I’ve decided to start writing some beauty entries for my site.
And, although this piece will be on getting your legs ready for summer, I want to start this beauty series by emphasizing that the secret to being beautiful is to recognize that you already are.
These Guide for Ladies beauty series will just provide you with some suggestions and tactics to increase your confidence or enhance the beauty you already have, with no intention of making you feel inferior.
With that, let us begin this series with my
5 super easy steps to summer ready legs:
I don’t know about you, but I live in a major city, and it sometimes seems like us big city dwellers have pale and dry legs all year. Except for those weeks of vacation when we go to a bright warm spot and either read a lot or acquire a great tan that fades quickly once we return to our normal routines. There are, however, some really easy things you can do, and this is not rocket science.
I know there are a lot of lists online about how to get your legs ready for summer, but I noticed that most of them are too convoluted and tend to make people want to go out and purchase ten new things. It’s as if everyone is trying to come up with something fresh, and it’s all becoming absurd.
As a result, I decided to create my own -super simple- tutorial.
1. Dry brushing and peeling
This aids in the removal of dead skin cells, increases circulation, and results in softer, more radiant skin. Most people have some sort of peeling or dry brushing at home, and if not, dry brushing is without a doubt the most affordable DIY spa treatment on the market. Also, if you don’t have any peeling cream on hand, you may make your own by combining olive oil with salt or sugar.
I normally begin by dry brushing my legs before stepping into the shower to apply some peeling lotion.
Once the grit and filth have been removed from my legs’ skin, it’s vital to apply a moisturizer. I use either Dove body lotion or Body Shop body butter, but anything will do.
3. Hair removal
So there are a few alternatives here. Let’s go through them fast so you can pick what works best for you.
This is without a doubt my preferred method of hair removal. I normally get it done in a salon, although I sometimes do the lower legs myself. I simply think it’s so easy to be able to go to a salon, have it done, and then not have to worry about my hair for at least two weeks.
In terms of pain, I don’t find it very painful, if at all. Perhaps I just have a high pain threshold?
If you are new to waxing and are contemplating it, here is a tip on how to wax at home.
If you have problems with ingrown hairs after waxing or find waxing too painful, shaving is definitely a better alternative for you.
Simply shave towards the end of a shower to prevent irritation, since this is when the skin is at its softest.
Depilatories and laser treatments are two more choices for hair reduction. Unfortunately, I have no expertise with them, so you will have to seek guidance from Google 😉
When the hair is gone, use extra moisturizer and continue to hydrate correctly throughout the summer to protect the tan from fading.
5. Glistening bronzing
Mist your legs with some fast bronzing shimmer before going outdoors. It imparts a natural-looking gloss and conceals minor flaws with light-reflecting glitter.
So there you have it. Isn’t it simple? Perhaps this isn’t even news to some of you, but it is idiot ery. I adore how this just transforms your legs from a snow white light reflector to a healthy glow. Just don’t go overboard with the bronzers; a touch of color from a bronzing shimmer is OK, but don’t walk out looking like you spent three weeks at a tanning clinic.