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3 Easy Steps for Summer Legs You’ll Love

Since we Canadians relate our long winter months to intense cold and winds, we tend to think that our skins health takes the biggest toll during this time. Yet, the summer months don’t naturally bring a walk in the park {with naturally soft healthy skin}, just by association. This season has it’s fair share of obstacles to overcome as well.

For instance, summer in our neck of the Albertan woods came in like beast during the spring with beautiful weather, which was immediately followed by a drastic change back to cold. Then it was hot again, which of course means lots of sun which is drying. Combine that with the joyous activities of summer like a plethora of days at the pool or lake, where the water also aids in dryness as well. 

My family and I just got back from a Western Caribbean cruise where lots of sun, sweating and salty water brought on dryness of the skin, which was a take-home souvenir for us all. Our return home was marked by much laundry, having to cook and clean again, and scratching all over. My legs were incredibly dry, and definitely needed some skincare TLC! 

So whether you are spending your summer near or far, our camping or at the beach – keeping your skin healthy, soft and smooth should be on the mind with each quick passing day.

Did you notice the past tense reference of, “it was my legs that were the DRIEST of all”? That’s right, within a couple days of returning home from vacation, I turned the summer beat around and won the battle against dryness.

How? With these 3 Easy Steps for Summer Leg’s You’ll Love – thanks to Schick, Shopper’s Drug Mart and Aveeno – a trio who wants you and your legs to enjoy the summer to its fullest. 

3 Easy Steps for Summer Legs You’ll Love

 

STEP 1: Cleanse

Each and every day the pores of our skin collect dirt and grime, maybe lots depending on the summer activity like gardening. Of course the first step is to cleanse your skin to clear those pores, yet some cleaners are quite drying so it’s a catch 22. I’ve been really liking the AVEENO® Skin Relief Gentle Scent™ Coconut Body Wash, which is soap-free, dye-free and allergy-tested. This body wash is lightly scented with coconut and so creamy. It works to relieve itchy, dry skin with a soothing moisturized result.

AVEENO Skin Relief Gentle Scent Coconut Body Wash

 

STEP 2: Lather and Shave

If you are doing these two things separately, you are wasting your time my friends! Lathering and then shaving? We ain’t got time for that! The Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture razor moisturizes while shaving, with no need for shave gel. The razor’s pivoting head and four blades are surrounded by a Skin Conditioning Solid containing Shea Butter to moisturize skin with every stroke. This razor is my go-to when at home or on our travels, it was especially nice to have these two steps in one while on our cruise – I most certainly had better things to do than spend more time than needed shaving. 

later and shave with the Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture razor

SCHICK SAVVY TIP: For tricky spots like your knees, bend slightly to pull the skin tight before shaving as folded skin is difficult {and dangerous} to shave. For the bikini area, shave horizontally, from the outside to the inside of the upper thigh and groin area, using smooth even strokes.

 

STEP 3: Moisturize

Want a naturally healthy glow with the added bonus of a moisturizer which will leave the skin velvety soft with a sheer finish? Meet your summertime sidekick: AVEENO® Skin Relief Gentle Scent™ Coconut Lotion. It features a non-greasy formula which absorbs in seconds, and has the superpower to replenish and hydrate the skin for 24 hours. I keep a bottle in my kitchen and bathroom for use after hand-washing, and have a smaller travel sized tube for my carry-on. In fact, I knew my skin would complain about going from the humid paradise that is the Caribbean and back to dry Alberta Canada {it learned it from me}, so I was applying above the clouds!

AVEENO® Skin Relief Gentle Scent™ Coconut Lotion

SCHICK SAVVY TIP: It’s said that skin is at its most sensitive immediately after shaving, so to prevent inflammation, wait at least 30 minutes after shaving before applying alcohol-based products on your skin which can result in irritation and stinging, as well as clogged pores and excess oil production. So for instance, make sure you aren’t applying alcohol-based sunscreens onto the skin right after you shower.

 

Visit your local Shopper’s Drug Mart to get all these products in one-fail swoop so you can spend more time enjoying those beautiful summer months.

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Where are your legs taking you this summer?

 

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Schick, all opinions are my own.

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15 Comments

  1. I didn’t know that Aveeno now comes in a coconut scent. I moisturize every day. It doesn’t take long for my skin to dry out.

  2. We love Aveeno at our house. It’s perfect for my sensitive skin. My husband also likes Aveeno shaving cream. I suppose we’re an Aveeno family! 😉

  3. I loooove Aveeno products! I have the whole collection! My skin always looks beautiful with their products!

  4. I have to moisturize or I get such dry skin. Like it almost hurts it is so dry. I love Aveeno! Takes care of my dry summer skin!

  5. Aveeno is a great product. It leaves my skin soft and hydrated. I need to get some sun on my legs.

  6. My Daughter and I love the Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture razor. It always makes my legs so smooth and ready for my shorts.

  7. These are all great tips. Everyone seems to be wanting great legs for summer! I love the Aveeno products too!

  8. I think these are some great tips! I am so bad about taking care of my leg skin which is super dry!

  9. I love my aveeno, won’t be without it. I live in a dry climate so I agree moisturising is the key.

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