I have a pathological dislike of pain. Which is why my legs get shaved rather than waxed. And which is why they are usually sporting horrid-looking nicks, cuts and super-dry skin that no amount of Lush Sleepy Body Lotion or Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Body Cream (my two favorites!) is able to transform into skirt-skimmingly glowy gorgeousness!
Then I ran into a college friend who now lives in Russia and has legs like butter… no exaggeration. And being a great buddy, she bestowed upon me this Russian shaving oil recipe that’s been around for a few hundred years and apparently gives ultra-sexy skin every single time!
Plus, it’s super-simple: Pour 3 tablespoons of almond oil in a bowl. Add half a tablespoon each of wheat germ oil, canola oil and sesame oil then stir till everything is all mixed up. Slather onto legs and shave.
Simple, right? And this has a long shelf life so you can make a larger batch and store in a pretty bottle (the pretty bottle won’t make it more efficient – it’s just my personal commandment).
The oils help soften the hair and lubricate the razor for a closer, knick-free shave. While leaving skin supple and well moisturised. No razor burn. No dryness. At all. Which is more than I can say for most shaving creams.
As for the razor – dunk it into a shot glass of vodka (this is Russian, remember?) for a couple of hours and it shall come out all clean and fresh, sans any oily traces!
I have tried this thrice and my legs are definitely looking much better. This week, I might even bare them in a thigh-skimming, floaty, chiffon-silk dress. Which, after being safely cocooned in denims all of these past few months, may be a massive shock for them. Send help!