How To: Get Summer Ready Legs

OK so you let the hairs on your legs grow a little long in winter since they were hidden under your stockings, and you had super-hot showers which left your legs all dry and scaly. But now summer is almost upon us and your legs have to come out of hibernation. Here’s what you need to do before you thrust them upon the public.

Perfect pins start with exfoliation. Remove the dead skin cells that have built up to reveal a soft, smooth layer. By exfoliating regularly you’ll also help prevent ingrown hairs, and diminish the appearance of cellulite. Pick from either a sugar or salt scrub, slap some onto a loofah and rub in a circular motion over your legs. I am obsessed with the Sans BIO ACTIVE BODY EXFOLIANT RRP $49 which is enriched with ultra fine bamboo granules, organic shea butter and ginseng. Vitamin E and goji berry also combine to boost hydration, minimise pores and plump skin. Use 2-3 times a week for best results.

Alternate between your regular moisturiser and a body oil like Neutrogena Body Oil Light Sesame Formula RRP $21.49 which absorbs into the skin, sealing in moisture with a few drops. As a result, skin feels moisturised, soft, silky and looks radiant. It is best used after a shower or bath while skin is damp.

The finishing touch: a faux glow. A self-tanning lotion will mask imperfections and provide your legs with an even, sunkissed dose of colour. Choose from a self-tanning lotion or mousse, a gradual tanning lotion, or an instant (and wash-off) leg bronzer like the Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel RRP $35.90. Quick-drying and easy to apply, Trilogy’s unique formulation provides an immediate golden shimmer to skin in need of a vacation. The initial application develops into a rich bronze tan over 2-3 hours, without sun exposure, and leaves skin with a gorgeous golden glow.

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