Revealing Your Summer Skin

Thank you Pure Silk for sponsoring this post! 

Summer. The word alone carries magical feelings. Tropical vibes, sun-kissed skin, palm trees, juicy pineapple, music, and coconut everything. It makes you want to plan all the vacations, backyard picnics, BBQs, and weekend adventures. While travel may not be huge on our list this year (we’re saving money for other things… ugh 😉 ) both Bruce and I are summer junkies. We love the long days, warmer evenings, wearing shorts, and outdoor everything!

The truth is I’m a Colorado girl and my legs don’t see the sun for a good 4 months. So every year my legs need a little bit of TLC to get summer ready! While I’m at it, I’ll also confess how bad I am at shaving! I may even be one of the worst shavers in the world (although quality razors and Pure Silk Shave Cream make a HUGE difference).  I love having shaved legs but I’ve ended up in too many situations where I use an old razor with shampoo and walk out with missed patches and a handful of cuts (boo!)

That’s why I am embracing summer by shaving the right way. I was excited to try Pure Silk Razors and Pure Silk Shave Cream to get my legs ready for all things summer. I instantly started dreaming of hanging by the pool listening to my new JBL Flip 3 Speaker and started shaving my legs right away (they needed it anyways! haha!) Now that we are dreaming of sitting by the pool and soaking up all the sun, I wanted to share with you some of my tips for revealing that summer skin!


  1. SHAVE EVERY DAY: Shaving can feel like a daunting task (at least if you are anything like me) but when you have quality razors & Pure Silk Shave Cream (NOT body wash or conditioner) it makes the task so much easier. It is so easy to work the two minute task into your shower routine and the result is smooth, healthy, moisturized skin. So easy in fact that I should honestly keep it up through the winter too! I mean,  you never know when there will be a hot tub!! 😉
  2. USE LOTION: When the dryness of winter melts away, sometimes we forget to still moisturize. Use a good lotion and moisturize after your shower every time! It will keep your legs silky smooth!
  3. GET SOME SUN & WEAR SUNSCREEN: I know it feels like the moment we put on sunscreen we don’t get the benefits of the sun – we want the tan skin & vitamin D BUT we actually get the best of the sun when we are wearing sunscreen. It is important to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun and you will still get plenty of the vitamins!
  4. USE BRONZER: Since we are wearing sunscreen for the healthiest skin, bronzer is your new best friend for that sun kissed look! I love using it on my cheeks and brow (in moderation) as well as my collar bones.

So grab some Pure Silk Razors & Pure Silk Shave Cream and get that soft skin for your summer activities! You’ll legs will be on their way to some much needed vitamin D and ready to take you on all the adventures your summer holds!

What are you doing to get ready for summer?

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Amy

    I have totally noticed that if I use a shaving gel my legs are 10x smoother! I love these tips!!

  • I haven’t used shaving cream in forever, but I may need to try this. I bet the raspberry one smells amazing!

  • I LOVE Pure Silk, I honestly think it’s one of the best gels on the market. And I totally know what you mean about summer skin and shaving! Cute pictures!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ooooh, they look great! Thanks for sharing!

    • Oak & Oats

      Of course!!

  • Totally get it! I shave my legs everyday!! I have been looking for a new razor so I will have to give these a go! Hope you have a great summer!!

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes!!! They are soooo nice! I’ve been using them exclusively this summer!!

  • I need to shave my legs, hahaha! I need to get better, but I always forget. Love these tips!

  • I love your bathroom wallpaper!! Also, Raspberry Mist sounds like it would smell really nice.

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! It smells soooo good! And I am obsessed with the floral wallpaper!!

  • Love the tips! Seriously the best way to get the perfect summer skin!

    Also, I’m definitely putting that speaker on my wish list! It’s super cute and full of summer vibes (especially if I played the Moana soundtrack) #wheretheskymeetsthesea

    • Oak & Oats

      Yesss! Until then we should summer vibe together!

  • Summer legs for days!

    • Oak & Oats


  • Sophia

    I’m so so so guilty of using conditioner or body wash (or even shampoo!) instead of shaving cream!! I’ll definitely have to try Pure Silk.

    • Oak & Oats

      I know! Me too – but shave gel is SO much better!

  • I need this! My poor legs are so rough and dry!

  • These are really great tips! I try to shave everyday especially in the summer. It sounds daunting, bit e makes it easier and your legs smoother! I will have to try out the Pure Silk gel. I haven’t used shaving cream in so long, but this makes me want to!

  • Rebecca Dye

    Oh man, what a kick in the pants. Lol. I totally use shampoo or body wash, and EVERY TIME I ask myself “why don’t I just go buy some shaving cream?!” (And a good razor while we are still asking questions) Great tips, heading to the store this weekend!

    Also, looking cute (as always) Bethy!

    • Oak & Oats

      hahahah! This made me laugh out loud!! Let me know which sent you got!!

  • Great blog post! Now I need some shaving cream!!!!

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah yes! I know! I love love this kind!

  • Gennie

    I love pure silk! I’m in utah and may neglect my legs for a good long time during the winter!

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah yes! You and me both!

  • Love raspberry! Also, your pictures look so great. What lens are you using?

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you so much Rachel! These photos are with my 50mm 1.8 lens!

  • I’m not very good at shaving my legs. I probably need to make it more of a priority. Great tips. Thanks

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah yes! I honestly can relate!

  • Gotta love a good shaved leg in the summertime! 😉

    • Oak & Oats

      For reals!

  • My legs have been extra dry recently, I might need to give this a try! Thanks!
    ps. Your bathroom is gorgeous!!

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! I hate having dry legs! Also thanks so much!

  • I switched to Pure Silk after I got a sample once! It really is superior because it comes out ready to use/I won’t waste any.
    I think if they updated their packaging, more people would pick it up. I will admit that I never tried it until my sample based solely on the packaging.

  • Wonderful post! I appreciate your high quality photos too!
    Jasmine Grace

  • Nice girl! Love the blog phtography!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you so much Brittany!!