Well-groomed leg skin is skin without depilatory pimples, cellulite or varicose veins. Thoroughly smoothed, firm and moisturised. The condition of leg skin depends mainly on how we treat it during depilation and whether we provide it with more than just body lotion.
Depilation – half the battle for beautiful legs
One of the most essential skin treatments for legs is depilation. Many women still choose to shave with a razor because it’s quick, painless and cheap. The problem is how often you need to use the razor to keep your legs satisfactorily smooth. That’s why we opt for more permanent treatments – laser at the beauty salon, home laser (a device for home hair photoepilation), waxing or epilator hair removal. Whichever solution you choose, remember that the skin on your legs needs to be prepared for epilation.
Scrub the entire surface of your legs a little beforehand. This will lift hairs, making them easier to remove and will also exfoliate dead skin to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs and inflammation of hair follicles. It depends on the type of depilation when it is best to do the peeling. In the case of professional laser, you should already prepare a few weeks in advance.
Moreover, epidermis exfoliation is also needed after depilation, when the skin has rested. It is best to do this 1-2 times a week using a scrub, sugar-based scrub, coffee scrub or a drugstore scrub of your choice. After each treatment, apply a cream to the skin on your legs. A thick and concentrated one if you want to avoid dryness and irritation after epilation, and a lotion after bathing will do.
Daily glove or brush massages
Instead of or in addition to scrubbing, it’s a good idea to at least occasionally reach for a body brush or glove. Massage and brushing should be done dry, in circular movements, treating in this way the whole body or just legs. Brushing improves blood circulation, exfoliates the epidermis, refreshes the skin, stimulates lymph flow, eliminates stagnation. It’s a very good and cheap method to get rid of pimples and cellulite.
Beautiful and well-groomed thighs
Thighs are definitely more problematic than the knees or calves in terms of keeping them in satisfactory condition. They’re where cellulite is most visible and the skin is more delicate, so all the sins of depilation take on a heightened form. Rashes, pimples, inflamed follicles – surely every woman deals with them from time to time.
In order to improve the appearance of thighs, it is necessary to take care of their skin with regular exfoliation and moisturising, influence lymphatic drainage through massages and also exercise. For stretch marks and inflammation, use body oils – sweet almond, plum seed, coconut, evening primrose.
Physical activity for beautiful legs
There are no slim legs and firm skin without exercise. Cardio exercise is best for their appearance and condition, strengthening legs and burning thigh fat. You should exercise three times a week, alternating cardio training with stretching, pilates or yoga. In addition to regular exercise, it is advisable to walk a lot and do not avoid stairs.
Varicoses – not only an aesthetic problem
The appearance of varicose veins seriously and sometimes irreversibly affects the legs. Varicose veins are first of all a general health problem, which creates not only aesthetic problems.
If varicose veins occur in our family, and we notice their first symptoms in the form of commonly called “spider veins”, it’s worth starting to prevent them. Varicose veins prevention is based mainly on physical activity, maintaining appropriate weight and improving circulation within lower limbs.
Nourishing and moisturising bath for legs
To give your legs a nourishing home spa, all you really need to do is take a bath. Spending 20-30 minutes in warm water with additives will relax your whole body, while the skin on your legs will moisturise, soften and firm during this time. What should I pay attention to before taking a bath? The water in the bathtub should not be hot, and instead of a classic bathing lotion you should use one with natural ingredients, which will not dry out the skin.
Let’s also take care about additives – herbal, oil or floral. You can pour a decoction of your favourite herbs or more concentrated herbal vinegar into the bath. Here, we especially recommend preparations from calendula, wolf’s bane, comfrey, nettle, yarrow and field horsetail. These herbs regenerate the skin, eliminate stretch marks and scars, make the skin more elastic and improve blood circulation in the legs. You can also add milk, rose petals, linseed extract and plant oils with the addition of essential oils to the bath.