With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting your legs summer-ready. Whether you’re planning a beach holiday or just want to feel confident and comfortable in your favourite summer outfits, giving your legs extra attention now will go a long way to achieving that goal. In this post I’ll explore the key steps to making over your legs quickly. Using exfoliating body scrubs, firming lotions and hydrating body creams will transform your legs in no time.
Step 1: Get Handy With Exfoliating Body Scrub
Exfoliation is a vital step in preparing your legs for summer. It removes dead skin cells, revealing the fresh, smooth layer underneath. Invest in a high performance exfoliating body scrub which is crunchy enough to work effectively on your body. Look for scrubs with natural ingredients like sugar or salt – abrasive grains which have rough edges to buff off hardened dead skin cells without causing irritation.
For the best effects, exfoliate your legs like this:
- Apply exfoliator to dry skin – this is a real expert insider tip as applying exfoliator to dry skin does a far better job at shifting the dead cells that rob skin of its glow than applying it to wet skin. Legology Exfo-Lite Stimulating Salts For Legs, a mix of sea salt and Himalayan pink salt was specially made to work like this on dry skin.
- Massage exfoliating body scrub over your legs from ankles to hips in small circular motions.
- Pay extra attention to rough areas like knees, ankles and heels.
- Rinse off the scrub with warm water. Legology Exfo-Lite is water-soluble and on contact with water turns into a skin-softening and nourishing milky emulsion.
- Pat your legs dry with a towel.
As well as softening skin and making it look radiant and smooth, exfoliating your legs once or twice a week will improve your circulation and lymph, the body’s natural detoxifying network that removes the trapped waste from tissues. It also primes the skin ready to absorb an application of firming lotion.
Step 2: Slosh On Plenty Of Firming Lotion
To give your legs a toned, firm and streamlined look, add a firming lotion into your routine. Firming lotions contain ingredients that help tighten and improve the elasticity of the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite and slackness.
The best firming lotions for your legs also include properties which encourage deep drainage, promoting the lymph to metabolise the waste that gets trapped between fat cells causing dimpling, so they streamline your pins.
So when choosing a body lotion look for products which contain caffeine, retinol or collagen, as these ingredients are known for their firming and streamlining actions. Apply the lotion generously to your legs, massaging it in circular motions up your legs until fully absorbed. Regular use of a firming lotion visibly improves the look of your legs, making them appear more toned and defined. Lotions like Legology Air-Lite Daily Lift For Legs that have a deep drainage benefit, helping to promote the lymph, will also make puffy legs feel lighter and more comfortable.
Step 3: Go Big On Hydrating Body Cream
Keeping your legs well hydrated is crucial for maintaining their overall health and appearance. In fact, a really good hydrating body cream will do away with dryness and scaliness with one application, visibly improving the appearance of your legs for showing off; but for ongoing benefits you need to apply hydrating body cream regularly – this is one case where frequency really does equal rewards!
Opt for a nourishing cream that contains ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera or hyaluronic acid. These ingredients deliver deep hydration, locking moisture and preventing dryness. Straight after showering or exfoliating, applying a hydrating body cream to your legs, massaging it in until fully absorbed.
Step 4: Go For The Big Reveal!
What you’ll discover is that getting your legs ready – and looking their perfect best – for summer is no big deal or a time-consuming process. By following the simple steps above and including exfoliating body scrubs, firming lotions and hydrating body creams into your routine, you can quickly transform the appearance of your legs. Remember to exfoliate regularly, use a firming lotion and hydrating body moisturising throughout the summer to maintain leg care, contours and comfort. Now go ahead and show off your beautifully transformed pins with pride!