An adventurous woman took to TikTok this week to share her “hack” for smooth legs: using sandpaper to “shave” the hair off instead of a razor. TikToker Jules (@jules490f) insisted that she’ll never buy razors again since giving the method a go after seeing another user on the site doing the same thing. Now, she swears by sandpaper and recommends everyone else gives it a go as well.
- Jules swears it’s left her skin “so soft.” In her video, which was the first she ever posted on the site, she revealed that she was intrigued after seeing another woman using sandpaper to shave her legs and decided to give it a go herself. “This is my first TikTok on here, I’ve been stalking you people for a little bit,” she said in the clip. “I was watching one of these girls, she’s an ‘accountant,’ I was learning about the business, anyway, watching this girl, she’s an accountant and she’s talking about shaving her legs with sandpaper. She used 600 grit sandpaper on her legs.”
- So… how exactly does it work? As you can imagine, the method is pretty simple and while it sounds painful, Jules says that’s not the case. “She said, in a circle this way 10 times, in a circle the other way 10 times. I did it,” Jules explained of the original video that inspired her. “My god, my skin is so soft, it’s awesome. And it works.”
- As you can imagine, the video went viral pretty quickly. Jules’ video quickly garnered more than a million views and the responses were varied. While some people thought Jules was absolutely nuts for using sandpaper on her skin, others thought it was an interesting idea and wondered whether she might try the method on other areas of her body (the answer is no).
- How long does it last? Not very, from the sounds of things. In a follow-up video, Jules answered one of the most popular questions. “One of the questions that really stood out was how long did it last, and it lasted, like, 24 hours later – I had a little bit of stubble on my legs, not bad, and I have to say I also used a lot of lotion after I did that to make sure that my legs were hydrated,” she said. I think I’ll take her word for it.