Hello Everyone! Today I will be talking to you all about how I remove hair from my body. Now, I typically do not shave anymore (we will get into that shortly). But I will lead you through how I do everything and what I use to get super smooth legs that lasts me a week. If you guys have any suggestions of what I should try next, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you:)
Now, before I begin, I want to mention that these products work for me. I’m not 100% sure if they will work for anyone else but I just thought I would share my experience with my hair removal routine to help anyone eager to try new things out. Whenever I would shave my legs with an actual razor I would either cut my skin, or get bumps, or razor burn, or all three. My legs do not like razors at all.
Before you do anything, make sure to always exfoliate. I don’t aim for a harsh exfoliation, but I just try to get some of the dead skin off and the hair raised a little bit more before I begin my hair removal process. The tree hut exfoliators work for me really well and not to mention, they smell absolutely amazing and are budget friendly.
Once I have exfoliated the first time, I dry my legs and give them time to breathe a bit. I usually try to exfoliate in the morning and let my legs breathe throughout the day so they don’t get irritated. After at least 4 hours, it’s time for hair removal! Now I shave other parts of my body with a razor, just not my bikini area or my legs. I use Nair. Nair works absolute wonders for me and I honestly think that it’s so much easier than shaving. I put on a nice, thick layer on and let it sit for 7-10 minutes. Now, you need to remember to be very careful with Nair, I always put my hair up in a bun and wash my hands extremely well after using it. While I wait for the Nair to be done, I usually remove my makeup, apply a face mask, do my eyebrows, etc. Once my timer has gone off, I usually turn on my shower and grab a washcloth. I typically buy a pack of washcloths at Target or Walmart for a few dollars and use them strictly for this just so I don’t ruin anything else. I personally find it a lot easier to use a washcloth than anything else. I wet my washcloth and begin to wipe off the Nair. Don’t worry if there is still hair on your legs, we will fix that in a second.
Once all of the Nair is off your legs, it is time for a deep exfoliation. Now, if you suffer from razor bumps like me, exfoliating before and after hair removal is so important. I usually have exfoliation gloves and the exfoliator that I mentioned before to follow through with this next step. I put on the gloves and put some exfoliator on my hands and gently rub it into my legs. This will get rid of any remaining hair that the washcloth did not get. I do not do this to my bikini area because it is super gentle, I just wipe the Nair off with a washcloth when doing the bikini area!
After you exfoliate, feel free to go in with a moisturizing body wash to give your legs some life again. I use a baby soap because I feel that it gives me a lot more moisture than other soaps. I also have super sensitive skin so this helps so much when it comes to soothing irritated skin!
Moisturization is so incredibly important after shaving. I always hit my skin with some baby oil and heavy duty moisturizer after the shower to ensure that my legs are good to go. I find when I skip this step that my skin tends to crack and flake (not cute). After you moisturize you are all set!
If you would like to know the particular products I use to moisturize my skin, please let me know! I would love to hear from you guys! Thank you so much for reading:)