To emphasize your legs with very minor adaptations to your normal cleansing and beauty routines, read on for a few quick tips to bring out -- and maintain -- a sexy look for your legs!
DON'T RUSH WHEN YOU SHAVEIf you shave your legs, realize that nothing ruins super-smooth skin like nicks from a hurried shave. Hastily shaving your legs may cause the razor to snag your skin and remove tiny chunks at a time, especially around your knees, ankles and the thin areas of flesh on your shins. Also be sure your razor is still very sharp -- a dull blade can also cut.
To combat nicks from shaving too quickly or from a dull razor, rinse away the blood before exiting the shower, blot with a tissue or toilet paper, and apply a tiny corner of tissue to your wound. Allow it to dry the blood and decide whether the cut necessitates a bandage.
MOISTURIZEShine adds a whole new dimension to smooth legs. A fragrant lotion creates softness, and newly applied moisturizer creates a nice glow that draws attention to your silky legs. You can also buy lotions with added shimmer for a little extra radiance.
USE A LOOFAH PAD TO EXFOLIATE & BUFF OUT IMPERFECTIONS
Sometimes tiny blemishes caused by ingrown hairs or minor skin conditions render legs to be not as smooth as they once were. By gently exfoliating at least once or twice a week, your legs can be healthy, soft and blemish-free with very little effort.
If you aren't sure what a loofah pad looks like, they typically have a beige-colored surface on one side and terrycloth on the other -- see one at the right. Loofahs usually only cost a couple dollars, and they're well worth the investment!
TRY A VITAMIN-RICH BODY SCRUBWhile exfoliating with the loofah pad provides a great scrubbing motion, indulging in a luxurious body scrub is as good for the senses and the spirit as it is for the body.
The nutrients contained in the scrub potion nourish the skin and welcome healthier cells to replace the dead skin cells shed through exfoliation. Don't just scrub away old cells -- promote new ones.
EXERCISEWhile the aesthetic elements mentioned above will truly lend themselves to the overall condition of your legs, these products and practices won't do a thing for your muscle tone and body mass.
To keep your legs in swimsuit shape all year long, consider engaging in regular exercise several times a week. Get into a good habit of running, walking or jogging, bike riding, stair climbing or doing simple exercises like leg-lifts. Even the smallest amount of exercise can be beneficial to your body as you build your way up to longer routines.