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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: In this photo illustration, the TikTok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans any transactions between the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, and U.S. citizens due to national security reasons. The president signed a separate executive order banning transactions with China-based tech company Tencent, which owns the app WeChat. Both orders are set to take effect in 45 days. (Photo Illustration by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

For a lot of us, shaving the legs is just part of life. We’ve spent tons of money on razors, shaving cream and learned which products leave our legs smooth and silky for the longest, but a new TikTok trend has us rethinking everything. A user named Jules shared a video explaining that after seeing another TikToker talk about her method of leg hair removal, she’s now ditching the razors. And she’s replacing them with … sandpaper.

Sounds a little scary, right? But Jules swears by the new method and says it left her skin “so soft.” In her very first TikTok, which has racked up more than a million views already, she says the user she learned about the sandpaper from used 600 grit on her legs, so she did too. Jules points out that the secret is to use the sandpaper in a circle one way 10 times, then change direction and go the other way 10 times. “And it works,” she says.

As you can imagine, her viral video has gotten thousands of comments and questions, which Jules answers and addresses in a follow-up video. People wanted to know how long it lasts and she says 24 hours later, she had a little stubble, but not bad. And there were questions about other body parts the sandpaper could be used on, but Jules says she’s not willing to take the risk on her more intimate areas. “And then the hootie-ha? Yeah, I don’t think I wanna do mine,” she says. “That hair’s pretty coarse, and it might take some aggressive rubbing.”

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