Wax or Shave? How to Get the Smoothest Skin

I'll be the first to admit it, even though I'm super type A, I definitely keep up with my hair removal more in the spring and summer than in the colder months.  Honestly, I don't think I've ever met a woman who didn't.  When it comes to exactly how, I've tried most and use different techniques for different areas, but truth is hair removal isn't the only thing to credit for smoothness.  Here's what you need to know about how to get the smoothest skin for sundress season like the girls in the Nine West ad (above). Razor Fans

They say to shave in the direction of hair growth for a clean cut, but we all know to get a closer shave you need to shave in the opposite direction.  Look for a razor with 4-5 blades to ensure it gets each hair as it runs across your body and conditioning strips that ease the glide like the Gillette Venus & Olay Exfoliating Razor.  As you shave not only are you removing hair, but you're also exfoliating your skin, which removes dead skin cells keeping your skin silky to touch.  Adding a moisturizing shave cream doesn't hurt either.  Try Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream.

Waxing Fans

Rip, ouch, ooohh.  Yep, something like that.  Numbing creams are a girls best friend (I've used BareEase) and after the madness of the (most likely) Russian woman ripping you to shreds, you realize it was all worth it.  Since you wax about every 4-6 weeks though, you need to make sure you regularly exfoliate to keep your skin fresh and touchable.  Of course, exfoliate once to twice a week in the shower all over your body, but I'd recommend using a retexturizing lotion like Skinceuticals Body Retexturizing Treatment on your legs daily.  It promotes exfoliatoin and radiance.