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Ten ways to get smooth legs this summer

Ten ways to get smooth legs this summer

After hibernating in trousers and thick woolly tights all winter, legs need some TLC before they make their summer debut. Follow these ten tips for smooth, flawless pins all summer long:

Ditch the soap and invest in shaving cream

Shaving with soap may seem convenient, but it can result in a clogged-up razor blade (hello razor burn!), and it doesn’t offer the smooth glide that shaving creams do. Shaving creams help soften hair, giving you a closer shave, and may contain hydrating ingredients like vitamin E.

 

Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating before you shave is key. It’s the only way of removing dry and dead skin cells, giving you a smooth shave and helping your moisturisers absorb more easily.

 

Apply SPF

The legs are often neglected when it comes to daily sunscreen, but if they’re exposed, they should be covered in SPF as well.

 

Use a good quality razor

Cheaply-produced disposable razors are known to cause razor burn and discomfort. Invest in a good razor with multiple blades, and replace your blades regularly.

 

Don’t shave as soon as you step into the shower

Allowing your legs to soak up some warm water while you wash your hair or body makes the hair softer, opens the pores and in turn makes it easier to shave.

 

Be gentle

Be careful not to apply too much pressure when shaving, and avoid tugging at the skin – this can lead to irritation and painful nicks. If you prefer waxing, visit a qualified professional who knows the correct technique instead of attempting it yourself (you’ll thank us later!).

 

Shave in the direction of hair growth

If your skin is prone to irritation and razor burn, try shaving in the direction of the hair growth to minimise irritation.

 

Try dry-brushing

Super affordable and easy, dry brushing is effective in improving circulation (goodbye, cellulite!) and ridding the skin of dead cells. Start at your feet and work the brush upwards in gentle circular motions, in the direction of your heart.

 

Nourish scars

Apply tissue oil or vitamin E oil to scrapes, cuts and bruises to help the skin heal faster and minimise scarring. Existing scars can be treated via laser and peel procedures. Look out for the new FINO Cosmetics range next year, which includes a natural Tissue Oil and a Dark Mark corrector!

 

Apply FINO Soothe WOMAN

FINO Soothe WOMAN is a synergistic blend of vitamin A and fruit enzymes that gently exfoliates, purifies and revitalises skin, while helping to improve elasticity. It is easily absorbed and will not stain clothing, plus you can use it anywhere on the body (including bikini line and eyebrows) after shaving, waxing or any other form of depilation.

This unique soothing balm helps reduce ingrown hair, while assisting in calming and moisturising tender skin. It contributes to the relief of dry, itchy skin and other post hair removal irritations. It is suitable for all skin types and can be used on sensitive skin.

FINO Soothe WOMAN is available from Dis-Chem, Clicks and selected pharmacies and salons.

 

Get It Magazine Durban October 2018

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The Santa Run is Back!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; and what better way to enjoy it than with family and friends at this year’s Santa Run powered by The Hub. KZN’s very own Christmas themed 5km family run is a fun-filled experience that takes participants in, through, up, down, out and around the beloved Jonsson Kings Park precinct. And we have some tickets to giveaway!

 

Durban gets the nod for highly anticipated Calum Scott ‘Only Human’ South Africa Tour

Platinum selling singer/songwriter and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Calum Scott last month announced the South African dates for his ‘Only Human’ Tour in November with performances in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Following an overwhelming response from Durban fans via social media, Calum Scott has felt the love from KZN and has added 9 November at the Durban Botanic Gardens to the SA tour. And… we are giving away tickets!

 

Something new on your burger bun

Most of us love the idea of a burger, no matter what our food preference is, and burgers are certainly not for meat eaters alone. For those who are health conscious or don’t eat meat, why not add this Pouyoukas recipe of spicy lentil burgers to your burger night as an extra option.

 

October Spoil

An afternoon of decadence.

 

21 reasons to open a bottle of FAT Bastard

Life, like FAT bastard, should be filled to the brim and enjoyed in large, delicious gulps. And this year, this well-loved, delicious, full-bodied range of wines, is celebrating 21 years of living large. So named because when first created by

 

Pinkies up, it’s time for tea!

There’s nothing quite like tantalising your taste buds in spring with a tall glass of iced tea, which is why we are over the moon that one of our favourite fruit juice brands, Sir Fruit, has introduced a bold, low sugar Ice Tea to its range.

 

It’s fun, there is food, it’s the Bierfest at Suncoast

Bierfest is back at Durban premier entertainment destination, SUNCOAST, with an offering of good food, music and beer at this year’s TOPS at SPAR Bierfest!

 

August Spoil

Chocolate biscuits …and a luxury breakaway!

 

Its time to READ competition

A wise man once quipped: Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. Albert Einstein certainly knew what he was speaking about, and when it comes to encouraging creativity and imagination in our youth, just think of the untold treasure, waiting to be discovered!

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