. Read on for
her no-fail six steps to a perfect shave, and then try her recipe for skin
scrub that’ll get ya glowin’.
Shorts. Minis. Swimsuits. The season for baring your gam is
here, babes. Put your best leg forward this summer with so-smooth shaving
secrets from beauty blogger Erika Katz of
1. Do everything
else first. Shaving should be the last thing you do in the shower in order to
let the steam open up your pores.
disposables. Invest in a high-quality razor that has interchangeable heads
rather than a cheap one you toss after every shave or two. The blades are often
dull and don’t pivot, so it’s easy to nick your knees and ankles. Ouch!
3. For a thick,
luxurious layer, mix your shaving cream with shower gel. Ahh!
4. Rinse your
razor blade off after each stroke.
5. All finished?
Swap your old blade out with a fresh one every five to seven uses.
6. Put the pause
on moisturizing—grabbing lotion right after shaving can cause major skin
Looking for the
perfect skin prep? Try Erika’s recipe for a homemade salt glow scrub. Use it
before you shave to exfoliate, or drop it into a bath to soak tired muscles.
What you’ll need:
¼ cup Epsom salt
¼ cup sea salt
2 tbs powdered milk
2 tbs honey
1/3 cup almond oil
5 drops jasmine oil
What you’ll do:
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir with a spoon
until well mixed, then pour into an empty jar or Tupperware container and store
in your bathroom.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR AND ERIKA KATZ ON 6/5/2012 4:23:00 PM
POSTED IN shaving 101, skin problems, body hair 101, how to, diy, body