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Sick of Shaving Every Day? Discover Our Top Tips for Smooth Summer Skin

As the hot weather comes around, t-shirts, shorts and sandals come out to play – and for good reason! But, to ensure you feel your most confident self with more skin than usual exposed, keeping your body smooth and soft is guaranteed to make you look and feel your best.

With many feeling forced to shave their legs every single day to feel confident wearing a pair of shorts, here are some top tips to keep your legs & other areas of your body smoother for longer – saving you a lot of unwanted shaving hassle!

1. Exfoliate

Whilst many people regularly exfoliate their face, forgetting to exfoliate the rest of their body is more common than you might think.

Especially when it comes to shaving, exfoliation instantly eliminates dry, dead skin cells which allows you to achieve a much closer shave to the hair follicles.

So, to ensure you achieve the closest shave possible and keep stubble at bay for longer, use a generous amount of salt or sugar-based scrub to reveal fresh, supple skin ready for shaving.

2. Laser Hair Removal

A virtually painless alternative to the notoriously painful procedure of waxing, laser hair removal is a brilliant option to keep skin smooth on a long-term basis.

Obviously, shaving is convenient, easy and cheap (and with the other tips you’ll discover here, can last longer than usual!), but a treatment like laser hair removal is simply guaranteed to keep your skin free of hair for much longer.

If you’re interested in this form of hair removal ready for the summer months, click here to learn more about the laser hair removal procedures we offer at A New You.

3. Soak

If you’re still content to stick with shaving, for now, soaking all areas of skin you want to shave beforehand is certain to result in smoother skin.

Simply sitting in the bath for 15-20 minutes before shaving is ideal. This will help loosen the hair follicles and open pores, allowing your shave to be much closer to the skin.

4.  Avoid Hot Water

Whilst we all love a gorgeous hot shower or tub, water that’s too hot is surprisingly one of the worst things you can expose your skin to whilst shaving.

Hot water dries out the skin and will draw out any existing moisture. This skyrockets the chance of stubble appearing quickly, and you’ll find your legs simply won’t stay smooth for long.

But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you have to bathe or shower in freezing cold water every time you shave! Lukewarm water is perfect and will allow your skin to retain the moisture essential for maintaining smoothness and keep stubble at bay for longer.

Regardless of which form of hair removal you choose, applying these simple yet effective tips are certain to improve your overall results – so you can finally say goodbye to jeans and be proud to wear those shorts!