Spring is almost upon us! Are you already thinking about the summer wardrobe, all those dresses and skirts you plan to wear? Before going shopping, you might want to consider a spring skincare routine to get glowing legs and feet!
With a little love and care, your legs will be ready for summer in no time!
1. Exfoliate with care
During winter we tend to wear trousers and warm clothes, so the skin accumulates plenty of dead cells that give it an unpleasant texture. This is the reason why spring is the perfect time to gently exfoliate the whole body. A dry brush is an excellent idea if you want to revitalize the skin on the legs. Using the dry brush before your shower for a few weeks can considerably improve the feel of the skin on your legs. More than this, it will help you get rid of the dead cells. While you shower, you can also use a scrub to exfoliate the whole body. This scrub can be using all-natural ingredients that you find around the house, such as ground coffee, or a special product that serves this exact purpose such as:
Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub is a scrub that can be used on all skin types. Its formula includes finely granulated corn cob meal, a well-known and very efficient exfoliator. The result? A smooth, perfectly looking skin! The product is free from artificial fragrance and colour, and suitable to use on sensitive skin.
2. Remove unwanted body hair
In winter you may have managed to get away with waxing just before significant events (or not at all). Spring however is a great time to get rid of all that unwanted body hair. You can give your legs a really close shave or wax, depending on your preference. If however you are worried about in-grown hair (very common after wearing pants for months), there is a solution for this:
Hovan's Medi Cream Bikini Saver is designed to prevent in-grown hair, as well as bumps and irritation after shaving or waxing. With gentle but very effective ingredients, the cream delivers spectacular results, whatever hair removal method you might choose. You can use it after laser and electrolysis, and it is great for sensitive skin too. Only use a small amount, it will be enough. Apply regularly to prevent in-grown hair.
3. Hydrate the skin (intensively and regularly)
Hydration is not only about the water we drink, the skin needs hydration too! Once you get rid of the dead cells and unwanted hair, it's a good time to hydrate the skin. Every day, after the evening shower, you can moisturise the skin with a hydrating lotion. Apply the lotion from the feet up, with gentle, but firm, massage movements. Once a week, you can treat your legs with an all-natural treatment by massaging olive oil on your wet skin for a few minutes. For amazing results in a short period of time, you can also choose:
Organic Nation Vanillamint Body Moisturiser has 78% certified organic content. It is infused with organic aloe leaf juice, as well as Australian indigenous 'superberries.' Does this make it a super moisturiser? It would appear so, if you read the reviews. The product improves skin's elasticity and provides long-lasting hydration. If silky smooth skin is your goal, this might just be your product!
4. Give it a touch of colour
If you're worried your legs will look too white after a long winter, a touch of colour is the optimal solution. However, as we know sun exposure can be dangerous to your health. To stay safe while getting a nice, glowing tan, you have other options available, for example:
Naked Tan Goddess Instant Tan is the solution if you want a tan and you want it NOW. It provides an instant glow and is designed to match all skin types, so you don't have to worry about choosing a product that is the right shade for you. It's easy, it's safe, and you get a bronzed tan. The tan lasts for up to 24 hours, so reapply when needed. Free from tanning actives.
5. Say "adieu" to cellulite
A sexy glow with no cellulite? YES! The lotions and creams containing very fine glowing particles will make your skin look healthy, glowing, and so very sexy. They reflect the light, and it will make your legs literally glow. If you are concerned with cellulite, drinking more water can help improve the skin texture. Also, using an anti-cellulite or skin firming treatment regularly can have benefits. You can try:
ASAP cellulite + skin firming treatment is formulated to help you get a firmer, better-contoured body. The treatment is considered revolutionary and efficient for cellulite and stretch marks. It aims to improve significantly skin elasticity and hydration, resulting in an adorable smoothness.
Incorporating these skin care tips into your routine can help you achieve the skin texture (and glow) that you desire for summer. With the right products, it’s an easy job and you’ll love the results. You might even be tempted to get even shorter skirts and dresses!