It's Floral Dress Season! Here's How to Get Your Legs EXTRA Smooth
Spring is here! And that means swapping out your jeans and fuzzy cardigans for sleeveless shirts and floral dresses. Yay!
Since your legs have been in hibernation for the past few months, they’re probably in need of a little TLC to get them smooth and glowing again.
If you’re into hair removal, and you’re desperate to get your legs looking EXTRA smooth and gleaming this spring, read on to hear our specialized shaving and skincare routine for your legs.
#1: Exfoliate ‘Em
Skin that’s been covered for months usually looks a little dull and depleted. The first step to super smooth legs is buffing with a quality exfoliant. This will loosen dead skin cells, boost circulation, and lift hairs — creating a clean, smooth base for shaving while offering instant glow. You’ll especially want to exfoliate if you’re prone to post-shave ingrown hairs and razor burn, as it will prep skin for an easy, irritation-free razor glide.
Choose a power buffer like Rainbow’s Shine Shave Body Polish Scrub. It’s infused with coconut milk, vanilla, and vitamin E to buff, soften, and moisturize every follicle for an irresistibly smooth shave.
#2: Lather Up + Shave
Now that the warm weather is here, you want your legs to look their best under your cute new shirt dress or floral print A-line. Prevent razor bumps and ingrowns from getting in the way by slathering on a nourishing shave cream prior to putting razor to skin. This will provide slip for the razor so that it easily glides and removes hair, without causing friction, which often results in redness and irritation.
“Shaving cream is so important because it helps to soften hairs, making it easier to remove them close to the skin’s surface,” says dermatologist Jennifer Chwalek, MD.
Reach for Rainbow’s Smooth Shave Butter, a rich and fluffy formula that softens coarse hair and skin for a non-irritating, super close shave. You can also use it for shaving other areas of your body like your face, underarms, and bikini line.
Of course, if waxing is more your thing, go for it!
#3: Treat Discoloration
If you’re dealing with dark spots, scars, or discolored patches on your legs, deal with them immediately using Rainbow’s Illuminate Body Serum. Pineapple and retinol work in tandem in this formula to buff away dead skin, speed cell turnover, boost collagen production, and ultimately fade discoloration.
In addition to lightening dark spots and scars, this silky serum can also improve skin texture for softer, smoothing-feeling legs. Think of it as a body oil — only way more lightweight and flash-absorbing. You get all the benefits and none of the grease!
#4: Apply a Mask
Another effective route for brightening skin and refining texture is slathering your legs with an exfoliating mask like Rainbow’s Glow Body Mask. Formulated with glycolic acid and bakuchiol to sweep away dead skin, unclog pores, and protect skin from environmental stressors for your shiniest stems EVER.
Your legs will gleam under your fave mini dress or sundress when you start including this mask in your daily skincare routine. That said, if you’re stuck for time, you’ll still see a visible improvement right from your first masking session with this glossy, jelly-textured formula.
Daily moisturizing is essential for keeping skin smooth, supple, and soft while supporting skin barrier function. If you want satin-y smooth legs, aim to moisturize at least once a day — twice would be optimum. And apply after showering so your skin absorbs all the product’s vitamins and nutrients.
Skin looks its best when its well hydrated. Even if you’re covering your legs with trousers, tights, a midi dress, or maxi dress, it’s nevertheless important to regularly moisturize in order for your skin to stay strong and healthy. And don’t just limit it to your legs. Your daily body lotion should be covering your entire body!
Try Rainbow’s Hydrate Moisturizing Body Butter which blends coconut with vanilla, shea butter, and jojoba oil to deeply condition skin, defend against dryness, and leave skin soft to the touch.
#6: Layer on the SPF
Rocking a T-shirt dress tomorrow? Or maybe you’re planning to dress up for a fancy date and a ruffle chiffon is your outfit of choice? Wear whatever suits your mood. Just make sure you apply plenty of sunscreen to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays. Of course, if you’re going out in the evening you won’t need it, but those daytime ventures definitely demand it.
Failing to protect your skin from UV rays can lead to dark spots, roughness, and all kinds of other nasty effects. Even if you’re wearing long sleeves, a blazer, and jeans, you should still be applying to any areas of exposed skin — like your face or skin exposed from a low cut neckline. It will make a huge difference to the appearance and health of your skin!
#7: Use a Hyaluronic Acid Serum
“Hyaluronic acid is a fantastic ingredient for skin wherever it is—face or body,” says Rebecca Bennett, Johnson & Johnson skincare expert. It holds up to a thousand times its own weight in water and helps replenish dehydrated skin to help it feel smoother, bouncier and more comfortable.”
It’s also suitable for most skin types. And HA beginners with sensitive skin won’t have to worry about annoying side effects, as it’s a very gentle and nourishing ingredient. And the icing on the cake? It’s perfect for applying to sunburned skin thanks to its soothing and rehydrating effects.
Everything you need for extra smooth legs is right here in this bottle of Rainbow’s Hydrate Serum, a formula loaded with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5.
Time to bring out those floral dresses, beauty babes! Now you’ve got the 7-step formula for extra smooth legs, you can step out this spring looking smooth, sparkly, and utterly fierce.
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