth as silk.

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If you want smoother legs, forget the trang chủ remedies và folklore. It’s all about your tools & technique.

With the help of a few scientific studies, here are 11 tips for healthy & hairless legs.

1. Use shaving cream or gel, not soap

Shaving cream does things that soap can’t compete with. It softens your hairs, making them easier lớn shave close khổng lồ the surface of your skin. Formulas with vitamin E, olive oil, lanolin, & colloidal oatmeal are a safe bet. Vitamin E —with its antioxidant properties — proves to lớn be a particularly potent boost for hair softness.

Soap, on the other hand, has little to lớn none of that softening function. Since soap’s used for deep cleaning your hair & skin, it can make your hair more brittle, và brittle hair resists a closer shave.

2. Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate!

Exfoliate your skin before you get into the bath or shower to shave your legs. When your skin’s dry, the rough dead cells on its surface khung a pretty gnarly type of armor that stops moisturizer sinking in and doing its job.

Next time you’re shopping for skin care, look for glycolic & lactic acid — key ingredients in exfoliating lotion. Both are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). These get rid of dead skin và clean out your pores.

If you’re really looking for a deep cleanse, you might also want lớn exfoliate again after you’ve shaved.

3. Sunscreen is for your legs, too

Some people forget khổng lồ put sunscreen on their legs even in the sunniest weather.

If you’ve been exfoliating & removing your skin’s natural protections from the sun’s harmful rays, sunscreen becomes even more important. Have you ever heard of silky-smooth sunburnt legs?

In the long term, too much unprotected exposure to strong sunlight risks damaging your skin. You could over up with far bigger problems than coarse legs when you neglect proper skin care. So suit up!

4. Act fast with your post-shower body toàn thân cream

Using a toàn thân cream with moisturizing ingredients lượt thích shea butter, ceramides, & lanolin helps lock water into your pores.

Apply your body cream as soon as you get out of the shower so you retain as much moisture as possible before your skin begins lớn dry.

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Skin on your legs dries out quicker than on the rest of your body. So if you want to keep ‘em soft, strike when they’re at peak moistness. & be generous with how much you apply! Chances are, you won’t get buttery smooth legs by being stingy with your body toàn thân cream.

5. Use a gentler body toàn thân wash

Some cleansers really kick your skin’s butt by removing all your skin’s natural oils alongside the grime và sweat. In the long run, that’s robbing your skin of its built-in softness and protection.

Switching to lớn creamy body toàn thân washes packed with argan, almond, or coconut oil can help. These gentler products work with your skin rather than nuking it. Never throw the baby out with the bathwater. Lock in your body’s precious natural oils.

6. Body toàn thân oil gives you softer legs while you sleep

Oil và water aren’t friends — they don’t mix. That makes oil a great security guard for when water wants to lớn escape from your body. A coat of body oil over your water-based moisturizers can protect your baby-smooth skin day và night!

If you put a layer of body toàn thân oil over your lotioned legs, the oil makes a barrier that prevents you from losing the most beneficial effects of the body cream — and the oil even locks in more moisture. That means softer legs in the morning!

Body oil also can safeguard your moisturizers from rubbing off. When you sleep, your body toàn thân cream rubs off on your sheets, aided by the sweat of your rising toàn thân temperature. So lock the moisture in with some body oil!

7. Give rough patches more love

Some bits of your legs simply bởi vì more work than others. Your knees hinge và chafe all day while your shin stays still. Hard-working areas, (like your knees và heels) build up more dead skin than others.

After you’ve showered and your skin is loosened up a bit, give those areas an extra bit of love with an oil-based body toàn thân scrub. That will take off the most dead skin possible & give every inch of your legs the best possible chance of smoothness.

8. Learn to love hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a supercharged moisturizer that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Your toàn thân naturally produces it, but we start producing less & less of it as we age. That’s one contributing factor lớn skin losing its smoothness over time.

If you have dry skin, moisturizers with HA can be a lifesaver. Even if you don’t always struggle with dryness, it provides exceptional surface-level hydration.

9. Shave in the evening, not the morning

Fun fact: Your legs swell ever so slightly while you sleep due to your body’s increased temperature. That swelling can cover the base of the hairs on your legs. If you shave in the morning, your toàn thân will cool & that slight swelling will go down, revealing the bristly hairs that you missed.

Instead, shave your legs at night lớn guarantee the smoothest và tightest shave possible.

10. Go down before you go up

You might have been told that you get a closer shave when you go against the grain — up your leg rather than down. This is true, but if you haven’t shaved in a few days, you increase your risk of cuts & skin irritation by shaving upward first.

If your leg hairs are slightly longer than they usually get, give yourself a quick shave down your leg first. This will take the majority of the length off, & you can then shave upward (against the grain) khổng lồ get the closest end result.

11. Replace razor blades regularly

Throw a little retirement các buổi tiệc nhỏ for your rusty old razor. It’s not doing you or your skin any favors!

The more you use your razor blade, the more stubble & dead skin builds up on it. The oils, creams, và moisturizers you use will start working on the hairs on the blade instead of your legs. A clean, sharp new blade leaves nowhere for those products to go but onto your legs where they need lớn be.

Besides, new razors cut closer and with less risk of irritation & cuts. It’s a no-brainer, really. Và speaking of your razor…