Every year I’m jealous of the women out there with gorgeous legs. You know the ones. The second there is a bit of sunshine out comes their legs, brown and toned as though they’ve been living on a tropical island. I’m lucky enough to be very tall and have quite long legs but at the start of the summer ugh They’ll be wrapped up in linen trousers!
I’ve never like getting my pale skin out and I dread that time of year. I think I might be the only person I know to go abroad and come back as pale. I just don’t tan! So what can you do about it? Well you can still have gorgeous summer legs…
Start at the beginning. A good scrub ploughs away a great deal of skin and get them ready to glow by getting rid of those dead skin cells!
Smooth and hair free. I’m not a lover of waxing (very low pain threshold) and of course shaving damages your skin. The last thing you want when after glowing, silky legs. So Veet cream is a must have. They recently sent me their new Natural Inspirations sensitive cream which was superb. I tend to do it in the bath and come out with smooth legs.
Moisturise! A must! Especially round extra dry places like your knees and ankles. Pop on an unscented one after using the veet and wait 24hrs (you have to any how after using the veet) and moisture again either the morning of or the evening before.
Tanning. A little goes a long way. And do do do do get a mitt. I’ve been doing this since I was a teen when it was nigh on impossible to avoid the streaks. The fabulous little mitts you get these days are a god send. Squeeze on (about 50p for an arm/leg) and wipe on. Don’t go in lines but circular movements as you’re less likely to miss anywhere this way. And I would suggest getting one with a bronze already in the cream as you can see if you have missed anywhere. The back of the mitts is a great place to wipe off your ankles or knees if you get any excess.
Don’t forget the toe nails! Vibrant, bright varnish is the way to go. I’d wait though until you’re 100% dry before tackling your toes as if like me you twist yourself round to do it you don’t want odd stripes up your body where the tan has smudged!
Voila! Shove on your skirt or shorts and head out with your head held high!