Okay, I have to be honest with you here. Shaving is not one of my favorite rituals! In fact, if there was any way around it, I wouldn't shave. But, being that I hate not having smooth, hair-free legs, I endure the shaving routine a couple times a week. However, I have found a few ways to make the process, if not enjoyable, at least not just a drag and an annoyance!
The first step to making your shaving experience less frustrating, is to get the proper razor; I started out using just cheap disposable razors, and that is not the way to go! There are a variety of safety razors, refillable razors, etc. available either at your local department store or online. Personally, I prefer a good refillable razor. I found a couple that have a comfortable and stylish design, and I find it much easier to just replace the blades, and be able to keep the handle design that I like.
Obviously, the next step in shaving-or the next tool in your shaving tool kit- is the shaving cream. Again, not just the cheapest option at your local store! While I'm not a proponent of spending money unnecessarily, I always opt for the little bit more luxurious choice. I usually choose a fruity-scented one, and much prefer shaving gel over shaving cream. Don't ask my why, I just do! (Although, for one reason, I do think it provides a closer shave). I know it is a small thing, but using a scented shave gel makes the shaving routine a little more fun!
Another important tool for shaving (or rather after shaving) is a good exfoliator. Using an exfoliating scrub after your shave really helps prevent ingrown hairs, and leaves your skin super smooth and soft. While I'm not particular as to a certain brand for my scrub, I do prefer the kind with spherical beads, as opposed to the natural scrubs, which often have gritty pieces that can actually hurt sometimes!
The last item I consider necessary is a nice moisturizing lotion. I absolutely have to finish off my routine with a thick, creamy lotion that provides plenty of hydration and locks in the moisture. It's a must-have, and the perfect way to finish the job!
This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.