The key to getting perfectly smooth legs is to give them a good scrubbing. AHAVA Dead Sea Water Mineral Body Exfoliator ($22, ulta.com) cleans and exfoliates skin with red algae and Dead Sea minerals. Just use in the shower in place of your normal body wash.
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Now that the weather no longer calls for tights, it’s time for the dreaded task of shaving. Olay and Gillette teamed up to make the Venus & Olay Sugarberry Scent Razor ($10.65, soap.com), which moisturizes skin as it shaves. If you prefer going hairless longer (and who doesn’t?), go with the Veet EasyWax Electrical Roll On Kit ($29.97, walmart.com). The temperature is regulated so you don’t have to worry about over- or under-heating the wax.
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If there’s one thing that doesn’t go with denim cut offs, it’s flabby legs. Soap & Glory Super Sit Tight Intense XS Special Super-Strength Body Firming Serum ($38, sephora.com) aims to tighten legs with a pressure-sensitive microsphere technology that releases skin-boosting caffeine. The blend of ingredients helps to smooth bumpy areas and reduce puffiness.9 Fitness & Diet Myths Debunked
The upper thigh area becomes a real problem come swimsuit time, and cellulite is the number one enemy. Fight it with Vichy CelluDestock Intensive Treatment for the Appearance of Cellulite ($39.50, vichyusa.com). By massaging the cream into your skin each day you can help reduce the appearance of those dimples that are never as cute as they sound.
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Another foe of gorgeous legs is the stretch mark, and there’s never just one. Whether they are fresh or old, Celtrixa Intensive Stretch Mark Treatment ($79.95, hydroxatone.com) uses a soft focus effect to fade the look of stretch marks by up to 66%.
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If warm weather sneaks up quicker than you expected, go from pasty princess to bronze goddess with Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer ($7.99, drugstore.com). You apply it the same way as a normal moisturizer, but you will see a noticeable change in your skin’s color within three days.
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Ok, it may sound boring, but if you’d prefer not to spend the rest of your days hiding under a full-body swimsuit and umbrella, then you need to put on your sunscreen. Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen For Body, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($24, beautysage.com) gives your legs natural (and thorough) protection.
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Now that legs are summer-ready, it’s time to show them off. Before stepping outside, mist yourself with Victoria’s Secret Instant Bronzing Shimmer Dry Oil ($15, victoriassecret.com). It gives skin a natural-looking sheen and camouflages small imperfections with light-reflecting shimmer.
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If you overdo it outside, give your exposed legs a break with Yes To Cucumbers Natural After-Sun Serum (With Shimmer) ($9.99, yestocarrots.com). A mixture of aloe, sea kelp and green tea calms irritated and sunburned skin, but still gives you a hint of shimmer, so you look amazing when you walk back outside.
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