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It feels like summer is finally here! For the first time in forever we have had more than three consecutive days of glorious sunshine! Now that the sun is shining we need our pins and tootsies to look good as we strip down and swap out our tight denim jeans and trainers for floaty midi dresses and mules. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll have silky smooth legs and toes in no time!
Exfoliating your legs is the best way to get radiant, smooth skin this summer and we recommend that you try The Body Shop’s Spa of The World™ African Ximenia Scrub (RRP £22). Not keen on scrubs? Try these Exfoliating Bath Gloves (RRP £5) or Aromatherapy Associates Body Brush (RRP £25) to buff away any dead skin cells, but be careful not to rub too hard!
We’ve all felt the wrath of a razor when dry shaving our legs in hurry. Dry shaving is a total no-no as it increases the risk of nicks and is easier to miss spots. Before a razor goes anywhere near your skin, you need to soak your legs in the bathtub or shower for a few minutes to soften both the skin and hair which will result in a much closer and comfortable shave. Try this metal rose gold razor from Friction Free Shaving (£9) for a super cute and eco-friendly addition to your bathroom!
We are all guilty of using shampoo or body wash instead of shaving gel, which causes irritation and redness. Once you’ve shaved your legs, we recommend that you don’t moisturise them for at least 30 minutes to avoid any stinging sensation.
When choosing fake tan, we suggest that you go a shade lighter than you think you need to avoid looking like an Oompa Lumpa. Take a small blob and apply it with a mitt in circular motions and use it sparingly on dry areas such as knees and elbows to avoid darkness. You can also use a non-fragranced moisturiser on these areas prior to tanning and remember to always exfoliate. We like St. Tropez’s Gradual Tan Moisture Miracle Lotion (RRP £14.50).
To illuminate that tan you carefully spent applying to your body, use a good moisturiser! We recommend Skinnydip’s Shake Your Coconuts Glowing Out Shimmer Body Mist (RRP £8).
Now onto the feet…
Apply a cracked heel balm
Before you apply a balm to your unsightly heels, soak your feet for up to 20 minutes and use a pumice to remove any dry skin afterwards. Then you’re ready to apply the heel balm, try No.7’s Beautiful Skin Softening Heel & Foot Balm (RRP £9).
If your toe nails look dry, cracked and brittle from long term polish use, apply a vitamin E oil or lotion and gently rub it into the nail and cuticle to moisturise them. Always try to store your nail varnish in a cool place to prevent it from drying out and never shake your nail polish. Just roll the bottle between your hands to prevent any air bubbles from forming as these cause nail varnish to chip. For a pop of colour, we recommend Essie’s 61 Russian Roulette Classic Red Nail Polish (RRP £7.99).
What are your tips and tricks for silky smooth legs and toes? Let us know by commenting below.