Step One: Exfoliate.
The best thing to use to exfoliate is a sugar scrub. Ulta has a great selection and they're not too expensive. Just put a decent amount into the palm of your hand and rub your skin in circular motions. It's a great way to get the blood circulating under your skin and to get rid of any dead skin cells on your body. Rinse off and you'll already feel the difference with your skin and body hair. Your hair will feel not as course. This makes it easier for shaving.
Step Two: Shave.
It's best to use a shaving cream. I know I have gone many a times shaving without it, but I can tell you that it definitely isn't the same as using a shaving cream. I love the Venus with Olay shaving cream. Smells amazing and helps get a close shave.
Step Three: Cleanse.
Self explanatory. Just go about showering with your normal body wash.
Step Four: Mist.
This step is optional. Target has a great after shave mist called SheaMoisture Shave Skin Healing Elixer. It smells amazing and helps with any type of razor burn and is supposed to help your body hair grow at a slower pace so you don't have to shave as often. Great to have for this time of year when shaving is more frequent.
Step Five: Moisturize.
Use a lotion that helps keep the skin hydrated and moisturized throughout the day, or night. St Ives and Suave are a couple good options. Nivea also makes an "in shower lotion" that is pretty interesting and works great, as well. You just put it on while in the shower like your regular moisturizer and then rinse it off your body and pat dry with a towel. I love it!
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