Be it dancing, partying or walking down the lane with your girls for an evening out or brunch, a cute little dress or skirt speaks your sense of fashion and style. It’s hot or humid and you want to work out or go for a run in your shorts, but those unclean legs can be embarrassing during such situations, right?
Well, worry not! Getting smooth and beautiful looking legs requires a lot of care, pampering and work but it’s not impossible. You can show off those legs anytime if you keep these below tips in mind and work on them on a daily basis.
Keep the dead skin cells at bay
Exfoliation is the key to get smooth skin. Just like it’s essential to get rid of the dead skin cells on your face, it is important to exfoliate your legs as well to get rid of the dirt, grime and gunk. Our body is exposed to sun rays, pollution and many external factors and get tanned easily. Make sure that you exfoliate them 1 to 2 times a week using a body scrub. Wet the legs and gently massage them with the scrub in circular motions and rinse it off with water.
Have a proper hair removal routine
Getting rid of the hair on your legs is of utmost importance if you want to flaunt them right in those short dresses. Make sure you have a proper hair removal routine. Waxing is one of the most preferred ways in which you can get rid of it. It also gets rid of the tan and leaves your legs silky smooth. Shaving is another option if you are running out of time and need an instant remedy. You can choose whatever option that suits you and flaunt your legs.
Caring before hair removal
It is essential to take measures before you decide to remove the hair from your legs to avoid rashes, cuts and irritation. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
If you prefer waxing, make sure that your legs are dry and free from any ointments and lotions. This will prevent greasiness and ease out the hair removal process. Also, do a patch test if you’re allergic to certain ingredients in the wax so that your skin doesn’t feel irritated.
It is essential that you take care of your skin before you shave your legs. Apply shaving cream or foam before shaving to avoid cuts. You can alternatively use aloe vera gel or coconut oil too to protect your skin from the blades. One can also exfoliate before so it becomes easier to get rid of the hair…
Post hair removal care
Caring after removing hair is also essential to calm your skin down. After waxing, let your skin cool down under cold water and remove the residual wax. Later, make sure to apply a moisturiser on your legs to prevent red bumps and rashes. Avoid sun exposure immediately after waxing since your skin tends to be sensitive. After you shave, don’t skip creaming your skin to prevent dryness.
Say goodbye to cellulite!
The cellulite on your legs can prevent you from showing off that beautiful skin. In case you are suffering from the same use this inexpensive trick. Take some coffee grinds and massage your legs with the same before taking a shower. Massaging your skin with caffeine helps in stimulating the flow of blood and in turn helps in skin tightening. Do this daily and your skin will be ready to flaunt!
Never skip your favourite moisturiser!
When you just step out of the shower, slather on that favourite lotion of yours onto your body. While your skin is wet, it will be able to absorb the lotion to the maximum and lock the moisture into your skin. Your legs will stay nourished throughout the day and you’ll be able to flaunt them without having to worry about them looking dry.
Follow these steps on a day-to-day basis and you’ll be left with gorgeous looking legs to flaunt away.
– Article by Shalini Srivastava