Tuesday, July 24, 2012
softest, silkiest legs
Here is the direct link for: Softest, Silkiest Legs.
This entry comes from the blog, Gluten Free Navy Wife. The blog's author was in search of a less expensive sugar scrub and ended up making her own. It isn't exactly clear from her blog post what is the direct cause of the softest legs: the sugar scrub, the shaving of the legs twice, the coconut oil or the combination of all of it? But I tried it to find out.
After reading her blog, I realized I already had a jar of sugar scrub sitting in my linen closet. I was given it as a gift and I didn't know what to do with it. It's Tree Hut's Shea Sugar Body Scrub. Tree Hut's link has great info on the benefits of using sugar body scrub.
So I tried the whole routine and the results? Yes, my legs are the softest and silkiest! But I worked hard to get there too. The key is shaving twice and the extra scrubbing. This all helps to exfoliate and rid your skin of that daily buildup of dead skins cells. My legs now feel just like my husband's face does after he shaves.
What I found most interesting with the Gluten Free Navy Wife's blog post were the reader's comments and suggestions at the end. They covered everything from favorite oils to favorite techniques. Below are a few noteworthy comments to share:
One. Scrub your legs first, then shave it off with a razor.
Two. Shave your legs on the side of the tub. The oils from the scrub make the bath water too oily, making for quite a mess to clean up.
Three. The consensus of many was to 1-scrub, 2-shave, 3-scrub again and 4-shave again, in this order. And coconut oil is the preferred oil to moisturize your skin afterwards.
Four. If you want to make your own scrub, try this recipe instead: Mix a whole tube of Dove Oil Treatment Nourishing Conditioner and about 5 cups of sugar together in a jar. The commenter of this suggestion wrote, "It makes the MOST AMAZING smelling and feeling scrub I have ever done." She had tried Gluten Free Navy Wife's recipe and found it a bit greasy.
To be honest, I will buy Tree Hut's sugar scrub again no matter what it cost. I love the lime-coconut smell! I will definitely add this routine to my body care regime.
The red pin award for soft legs and for using up product I already had in my linen closet!