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How to Get Summer-Ready Legs

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It’s summer! And you know what that means? Time to bring out those lovely dresses, skirts and shorts…and of course, show off those legs!
Since your legs will likely be exposed during the summer, it’s important to get them looking fabulous. To get fabulous looking legs, you need to make prep them. Here are some steps you need to take to have your summer-ready legs.
1.    Get Rid of the Hair
If you want to flaunt good-looking legs during the summer, removing the unwanted hair off your legs is the first step. Waxing is a painful but common way of getting rid of the hair on legs. It can be done at a salon or from the comfort of your home using a wax strip. Another option is to use an epilator. Epilators are pretty handy. The process is not as messy and it’s so effective that it picks out the tiniest hair on your legs.

Another popular way of getting rid of the hair is by applying a hair removal cream. I currently use Veet Hair Removal Cream, and it works like magic, leaving me with smooth, hair free legs within minutes.
2.    Exfoliate
Now that your legs are hair free, the next step is to exfoliate. Exfoliation doesn’t only help remove traces of dried skin, it also helps to prevent ingrown hairs and bumpy skin. This will ensure that your skin feels nice and smooth.

To exfoliate, you can use exfoliating gloves. Slip your hand through the exfoliating glove and scrub your legs, preferably in circular motion. Take care not to apply too much pressure or scrub too long so you don’t hurt yourself. An alternative to exfoliating gloves is a scrub, which you can buy from the store or make yourself if you are feeling creative. Natural scrubs like the sea salt or Epsom salts make excellent scrubs. Apply the scrub on your legs and rub in circular motions. Don’t apply too much pressure while scrubbing or you could end up hurting yourself. And remember not to scrub for too long.

 

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3. Use a Hard Skin Remover

If you have a hard skin remover, like an Emjoi Micro Pedi, this is the time to use it the most. These devices get rid of rough, dead skin, leaving your feet summer-ready.
4.    Moisturize
The next step is to moisturize your legs. Moisturizing helps to keep your skin soft, smooth and hydrated. The best time to apply a moisturizer is immediately after stepping out of the shower while your skin is still damp. This way, while applying moisturizer it will trap the water and keep your skin hydrated.
5.    Apply sunscreen
This is the final and most important step in getting your legs summer-ready. Your legs will be exposed to the rays of the sun. So, it is important to protect them from the harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen on your legs after moisturizing.

These are my tips for summer-ready legs. Do you have any tips to share? Drop them in the comment section.

Thanks for reading xo

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36 responses

  1. Great post Stella. Agree with all your tips. I am 1 though that does the lady razor for my legs. I used to use cream for removal.

    For some reason a few years ago my akin reacted to my usual hair remover.

    Anyone any suggestions on a natural product or who has found a product that works for them who is sensitive normal ones I would appreciate any suggestions? Tia

    I tried another brand and it was the same. I have never been brave enough to go for the waxing which probably sounds daft with all the tattoos I have.

    I think I will stick to careful shaving.

    Ah yes feet. So important and generally the worst looked after area. I love a foot spray after I get out of the shower. It feels so refreshing

  2. I’m quite lucky in that being a natural red head my leg hairs are very light and fine. I can get away with not shaving for months at a time! That and my legs never see the light of day as it’s never warm enough to get them out up here! Great tips here.

  3. I’ve never tried waxing my legs but after having my eyebrows waxed a couple of weeks with still no hair growing back, I am seriously tempted to give it a try. Shaving every day or two is just too annoying x

  4. Great post! I am yet to find the perfect way to remove hair from my legs. I generally use a razor, but it’s not great. I’m allergic to hair removal creams and the noise epilators make scares me! Haha

  5. Yes deffo your legs looks hot! Ive stopped using creams since they made my skin go dark! But waxing all the way! Nothing feels good as freshly waxed legs! Haha! Great tips! Exfoliation is extremely important! Plus love the blue colour on you!

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