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Many years ago, when shaving my legs was forbidden by my parents and I had to sneak my Dad’s razor if I wanted to do it, there was a girl at school called Roz. And Roz boasted to everyone that her mother allowed her to get rid of her new sprung pubescent hair and what’s more, Roz’s mum even bought her a silky mit to do this with. The whole class was green with jealousy and needless to say, Roz didn’t make too many friends by bragging about this. Then, a few days ago, I trawled Boots looking for some mini treats to pamper myself and I purely by accident came across ‘Silky Mit.’ My memories drifted back to those high school days as I tried to recall the last time I shaved my legs (Chris is working away so I can get away wit it at the moment!) But with him being back at the weekend I need to sort them out – and so I forked out….
-------------------------- Packaging and Price -------------------------- The silky mit comes packaged in a small, cardboard envelope with a rather cheesy picture of a lady sat with her legs on show and a silky mit poised above the skin. The packaging tells you that there are in fact 3 silky mits enclosed and there is a promise of ‘hair-free smooth legs.’ I paid a whole 99p for the packet I bought which is far cheaper than buying a new razor so I hoped they would prove to be good value for money.
The mits themselves are a dark grey colour loop design that neatly fits over your four fingers. It is made of a coarse material that’s like a very very fine sandpaper
------------- Directions ------------- The package advises you to use the silky mit on dry skin. Then, you rub the glove, which fits snugly over your first four fingers, in a circular motion, 4 times clockwise and then 4 times anticlockwise. It also warns you not to rub up and down and also to rub gently.
My advice is you do need to apply a small amount of pressure to achieve any results. When the mit is working, you’ll notice a fine white powder on your legs which the manufacturer’s Alida state is ‘the natural accumulation resulting from the gentle grinding which removes hair and exfoliates the skin.’
Finally, you’re advised to apply a cool damp towel to the legs followed by some moisturiser.
--------- Results --------- Well, it did take longer than I expected but there is a bit of a nack to it. My legs did feel incredibly smooth afterwards as the mit exfoliates the skin as well as removing hairs. Tonight, having used it this morning, my legs have been a little irritated and the skin is slightly inflamed but I do have very sensitive skin and I think the areas where this has occurred is where I got a bit over zealous with my mit! My legs are unfortunately a mess anyway as my new kitten sticks her iccle claws in them to help her climb into my lap! There is though the added advantage of no shaving cuts – yippee!!
The only disadvantages then were the slight irritation to my skin and the time taken but I'm sure both of these can be avoided in future when I get the nack of it all.
My legs are smooth as a baby’s bottom and ready for Chris to return home and comment on their smoothness. The mits are ready and waiting in the bathroom and can be used again and again according to the packet. I imagine the 3 that came with the pcket would last a couple of weeks which seems like excellent value for money in my opinion. It’s definitely a pampering experience and worth a break from razors!