Soon we can shed the tights, leggings and boots and bask in the glorious freedom of bare legs. So it’s time to break out those razors. For extra smooth summer legs, consider adding a sugar scrub to your leg shaving routine. Once a week I use this simple exfoliant scrub recipe for my legs.
There are many different recipes for scrubs, all using ingredients that you may likely already have in your kitchen or can easily get at the grocery store. The following recipe uses lemon juice, coconut oil and sugar which helps loosen dead skin and softens hair. Here’s the recipe!
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil (olive oil will do if you’re in a pinch)
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice (fresh or bottled, either works)
Instructions: Simply mix sugar, coconut oil, and lemon juice together in a jar or plastic container. Spread generously on your legs and rub the scrub into your skin in a circular motion, working your way up the leg from the top of your foot. Repeat with the other leg, then shave.
That simple! The sugar helps get rid of the dead skin that the lemon juice helps loosen, and the coconut oil helps prevent razor burn. Don’t forget to moisturize after! If you are allergic to coconuts and don’t want to take any chances, stick with olive oil.
I usually will loosely towel dry my legs and moisturize with my coconut oil. I love this exfoliant scrub! Your legs will truly benefit from it! They’ll be soft, smooth and shiny for those summer days!