Soften skin for V-Day

The frozen winter chill may have you wrapped in endless layers of clothes, and therefore inclined to skip a few waxes (we understand). But, don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, we checked in with Jaira Lima, celebrity waxing expert and owner of Jaira’s Salon, for a few Valentine’s Day grooming tips to avoid romance-killing sandpaper legs.

1.  Wax it! Not only will waxing leave you extra smooth, it will stay that way for weeks. When it does grow back, it will be more of a soft fuzz then your usual sandpaper.

2. If you’re not going to wax, shave right. Soak in a very warm bath and use a good shaving cream that will soften the hair and ensure your razor glides smoothly over your skin; this will reduce irritation, prevent razor burn, and help prevent cuts.

3.  Lotion, lotion, lotion. You want your skin moist and smooth, do not go overboard with scented lotions, they can cause irritation and give him the impression you’re trying to cover something up!

For more information, see jairasbrazilianwax.com.

-Natalia Restrepo Weil