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Super Smooth Leg Spa Treatment
Skin & Body
Want silky smooth legs? I have a special routine to make your legs super soft!
1. Prepare your scrubs
You will be using two scrubs that you can make out of kitchen ingredients. One is a hair removal scrub made of two tablespoons of coffee grounds and one teaspoon of baking soda. Coffee breaks down hair at the follicle and baking soda intensifies this quality. Mix these in a sealable container (you won't use all of it the first time) I've used it for about a week and while the unwanted hair keeps growing, it's significantly lighter in color.
The second scrub is sugar and olive oil. You don't need to measure, but add enough sugar and oil so that there is no dry sugar. ->
This is the coffee scrub. It's a powder that you will just shake a little into your hand to use. Try to keep it dry or it will clump.
Mix the sugar and oil in a sealable container and mix. It's not supposed to be liquid, and if it is, add more sugar. I like to add vanilla extract because it smells heavenly but you can add essential oils or omit the scents altogether. It should APPEAR to have the consistency of applesauce. It will feel crumbly and gritty though, but it will look similar to applesauce if you do it right.
This is the sugar scrub. It looks like applesauce and the color looks like applesauce too just because I used too much vanilla extract. You may need to mix it up between uses.
2. Hop in the shower.
There are two ways I would recommend doing this: right before you start cleaning yourself, after you've rinsed yourself because NEVER shave dry, or after you've cleaned yourself. I wouldn't do it in the middle because you don't want soap on your body or in your hair while doing this.
I usually turn off the water so I'm not wasting. Cover your legs with your lubricant of choice. I actually use conditioner because it makes your skin softer without the dryness that gives your legs that tacky feel when you use shaving cream, but it's your choice. Use short strokes shaving up your shin and calf, carefully shaving your knee and the bend of your leg. Then, odd as it may sound, shave down your leg, still using short strokes. Hair doesn't always grow down, so doing this will make sure it gets all of it. Repeat on your thigh, all the way to where your underwear/ bikini ->
comes. You can skip this step if you don't usually shave your upper leg or you don't wear anything that comes up that high. Your bikini line isn't a necessary step but I always shave there while I'm at it. Repeat all these steps on your other leg.
4. Scrub w/ coffee
Rinse your legs first, then turn off the water again. Dump a small amount of the coffee scrub into your hand. (About the size of a dime) scrub your legs thoroughly, massaging it in and rubbing up your leg to help your circulation. It's normal for coffee to drip down your leg as it's mixing with the water. Careful to avoid your lady parts since it probably wouldn't feel good to get coffee there. Rinse the mix off your legs. Also, don't worry if you're like me and don't like the smell of coffee, it doesn't stay on your skin.
5. Scrub w/ sugar
Turn off the water again and scoop up a little bit of the sugar mix with one finger. This is about how much you'll need for one section of your leg. Scrub your entire leg with it until the sugar dissolves, again, avoiding your lady parts. Rinse the oil off and if you did this before you cleaned yourself, finish your shower.
Shaving, and the two scrubs, not to mention if you scrubbed your legs with a loofah or pumice, exfoliated your legs a lot. They should be very smooth now, but they're also pretty beaten up, so pat them dry instead of rubbing them, and put on some lotion to keep them from drying out or getting razor burn bumps.
You can skip any of these steps if you don't have the supplies or don't want to.
The reason you use sugar instead of salt is because salt is rough on the skin and will dry it out.
Use the sugar scrub anywhere you want, even your face! The oil will make it soft, but won't clog your pores, and the sugar exfoliates. I have yet to get acne from using it on my face because the oil is natural, but if your skin is very prone to acne, you may want to use your regular face cleanser as well.
You can also use the coffee scrub wherever you want.