I definitely don’t profess to be a beauty tips guru, and for the most part, I’m fairly pretty low maintenance on the beauty front. BUT I recently found a leg shaving routine that has been life changing!!
Have you heard of Tree Hut? I recently found out about them from my adorable blogger friend Caitlin, and tried their shaving products. Seriously life changing!
(Don’t worry, Elements of Image isn’t turning into a beauty blog, lol!)
I’ve been shaving my legs since I was 6! (Not really, but I did try shaving at that age…many band aids!) So maybe not age 6, but it feels like I’ve been shaving my legs forever.
I’m seriously so over it by now, but since I mostly wear dresses and shorts in the summer, skipping shaving it just not an option!
I’ve never liked shaving cream at all! And for a long time I just used soap (um, just as drying.) I graduated to using my husband’s cheap shampoo, a little better, but not ideal.
But now, I am in love with Tree Hut! My legs have seriously never been smoother. So even though I’m not in love with shaving, I like it more now that there’s a fantastic reward for my efforts.
Tree Hut products are sort of a leg shaving system that not only gets you a close shave but also has nourishing, moisturizing ingredients. And not being high maintenance when it comes to beauty, I so appreciate that the “system” is pretty inexpensive!
Here’s how the shaving routine works:
Step 1: Exfoliate
Yes, there are steps, but it’s sooo worth it! The first step is applying Tree Hut’s Shave Prep Sugar Scrub. (pst…click the link to check it out!) It gets rid of all the dry skin (and I’m sure also built up self tanner, lol.) This step also gets the hairs to stand up more, so the razor gets ‘em better.
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It’s made with pure, natural sugar; oat kernels and avocado oil. You can also feel great that it’s paraben free and made in the U. S. A. Woo hoo!
Confession…I’ve made DIY sugar scrub before, but it was so oily, the shower floor was like a slip ‘n slide. It absolutely required scrubbing using it, so dear hubby didn’t slip and fall next time he got in! This sugar scrub isn’t oily at all.
(We dry the glass and walls after showering…that’s enough…I’m not about cleaning the floor, too.)
The scrub smells great (a light scent) and is much more concentrated than you’d think. I am about that!
Step 2: Shave Oil
Very Important Note: It’s NOT oil! When I ordered it, I was a little worried, but the Tree Hut Shave Oil is really just a thick gel-like consistency that is concentrated and easy to spread. I use 2 pumps for my whole leg…easy peasy!
Like the scrub, the shave oil has lots of great moisturizers in it, like shea butter, grape see oil, jojoba and other natural oils.
The key thing the shave oil does is give you maximum contact between the razor and your skin…hello super close shave.I know this all might sound a little gimmicky, but I was seriously amazed the first time I used it!
Step 3: Soothing Mist
Tree Hut’s Post Shave Soothing Mist helps cool, soothe, relieve itchiness, moisturizes and helps reduce bumps and ingrown hairs.
I was a little skeptical about this step at first (and actually forgot to do this on my first time,) but I get bumps on the back of my thighs and they’re gone.
I also love this step because of course it has moisturizers in it, but since your legs are wet it helps your moisturizer go further along with locking in the moisture. (I’ve always heard you should put your moisturizer on when your legs are still wet.)
I so wish I’d found out about these products at the beginning of summer, but as they say better late than never!
Did you like this post? As you know, I normally blog all about style, but along with these shaving tips, I’ve found a few other summer beauty products recently that I love too. Want to hear about them?
Let me know in the comments below!