I do love a new leg routine. And lately I’ve gotten one that’s so good, it’s better than pulling on a pair of leggings at smoothing everything out and tightening everything up…and P.S., it smells amazing.
1 – I always start with a shave with my Gillette Venus & Olay blades – I stay stocked up on these because I can’t go back to the old moisture-less razor without paying in razor rash. These razors have moisture blocks built in, so no shaving cream is necessary, but for the baby silky skin of the year, I use The Art of Shaving Ocean Kelp Shaving Cream. It’s a treatment shave, has much more slip than aerosol can shaving cream (or simple air-puffed soap), and smells like a lush garden by the ocean in summer. Coconut acid exfoliates, and a blend of lavender, lemon, bergamot, bitter orange, rosemary, tangerine, and lime oils smooth, soothe, and keep shaving bump-free.
2 – Natura Bisse Oxygen Perfecting Oil. I think of this as half oil, half tonic. It’s so super light on the skin, you can’t compare it to other oils. I am so thankful that this comes in a spray bottle, because any oil can be trouble to mess with sometimes, and this spray bottle is spritz and go perfection. Two seconds and my legs have been remodeled…amazing, amazing, amazing product. And here’s the ingredients that back up that gush: quinoa, which is known for its high concentration of micronutrients, proteins, minerals and vitamins; artichoke, which reduces fluid retention, cellulite, and helps the body release toxins; spirulina algae for protein and nourishment; chia oil for essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, and hydrogen peroxide for disinfecting freshly shaved or waxed skin and softening with oxygenating effects. And it’s really fun to shake up from its resting blue/green bi-phase state as seen in the picture.
3 – Clarins Extra-Firming Body Lotion Endorsed by Britain’s reigning queen of skincare, Caroline Hirons, for brides, I had to try it. This lotion is softly soothing and smells botanical and beautiful, but it is a lotion that multi-tasks! This lotion is working for you while you wear it, and the results are tangible and noticeable. It’s filled with an anti-wrinkle blend of lemon thyme, centella and bocoa extracts that tighten, tone, and firm. While being so gentle and soothing…it feels like you could use it on a baby. It helps to reduce bumpy skin over time, and pumps up the moisture levels immediately.
This new routine completely changes the scenario for the daily leg and skin woes that seem to drag into every season of the year, but it is especially essential now that we are crossing the threshold into cooler, drier days and nights. Silky, tight, toned better legs in a flash.