Post-Shave Products for Soft & Smooth Legs
Let’s face it: We do a lot to keep our skin soft and smooth. From exfoliating regularly to slathering ourselves in lotion, it takes time and effort to keep our skin looking and feeling its best. One instance, in particular, where we need not lose momentum is after shaving. Yes, kicking stubble to the curb can leave behind a temporary smooth-skin feel, but it can be amplified (and prolonged!) with the right product application after the fact. Ahead, we’re sharing a handful of skin hydrators that can keep your legs feeling soft and smooth post-shave!
Not only can body oil hydrate the skin, it can also impart a healthy-looking glow which is exactly what we’re looking for when showing off our legs! There are a wide range of body oils available out there, but one of our favorites is Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil. This multi-purpose oil—with Moroccan Argan Oil, naturally-derived emollients, antioxidants and essential fatty acids—helps to smooth skin while providing a radiant sheen and silky feel. What’s more, it’s instantly absorbent so you can head out the door quickly post-shave. Another body oil we can’t get enough of? Carols Daughter’s Almond Cookie Dry Oil Spray. This fragranced oil—think: sweet marzipan meets tonka bean and warm vanilla—leaves the skin smelling deliciously sweet and feeling soft.
A CREAMY HYDRATING LOTION
Do you prefer a traditional lotion a body oil? No problem! La Roche-Posay’s Lipikar Body Milk—formulated with the brand’s mineralizing water—is a lipid-replenishing body lotion that helps combat dryness and hydrates the skin. The formula—which contains shea butter, glycerin, antioxidant-rich thermal spring water, and soothing bisabolol—offers lasting hydration for up to 24 hours, making it an all-around great post-shave option.
A BODY JELLY
Body jelly, specifically Carols Daughter Body Jelly, contains an assortment of skin-loving ingredients— jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and soy oil just to name a few—and can help alleviate dry skin, improve texture, and enhance the skin’s suppleness. Plus, it is formulated without parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, and artificial colors. (Hear that, sensitive skin types?)
Top tip: Carols Daughter’s Body Jelly is not only great for use on freshly-shaven legs. It can also be used to tame unruly eyebrows and nourish dry cuticles.
What better time to use a self-tanning product than immediately after shaving and exfoliating? This will help the product glide on smoothly and reduce the risks of blotchiness. One of our favorite self-tanners is L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee. The lightweight self-tanning gelee can provide the skin with a burst of hydration, while promoting a natural-looking, streak-free faux glow.