Spring legs in a flash
If there's one thing that unites all women, it's that during the winter months we tend to neglect our leg shaving routine. Why bother when your pins are hidden under tights or trousers? But as the sun starts poking its head out again, it's time to reach for the razor. And while the humble shaving blade is still doing a marvellous job on the de-fuzzing front, there are also other options available for perfectly smooth legs.
Let's start with the everyone's (yes men and women) bathroom essential; the razor. Some of us like to froth our legs with a moisturising soap, while others will go the whole hog and reach for shaving foam; whatever your technique, getting a good lather is important for shaving your legs. Above all it helps the razor glide more easily which will in turn help avoid little nicks. To make the process even simpler Gillette's famous Venus razor has teamed up with Olay for an all-in-one lather and shave experience. The razor blades sit nestled between two shave-gel bars. We're loving the new Sugarberry scent, which also exfoliates and helps lock in moisture.
Shaving your legs daily is a given in the summer months, but what if you could lessen the hair growth? Products like Inhibitif's Body Serum minimise the need for hair removal by targeting hair follicles to slow down the growth process. It's also packed full of skin soothing ingredients to minimise ingrown hairs and skin irritations. Application is quite tricky and requires real dedication; it has to be slathered on twice a day, preferably on hair free legs, for two months. This will mean getting up ten minutes earlier to get an application in before you start your day, but less leg hair is so worth the early alarm.
Great deals for laser hair removal salon treatments pop up daily, but require regular visits to be zapped by a beautician. Laser hair removal uses an intense, pulsating beam of light to remove hair - a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. The demand for permanent hair removal is at an all-time high, which means more and more brands are offering at-home laser gadgets. Silk'n Glide's permanent hair removal device uses HPL technology (Home Pulsed Light) that works by deactivating the hair follicle. The handheld device makes it easy to use on other areas, like bikini and underarm. It's also the first device on the market to incorporate darker skin tones too.
And what better way to show of those perfectly groomed legs then a golden glow. Australian tan brand Bondi Sands is fast becoming a favourite of ours, especially as it ticks the foam, lotion, wash-off and every day gradual tan boxes. The formula is enriched with aloe vera and Vitamin E too, meaning legs will stay hydrated.