With Mother Nature’s recent mood swings (60s one day then hail the next, anyone?), you might not know it, but summer is on its way. And while we all breathe a collective sigh of relief, let us not forget that with summer comes increased self-maintenance, ladies. Those lazy, breezy summer days bring with them lots of leg exposure, which means you’ve got to be a bit more vigilant with your hair removal routine.
But rather than get nervous, get prepared, because we have some of the easiest hair removers that will leave your legs smooth and sexy all season long, with little effort required on your part. So ready on, lovelies, and don’t worry, we won’t tell if you neglected your waxing during the winter!
Old School Shaving…
Sometimes, you’ve got to go old school to get real, fast results. And with shaving (likely your first foray into the world of hair removal), you’re guaranteed just that. So here are our favorite shaving products for the season:
Schick Quattro For Women TrimStyle with Acai Berry & Jojoba, $7.99, drugstore.com
This razor and bikini trimmer not only gives an amazingly, soft to the touch, gentle shave, it’s also enhanced with Acai Berry & Jojoba Extracts. Plus, we’re digging the shower hanger it comes with too!
Remington Smooth & Silky Smooth & Silky Battery Operated Shaver, $16.99, remingtonproducts.com
You know those days when you’re just so scatterbrained that you completely forget to shave? Yep, we’re talking about those days when you step out of the shower, remember your mistake, and can’t bear to go back in and shave. Well, who says you have to? This wet/dry shaver is great for those “I simply forgot” kinda days and also for traveling when you want to save your precious luggage space for clothes, not clunky bottles of shaving cream.
Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Gel Raspberry Rain $2.49, kmart.com
A good shave is nothing without a good shaving cream, are we right? We think we are, which is why we’re sharing this yummy smelling choice with you! And you know what? This shaving gel is more than just a pretty face. Sure, it’s packaged in a nice pink color and smells pretty fabulous, but it also does a nice job of moisturizing skin with its mix of Vitamin E and Olive Butter.
And The After Care…
MiN New York Solution2 Rollerball Post-Shave Treatment, $22, minnewyork.com
We all love smooth legs, but you’d be hard pressed to find a gal who enjoys post-shaving redness, razor bumps or ingrown hairs. So sometimes a girl needs to take a little preventative action to stop these buggers in their tracks. Roll a bit of Solution2 on your legs after shaving, and its liquid aspirin/organic spearmint formula will help you enjoy your smooth legs, sans the nasty after affects.
Or To Wax On, Wax Off…
Veet Ready-To-Use Wax Strips, $9.99, walgreens.com
Hate sticky, wet waxes? Don’t want to risk burning yourself for smooth legs? Never fear, ladies, these wax strips act like a liquid and remove hair as short as 2mm. Plus, smooth legs for 4 weeks doesn’t sound too shabby either.
Bliss Poetic Waxing At-Home Hair Removal Kit, $45, sephora.com
If you’re a sucker for Bliss Spa’s adorable names and spa-mazing services, you’ll be super excited to take a piece of bliss home with you. This low-temperature, aromatherapy-based kit includes everything you’ll need to pamper yourself with an at-home waxing,