If you are a person who chooses to remove hair from your legs, you have a number of ways to do so – including shaving and waxing.
But it turns out there might be another way to do it – that costs a lot less to do.
A woman has taken to TikTok to claim that she’s found a new way to keep her legs feeling and looking smooth without using a razor.
The TikToker, named Jules, who posts under the username @jules49of explained how she’d seen other TikTok users using sandpaper to remove hair from their legs.
In the viral clip on TikTok she said: “This is my first TikTok on here, I’ve been stalking you people for a little bit.
“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.
“She said, in a circle this way 10 times, in a circle the other way 10 times. I did it.
“My god, my skin is so soft, it’s awesome. And it works.”
Jules added: “I have been using a frickin’ razor all this time. Just some 600 grit sandpaper. Thank you accountants of TikTok.”
The video has since gone viral, being watched over one million times and garnering more than 184,000 likes.
One person said: “There’s a tool I bought on TV a few years ago that uses sandpaper. I did it on my son’s leg in a circle and he still doesn’t grow hair there. He’s 23.”
Another wrote: “I use sandpaper blocks on my heels.”
A third replied: “Ever since I started carpentry and as a person with super sensitive skin, sandpaper has been a blessing. Exfoliation AND hair removal? Yes please.”
However, not everyone thought this was such a good idea and one expert warned people to be careful.
They commented: “Alright I’m an esthetician, this will rub your skin raw, I wouldn’t recommend.”
A different user added: “You know how many small paper cut you are doing to your skin? The chance of getting an infection.”