Okay ladies, just in time for Valentine’s Day here is a really quick DIY Sugar Scrub for sexy smooth just shaved legs. The best part is most of the ingredients you probably have right in your kitchen and you can switch out ingredients based on what you have on hand …. speaking from experience.
I normally make a brown sugar scrub and use it for a full body exfoliation, but because I wanted to shave my legs and get a super smooth feel I opted for white sugar (or Truvia in this case because apparently I used all my white sugar for holiday baking and never replaced it). I would not recommend using brown sugar as a substitue for this because the crystals might be a little too large and cause an irritation since you are shaving.
What you need:
- White Sugar (Truvia worked) but Splenda or other non-sugar sweeteners will not work because it will dissolve in the oil, make sure it has a white sugar consistency
- Oil of your choice, I used olive oil
- One Lemon
- Mixing Bowl
I added one cup of sugar into my mixing bowl, poured the olive oil starting with 1/4 a cup and wanted to see the consistency after the lemon juice (based on how much I could squeeze out).
I squeezed both half’s of the lemon in the bowl & mixed.
I gave it a little stir and the consistency was just perfect. You want it to be somewhat thick from the sugar but still liquid enough to spread and moisten your leg. If you think it’s too dry just add a little more olive oil or if it’s too liquidity you can add more sugar. I wouldn’t recommend letting it sit for too long because the oil separated from the mixture a little and before I used it I just had to give it a little stir again.
- Draw a warm bath and let your legs soak for at least 10 minutes
Scrub your leg with the sugar scrub for a few minutes
Rinse the scrub away and apply a shaving cream or high moisture soap and shave as normal, rinse.
Scrub your leg again with the sugar scrub (yup, do it again)
Shave again & rinse as normal.
Repeat with the other leg.
Yes, I know that sounds labor intensive but it goes really quick and is worth it. When I got out of the tub (which was disgusting by the way) I patted my legs with a towel to get rid of most of the water and applied lotion (lots) when they were still damp. Once my legs were completely dry they were smooth smooth smooth and I was happy happy happy (until I remembered my bathtub).
Let me caution you… when you get out of the tub be careful because you will have an oil residue so you need to rinse it good so you don’t slip AND you’ll probably have lots of other disgusting things like hair and tons of dead skin (even if you thought your legs were rockin before) because this scrub is just so incredible.
Enjoy your gorgeous glowing supermodel legs. XO – Katie