Skinny Tips: DIY Summer Leg Exfoliator

Summer is coming which means it’s time to show off your gorgeous gams!  Did you know that if you exfoliate before shaving you get a closer shave, therefore creating a silky smooth surface that is heaven to the touch? With summer at our heels, we are all about getting our legs sundress-ready with one of our favorite DIYs!  This easy leg exfoliator will take you just a few minutes to put together before your next bath or shower and you will definitely be pleased with the results!
summer leg exfoliator




1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil (You can use any oil you like including olive oil, coconut oil, baby oil, and yes, SkinOwl’s Argan Oil, etc.)
3 tablespoons citrus juice (lemon or lime)




Mix everything together in a container (we recommend something non-breakable and waterproof so that you can take it in the bath or shower with you).
Soak your legs in the tub for 5 minutes. Or if you’re taking a shower, wash and condition your hair first, then after your legs have had a chance to soak for a few minutes, apply the mixture to your legs and rub it in.


The abrasiveness of the sugar rubs off all the dirt and dead skin, the lemon juice works as a mild skin peel revealing brighter, smoother skin, and, of course, the olive oil penetrates deep into the skin and provides long-lasting moisture.


Rub the mixture all over your legs and let it sit for a few minutes, rinse, and REPEAT! Yep, do it again. Rub mixture all over legs (and feet!)…shave….and rinse again. This time you might want to use a mild soap to get some of the oil off. Or not. Your preference. (Note: make sure the bottom of the shower is oil-free when you are done so the next person in doesn’t get a slippery surprise!)
When you get out of the bath or shower, put lotion on and enjoy your silky smoooooooth legs!


Source: One Good Thing




  1. Maureen Ostrom
    Sunday, November 3, 2013 / 7:57 am

    Love it! Made my daughter rub it in after a soak when she had very sore feet after work-really soothing and invigorating!

    • TheSkinOwl
      Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / 9:23 am

      Love to hear this Maureen! Mostly now that it’s winter, we have a feeling this will be a winter-time special :) Thanks for the comment and a happy holiday to you and your family!

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