With winter and fall
just around the corner, it’s time to make a concerted effort to
keep your legs smooth. Colder, dryer weather can make it even more
difficult to keep moisture in your skin, so finding additional
techniques to keep your skin hydrated and healthy will go a long way.
It’s better to start now and take preventative measures to keep
skin healthy, then try to reverse cracked, dry skin once colder
weather prevails. For the best winter skin hacks, check out these 7
amazing techniques for keeping your legs smooth.
One of the biggest
reasons the skin on our legs looks so patchy and brittle during
winter is due to a build up on dry, dead skin cells. Exfoliating will
get rid of dead skin cells and help you get closer to the hair
follicle when shaving. Coffee, sugar or apricot make great
ingredients for DIY scrubs.
During the winter,
it is imperative that you moisturize frequently at peak times.
Contrary to popular belief, it does not make your legs smoother if
you moisturize before shaving. It only clogs your pores and makes it
harder for your razor to reach the hair. Moisturize directly after
washing to lock in the most hydration and deter new stubble. Try body
butters for an extra luxurious feel.
Make sure you always
shave upwards, even if that means going against the grain of how your
hair grows. Additionally, it may be tempting to just use your body
soap to shave with; but using a product design specifically for
shaving will make a huge difference in your skin’s softness.