I think the only thing I hate about Summer is shaving my legs. I have coarse, dark hair that grows really fast so I have to shave just about daily. I also get really bad razor burn AND ingrown hairs, so yeah, I pretty much hate shaving.
I came across this pin on Pinterest for a sugar scrub and decided to give it a try. I am pleased to report that it worked great! It really did leave my legs feeling soft & silky and I didn't end up with razor burn. The scrub also helped loosen up any ingrown hairs, too. (Now if only I could find a frugal product for making my hair grow slower!)
DIY Sugar Scrub
adapted from Gluten Free Navy Wife
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- juice of a lime (or lemon or orange)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
To use, draw a warm bath and soak for 5 minutes. Shave legs using your preferred method. Then use a palm full of the sugar scrub to scrub your legs; rinse. Now shave your legs again using the residue from the scrub. You'll need to rinse the razor often! Use the scrub a second time and rinse. Pat your legs dry with a towel and use your favorite lotion.
I also use this in the shower and when I'm in a hurry I skip the first shaving and just shave once with the scrub. Still works great!