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!
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