How do busy moms keep their legs freshly shaven all summer long? Grab this Lemon Berry Sugar Scrub Recipe + Tips for a Perfect Shave. This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks. All opinions are my own
Lemon Berry Sugar Scrub | 5 Tips for a Perfect Shave
Dry skin? EWW! Nicks? OUCH! Razor burn? NO!! Summer is here and that means my legs are exposed 24/7 in Florida. No more hiding behind jeans and leggings. And this busy mom doesn’t have time to slow down our summer schedule to tackle hairy legs.
So how do I keep my legs “Florida approved” all-summer long? Make this homemade Lemon Berry Sugar Scrub + grab your tips for a longer-lasting and perfect shave.
Exfoliate with this DIY Lemon Berry Sugar Scrub
Did you know that sugar scrubs are great for exfoliating your legs before shaving? Yes, indeed-y. By exfoliating prior to shaving, you’re clearing out those dead skin cells and pores so that you can get an even closer shave. What does that mean for you? Shaving LESS. Magic words right there, hey Mom?
With summer here, I’m thinking summer scented sugar scrubs. Lemon is at the top of my summer scent list. Besides this Natural Lemon Rosemary Toilet Cleaner, lemon can make an extremely lovely sugar scrub for summer too. With only a few ingredients, you too can have a summer scented sugar scrub, perfect for exfoliating!
What You Will Need:
- 3 TBSP Coconut Oil
- 2/3 Cup of Granulated Sugar
- 1 TBSP Lemon Zest
- 1 TBSP Puree of your favorite berries – I used strawberries
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour into tightly sealed jar (like a mason jar). When ready for shaving, grab a few tablespoons of sugar scrub to exfoliate your legs. Rub into your skin. Rinse off. May be stored in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Lather with a Moisturizing Shaving Cream
Now that your legs are exfoliated, time to lather up the good stuff. A moisturizing shaving cream can mean the difference in a closer shave, without the harsh dryness. Avoid a dry shave at all costs!
Use a High Quality Razor
It’s time for the closest shave possible! And for my high quality razors, I trust Gillette Venus Razors. These little razors are the perfect tool for busy moms on a tight budget. The Venus & Olay Razor is perfect for the multi-tasking mom. The 5 blades and built-in shave gel bar enable me to quickly get the job done while keeping the nicks, cuts, and dryness to an absolute minimum.
Now if this razor could also keep my kids from requesting snacks, drinks, and fight referee-ing from the shower…
You just scraped your skin and hairs with a sharp blade. The last thing you want to do is scrape your towel against your legs too. OUCH. Go ahead and pat dry your freshly shaven legs for best results.
Time to love on your skin! Grab your favorite moisturizing lotion to finish the task.
Love Homemade Sugar Scrubs as much as I do? Make this Berry Infused Sugar Scrub too!
And be sure to #ChooseYourSmooth with Gillette Venus Razors at Walmart for the perfect shave every single time!
What is your best tip for the perfect shave?
Be sure to follow Raising Whasians via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for easy family recipes, kids crafts, travel tips and more.
Kelly Hutchinson says
I think using a sugar scrub before you shave is really smart. I cannot wait to make this Lemon berry Sugar Scrub and use it!
That looks amazing. I love making my own scrubs so this is one I will have to try. I find they are much better for my skin and actually do a lot more good than buying so this is great!
Dotty J Boucher says
I definitely want to try this sugar scrub out, I like the idea I can use any berries I enjoy, I also want to try that Fall scrub you have here also..
I love sugar scrubs. They just make my skin feel so nice afterward.
Soooo, I read the ingredients twice and it looks like I can eat it too. LOL. I just sounds delicious. I’m glad it’s edible, you know just in case I get locked in the bathroom (Friends episode reference with the wax). Love the idea of this scrub!
Bahaha, you could eat it – you know, in desperate situations only 😉
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love making scrubs. I will have to make some of this on the weekend. I bet it smells amazing.
Liz Mays says
Now that sounds like the perfect scrub. I like your shaving tips! I have to check out those razors.
Now this looks like the perfect way to keep your skin looking and feeling great. LOVE THIS!
i love a good sugar scrub! I usually just use lemon. I need to add some berries!
It is lovely to add in a little pampering into our daily routine. The sugar scrub you made sounds like it’d be such a great way to get a little extra TLC for your skin while showering.
What a great idea and I bet it smells amazing! I am going to pin this and give it a try.
Oh phoo. A reminder that I must shave my legs today. I have pants on so it’s easy to forget. The sugar scrub sounds great.
I never did a homemade sugar scrub. I’m thinking about trying this one. Thanks for sharing.
This scrub sounds like it will smell amazing and leave my skin feeling oh so soft. I am going to have to try making it.
Karlaroundtheworld | Karla says
I honestly need something like this. I would often just rely on cream and it’s getting old. Thanks for this sweet suggestion!
Nikki Wayne says
Oh, this looks like a nice scrub. I want to make this and try your tips on shaving.
Lauryn R says
This sugar scrub sounds heavenly, I love lemon especially in the Summer! 🙂 These are all fantastic tips for shaving, thanks for sharing! I use Venus razors as well, they are the best!
This is a nice idea to try, and I bet it smells nice, too. It could make shaving actually fun!