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How to keep your legs smooth all summer long

Shaving might not be at the top of your summer to-do list, but having smooth, silky legs definitely ranks pretty high for most. Plus, rising temps mean that skirts, shorts and dresses are out in full swing.

As things slowly begin to return to some semblance of normalcy, it may be getting harder to set aside time for some personal self-care. That means having days where you have to put it on the back burner. It doesn’t help that shaving legs can feel like a chore, especially when you’re in a hurry—and we all know that rushing can lead to accidental nicks and cuts, not to mention problems like ingrown hairs, razor bumps and burns.

Luckily, you can speed up the process without compromising on getting a good shave, thanks to four easy, time-saving steps, and Schick Intuition’s 2-in-1 time-saving razor.

Here’s your shortcut to staying smooth all summer long.

Buff and smooth skin

Exfoliation is key to keeping legs smooth, but the benefits go beyond that. In addition to sloughing off the dead skin build-up that can prevent you from getting a smooth shave, exfoliating also prevents your razor blade from getting clogged up. Remember that you should always exfoliate before you shave. You can dry brush before hopping in the shower or use exfoliating gloves while you’re in the shower. If you love physical exfoliators (the grainy kind made with ingredients like salt and coffee grinds), skip them if you’re shaving since they tend to be abrasive and can cause micro-cuts on your skin.

Lather and shave

A high-quality razor makes all the difference between a great or a lousy shave. The Schick Intuition 2-in-1 Razor is perfect for anyone on the go. Designed to simplify your shaving, this razor combines lathering and shaving in one easy step—that means that you can save even more time by skipping the shave gel. Its four-blade design allows for a closer shave while the pivoting head follows the contours of your legs and body to minimize irritation. The blade is also surrounded by a moisturizing solid that contains ingredients like 100 per cent natural aloe and vitamin E. It’s hypoallergenic, gentle on even the most sensitive skin and the handle’s rubber grip allows for a precise shave.

Tip: Remember to wet the skin with warm water before you go in with your razor to soften the hair. To get the most comfortable, pain-free shave, save the shaving for last.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Moisturizing might seem like an extra step, but just like in your facial skincare routine, it’s essential. Apply a body lotion or oil on your legs right after you hop out of the shower (on damp skin is best). This will help seal in moisture and keep any irritation that might occur at bay. If you’re on the sensitive side, opt for a fragrance-free formula.

Turn up the glow with self-tanner

This last step is optional, but a great one if you’re looking to add some warmth to your pale, winter legs. Applying self-tanner takes some advanced planning. Remember to shave before use to ensure you have a smooth canvas, which will help you avoid any patchiness. For best results, shave at least 24 hours prior to application. The new Hawaiian Tropic Aloha Glow Gradual Tanning Milk or the Express Tanning Mousse are both easy, fuss-free formulas to add a natural-looking glow. Plus: They’re both dermatologist-tested and leave your skin hydrated and streak-free—ideal for self-tanning novices on a time crunch.

Ready for your smooth transformation? Head to amazon.ca to try Schick Intuition’s 2-in-1 Razor yourself.