One downside to the warmer weather… I have to shave my legs every day. Even though I hate the winter, it’s kind of nice to skip a day of shaving and wear a pair of pants. It saves a few minutes in the morning and no one’s the wiser.
For better or for worse, I was “blessed” with my dad’s Jewish genes when it comes to body hair. It’s something that I’ve been mortified by since third grade when I noticed for the first time that my legs were hairier than my friends’. My mom let me use an electric razor in fifth grade I think, before a beach trip, because I was embarrassed about the dark hair. And then I upgraded to the Venus razor in sixth grade (which I have used religiously ever since).
It’s something I think about entirely too much. There are a lot of things that I’ve come to terms with and accepted as just “me” over the years, but the hair is seriously hard to accept. Some times I feel embarrassed for being so concerned about a totally natural thing. And some times I’m just plain embarrassed that no matter what I do, I always have little black dots on my legs.
Honestly, I could shave my legs twice a day and still not ever get super smooth skin. Even when I do shave my legs, my skin is so fair that you can literally still see the little dots. All. The. Time. Oh, and goosebumps? Game over.
As if this wasn’t enough to deal with, I have the most sensitive skin. Even with a good razor, I can end up with red bumps from not using shaving cream and dry, scaly skin if I do use shaving cream. It’s a lose, lose.
Okay… so I found this amazing product and I have to share. It’s changing my whole opinion on shaving. Like 100%, 180 degrees.
It’s some kind of miracle product. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing and cool and game changing this is.
I was gifted the product in a gift bag at the rewardStyle conference. Now, I love L’Occitane. My mom has Verbena soap all over the house. There were great products in the gift bag, some of my favorites in fact. But the oil? No thank you. I’m not an oil girl. Way too messy. I don’t even know what to do with oil.
During a random conversation, one of my friends mentioned how much she loved the oil. She said she used it to shave her legs. (I pictured a mess in the shower…) And that was that. I didn’t think about it again until I was unpacking my bags and remembered I had the oil. I decided to at least give it a try.
Holy moly. The oil. It starts off like a slippery oil and then, when in contact with water, turns to a light foam. Foam! Everything you’d love about a oil (moisturizing, perfect for a close shave) and nothing you’d hate about oil (residue, mess).
This stuff is good and now a personal must-have product.