Guest Post — Let’s Talk About Smooth Legs: Shaving with Sensé

The following is a guest post written by Bea Kinnear, a USANA Associate and author of Your Skin & You. She is owner and moderator of the Yahoo! Sensé Help Site, where she works with Kathleen Rockney, Jacquie Malinowski, and Janet Bernstein to educate members about skin care.

The site is where a version of this and other articles in the “Let’s Talk” series originally appeared. Bea has agreed to share select articles with What’s Up, USANA? as a resource for readers to learn more about Sensé products.

Read previous posts here.

For some time it has been a fashionable routine for women to shave their legs. It is possible to shave your legs and end up with a nice, close shave with smooth skin and no razor burn.

Shaving can be a good alternative to painless hair removal with the right razor and using Sensé products.

To have a great shave, and best results, here are a few Dos and Don’ts to consider:

  • Shave in the morning when legs are less puffy
  • Soak legs in warm water for a few minutes to open the follicles
  • Purchase a razor designed especially for women! They are a different shape from razors men use for their face. It is best to use a blade razor only 3 times (it does not need to be expensive)
  • Never dry shave; you can get razor burn, cuts and scratches
  • Bending your legs makes shaving easier. You can do this by propping your foot on the edge of the bathtub. Work on one leg at a time
  • Start at the ankle and shave upward. Hair grows downward on legs
  • Avoid going over the same area

Sensé Products to Have On-Hand…

  • Rice Bran Polisher or
  • Energizing Shower Gel
  • Firming Body Nourisher
  • Sensé Hair Conditioner
  • Toner
  • Night Renewal Crème

Don’t Forget…

  • Warm water
  • Fresh sharp razor
  • Rinse off cloth
  • Fluffy towel

Step 1

Exfoliate your legs with Rice Bran Polisher or with Sensé Shower Gel. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, making it easier for the razor to shave off hair. Your razor is then less likely to get clogged with dead skin cells. Rinse.

Step 2

Lather a good layer of Firming Body Nourisher on the first leg and start shaving. Or, if you prefer, you can use the Sensé Nourishing Conditioner. Always keep legs wet while shaving to prevent nicks. Rinse razor off every few strokes under warm water to keep blades clean and clear of cream and hair for smooth shaving.

Step 3

Rinse legs with cool water to remove any remaining cream from your legs and to help in closing the pores.

Step 4

Shaving leaves your skin vulnerable with open pores and dryness without the natural oils from your missing hairs. Just like your face, you need to restore the skin’s pH and refine pore size before applying your final step.

Dampen a cotton pad with Sensé Toner and blend over the shaved skin. Once dry, apply the final moisturizing cream to prevent skin dryness.

Step 5

Apply soothing Night Renewal Crème, an intense moisturizer for even, soft legs.

I recommend the Sensé Night Renewal cream for the calming effect required after shaving. Firming Body Nourisher contains exfoliants that are not necessary after a shaving program and it might make the skin sensitive for some people.

Nothing is worse than putting on those summer shorts or a short dress, only to realize your legs need to be shaved.

If you plan on using a spray on tan, make sure you have exfoliated your skin first. You especially need to exfoliate and shave your legs for better coverage. It is best to wait one day after shaving before applying a spray on tan.

Learn more about Sensé. For an application to join the Sensé Help Site, please contact Bea.

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