Prepare Your Legs for Summer.
Summer is synonymous with sunshine, longer days and carefree fun. It’s also the time to put your best foot (in this case, legs) forward and shine. Yes ladies, your stems have been craving some sun and now is the chance to #LoveYourLegs.
Read on for ways to prepare your legs and get some outfit inspiration to look and feel your best this summer!
Life is busy as a mom and that means that in some ways, I need to become a master of prioritizing. While most days are casual for me, Darasak and I make sure to have a date night every week, so I get the chance to dress up. Of course, nicer weather means trips to the beach.
So, I need to make sure that, not only are the kids all ready for the summer but, that I am too. The older that I’ve become the more I take care of my skin. It’s an absolute must and something that I never really thought much of when I was much younger. Even though I’ve established that I need a routine, I’ve made it simple to follow and I have a few trusty items that make it much easier.
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TIP: Before applying shave prep, cleanse skin using a moisture-rich body wash and buff away dead skin particles with a loofa to help prevent ingrown hairs, also make sure to have the best electric razor next to you and ready to use.
2. Lather and Shave.
If you’re a regular reader, you know that I am a HUGE fan of the Schick Intuition razor. It is one of the ways that I’m able to be hair-free on a regular basis.
The NEW Schick® Intuition® Island Berry™ smells amazing too. If you’re in a pinch for time, you can simplify your routine with the Schick® Intuition® razor like I do – it has the shave cream right on the razor so you can lather and shave in one easy step!
The Schick® Intuition® Island Berry™ razor is formulated with Açai Berry extract. Its pivoting head and four blades are surrounded by a Skin Conditioning Solid™ to moisturize skin during shaving leaving skin smooth.
TIP: Make sure you’re in a warm shower or bath to soften hair prior to shaving.
Moisturizing is the key to having skin that is summer-ready. Plus, after all we put our skin through during this busy season, it needs that extra love. Applying a hydrating lotion for beautiful, healthy looking skin is the key to summer-ready legs too!
AVEENO® Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion goes on feather-light and hydrates for 24 hours, giving you velvety soft skin all day long. Plus, its ultra-sheer and it absorbs in seconds, for a fresh, powder like feel you’ll want to use year round.
TIP: Your skin is most sensitive immediately after shaving. If you have time, let the skin rest at least 30 minutes before applying body lotion.
Implementing these three easy steps into your daily routine is doable, right? Especially when you have products that work and that you can depend on. Now all that is left is finding those outfits that make you feel confident and after a long winter, it’s time to glow up!
After you’ve achieved soft and supple skin and smooth legs, it’s time to show them off! Like I mentioned before, there are 3 looks that I wear constantly during the summer. It’s a casual look, dressy look and a beach or pool look. I’ve compiled a few outfit inspirations to get you ready to show off your smooth and sexy legs! I’m a big fan of pink (as you can tell) but, these outfits will work with any colour of your choosing.
The Everyday Casual Look:
A nice tank-top with tassels will keep you cool during the hot days of summer. Paired with wrap-over jersey shorts and a pair of flats–you’re ready to take on the world. Throw in a pair of retro, round-circle steampunk sunnies and a Korean-style backpack to complete the look. Don’t forget to touch-up with a Schick® Intuition® Island Berry™razor.
Date Night Chic:
I’m a firm believer that to maintain a happy relationship with your significant other, you have to make time for one another. That means making time to go on a date at least once a week. To be honest, it’s the one guaranteed day that I can dress up! The outfit I chose is a gorgeous peplum dress, a comfortable wedge shoe, a gold and black toned bangle, clutch bag, black and gold statement necklace and black and gold tear-drop earrings. I make sure to always use AVEENO® body bash and moisturizer so that my skin will be soft to the touch! It is date-night after all!
Old Hollywood Beach Babe:
If you’re going to be catching some rays, you’re going to want a fabulous swimsuit. I chose a ruched one-piece, a sheer cover-up, a floppy beach hat with a “Do Not Disturb” message on top and a striped beach bag to go along with a striped beach towel.
I’ve added a peep-toe wedge, though you can use a flip-flop if it is more your style and to protect your eyes an oversized cat-eye pair of sunnies do the job. If you’re feeling fancy, you can wear a pair of retro pair of anchor earrings. They’re so cute! After you’ve spent the day in the sun, you can take a nice shower with AVEENO® body wash and moisturizer to keep your skin feeling great!
Now You’re Ready!
You have the products that will get you that awesome skin and smooth legs that you crave this summer. You can pick up the Schick® Intuition® razor and AVEENO® Body Wash and Moisturizer at your nearest Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix.
All you have to do now is implement this easy routine and get out there and enjoy the sun.
How do you love your legs and get summer-ready?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: As a spokesperson and #SchickAmbassador, I have been compensated for this post. This post is in partnership with Schick® and AVEENO®. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.