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Confession: In the wintertime I only shave my legs once a week and that’s because I go to church and wear a skirt. Sometimes I can pull off not shaving and just wear tights, making my leg shaving frequency even less. But, it’s not winter anymore and I can’t stand to have prickly legs while wearing my shorts and capris. That’s why I’m making sure I have Summer legs.
When I have smooth legs, I feel much more confident and empowered playing at the park with my kids, spending time with friends, and generally feel more attractive and sexy. But, smooth legs are only part of my prep for summer: I want firm, strong legs as well.
Unfortunately, the winter and cold placed my running inside on a treadmill, not my ideal location. And when we decided to cancel our YMCA membership, due to financial reasons, I also found myself cancelling on myself and my exercise, gaining a couple pounds back in the process.
So, I am working to truly summerize my legs (and my body) by running outdoors again. (Be sure to check out my Beginner Running Tips from a Beginner Runner post for what I’ll be doing!) I know that running will help gain great looking summer legs and feel even more confident and ready for the summer season… especially once I move to hot Texas in July and want to go swimming all the time!
So, if you are like me and want to peel off those cold weather layers and get smooth, noticeable summer legs, you’ll want to follow these great shaving tips! Basically, the key to great summer legs are moisture, a quality razor, and plenty of sun protection. I recently went to Walmart and picked up Skintimate® Mandarin Burst Shave gel, Schick® Xtreme3® Hawaiian Tropic® disposable razors (with scented handles), and Hawaiian Tropic®’s Silk Hydration SPF 30 lotion sunscreen, so that I could adequately Prep, Shave, Protect to get my legs ready for summer and all the great fun it holds!
Step 1 to Summer Legs – Prep
I am a pretty big fan of Skintimate® products. I really love how just a small amount of gel goes a long way. I also love how moisturizing it is and of course the great smell (as opposed to the times I end up using my husband’s not-as-awesome-or-good-smelling shaving gel.) But, using shave gel really makes getting a great, close shave that much easier, quicker, and better!
Step 2 to Summer Legs – Shave
This is my first time (in a very, very long time) using a disposable razor to shave my legs. However, my regular razor is a Schick Quattro, so I am generally a fan of the Schick line. But, the disposables were very different and a little harsher on my legs, although it did still give me a close shave, even on those tricky knee caps!
Step 3 to Summer Legs – Protect
I love the sunshine in the summer. Don’t we all? But, we don’t all love it when it burns us! Not only does the Hawaiian Tropic’s hydrating ribbons keep my legs protected with great moisture, it protects them from the harsh rays of the sun. The SPF 30 is water resistant for 80 minutes (way more time than is needed for Step 4 below for me!) and is light and non-greasy.
Step 4 to Summer Legs – Run or Swim
So, with smooth, moisturized, and protected legs, you are ready to run or swim with confidence outside in the beautiful warm sunshine.
But, really, no matter what summertime activity you are doing – catching waves, playing with kids at the park, or going on dates – your legs will be summerized and hot! Huzzah!
So, do you have summer legs yet?
Right now you can score two Prep, Shave, Protect coupons from All You magazine! You can save $.55 on Skintimate® Shave Gel or Shave Creme, and $2.00 on any on Schick® Women’s Razor, Refill or Disposable pack now until July 15, 2014!
Plus, you can Enter to Win a Summerize Prize Pack! Each of the 20 packs being given away include Skintimate® Mandarin Burst Shave Gel, Schick Hydro Silk® Razor, Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance, a Mainstays® Beach Towel, and a $25 Walmart Gift Card! The sweepstakes ends July 15, 2014.
What big plans do you have this summer where you’ll need to rock some mighty nice summer legs?
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