Sponsored by Gillette Venus.

Don’t you hate that feeling when you get to the beach with your new bikini and perfectly packed beach bag only to run your hands along your legs and realize they are prickly and rough? It could easily ruin the perfect beach day! Having silky smooth legs on the beach always adds to your bikini confidence, so here is our guide on how to get the closest and smoothest shave you’ll ever have!

1. Choose the right blade! 

Never underestimate the importance of the type of razor that you use, your boyfriend’s or brother’s razor will not do. Our favorite is the Gillette Venus Swirl because its “Flexiball” feature allows it to move fluidly and easily along the curves of your skin so you won’t miss those odd hairs on your knees or ankles. Also, the water activated “MoistureGlide” serum and 5 contouring blades means you can get a closer shave without worrying about nicks or cuts.

2. Shave in the shower!

Shaving over the sink will not do you any favors. Standing in the shower for a few minutes before shaving will act like a sauna and soften your skin for a smoother shave.

3. Use a shaving gel!

Traditional soaps can dry out the skin. A shave gel, such as Venus with a Touch of Olay, allows for a smoother, closer shave, that’s moisturizing for the skin which, will add to your “silky smooth glow” on the beach.

4. Shave against the grain!

Although obvious, a subtle reminder that shaving against the grain is most effective.

5. Never use a dull blade! 

A dull or rusty blade is a big no no! Most razors like our favorite the Gillette Venus Swirl, offer refill packs that include multiple cartridges which are very easy to switch so you’ll never fall victim to the dull blade again!

6. Exfoliate!

We suggest exfoliating your body once a week. Exfoliating your legs 24 hours before you plan to shave is best.

7. Moisturize!

Moisturizing after you shave is very important as shaving can sometimes flake or exfoliate your dry skin. We suggest moisturizing your whole body day and night any how so you will always have baby soft skin!




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