Nothing says summer like tanned legs, short shorts and mini dresses. But getting flawless gams you’re proud to show off requires prep work and pampering. From using the right hair removal products to all-natural exfoliating recipes, here’s a list of tips to ensure your legs get noticed, presented in partnership with Veet®. Catwalk here we come.
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Winter can be harsh on our skin, so make sure to exfoliate before heading to the beach for the first time this season. Making a simple sugar or salt scrub
is an easy fix. Mix salt or sugar with enough liquid to make a paste and rub the mixture on your skin. The concoction will leave your legs feeling like a baby’s bottom.
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Your hair-removal method can make a big difference in how your legs look and feel. If you use hair removal creams, be sure to use products that don’t irritate the skin. Products like Veet® hair removal creams contain shea butter and aloe vera, which leave your skin feeling moisturized and soft to the touch. Its new formula with Silk & Fresh™ Fragrance Technology also leaves a delicious flower scent, and touchably smooth skin for you to proudly show off during the summer season!
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Heat, sun and chlorine can be a dangerous combination for your skin. Invest in high-quality body creams or oils that lock in moisture. Look for humectants like glycerine or sorbitol in your ingredient list. They’re important substances that help retain the body’s natural moisture.
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Make sure your feet look as great as your legs do. A great tip is to slather your favourite cream on your feet and wrap them in a cozy pair of socks before going to bed. It’s an overnight treatment that locks in moisture.
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Work your glutes and hamstrings with leg exercises that tone and strengthen. Lunges, leg presses and calf raises will do the trick.
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Coconut oil is your best friend if you want to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Combine one part melted coconut oil with one part fresh coffee grounds and let the mixture harden in muffin tins. The result is the ultimate anti-cellulite bar that moisturizes and stimulates blood flow as you massage it into your skin.
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Sometimes we’re our own worst critic and forget that we’re not all born with long supermodel legs. It might feel like genetics, age and height are hindering our quest for perfection, but the point is to take care of what you’ve got and showcase it in the best light possible. After all, we’re all flawless in our way.