Someone said beach legs?
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Dry, scaly skin is a real problem for many women. During winter some of us get a kind of snake’s skin on the legs, flaky and dull. So how to get the legs glossy and smooth, ready for summer skirts and shorts in record time?
What makes your skin dry?
During the cold months, almost everything does: long hot showers, the heating, the low humidity, most soaps remove the natural oil your body produces to keep the skins moisturised, and so on.
How to avoid or soothe dry skin?
Hydration, from within and without is the number one solution to dry skin. Here are the steps you can take to make your leg skin look better and healthier:
Your body needs plenty of water to function correctly. Your skin too. The more you drink water, the better hydrated, softer and more flexible your skin will be. Try to end your shower with a splash of cold water; it is excellent for the blood circulation, which will improve the appearance of your skin too.
Brush and Scrub
You can also improve the blood circulation and at the same time, remove the dead cells that give that flaky appearance to your legs, by brushing your entire body. Remember always to do it in circular movements upwards. You can do the same using a body-scrub instead of a brush. Some body-scrubs can be a bit too harsh on your skin; better use the ones with smaller grains and with ingredients that remove the dry skin dead cells while also moisturising your legs. It should be sufficient to repeat this once a week.
Instead of your regular soap, use a moisturising, oil-based body-wash that will clean your skin but also leave it moisturised.
Sealing the moisture into your skin is essential. Before coming out of the shower, you can massage your body with a body-oil, paying some extra attention to your legs. Then, gently tap yourself dry with a towel. Don’t rub it. If you don’t like the idea of oiling up, no problem, just use rich body lotions to keep your legs smooth and hydrated.
Following these simple steps, we can assure you your legs will be glowing, looking healthy and fabulous so that you can enjoy with comfort and confidence your summer outfits!
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