Getting your legs summer ready

March 27, 2013

Apparently when the tax year ends on April 5th etiquette demands that it’s time to ditch the opaque tights but with the current cold weather it may take a little longer for us to want to brave bare legs. However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start to get your legs ready for the summer – or maybe a sneaky Easter holiday.

So what should you do to make sure that when the weather does start to take a turn for the better that your legs are in the best condition? Here’s Shumaila’s guide to getting your pins looking sharp in time for summer





Winter can really sap the moisture out of our skin and leave it feeling dry and dehydrated. What’s more because circulation in your legs is weaker it can feel dryer then the rest of your body.

So the first thing you need to do is exfoliate your legs to remove any dead skin cells. You also need to make sure you are moisturising regularly so that your legs are in prime condition when the sun comes out.

Tackle the fuzz

There is nothing worse then having to display hairy legs and let’s face it we are all a little bit guilty of letting our legs go a bit if we know we are going to be covering them in tights or trousers. However, we have been promised that the weather is set to improve after Easter so if you want to be able to get those legs out at the first hint of sun it’s time to tackle the fuzz.

One of the easiest ways you can get rid of any unwanted hair is with waxing which has long-lasting results and can ensure that your legs look great. However, for a more permanent solution you could try IPL which initially reduces hair growth and can eventually be a permanent frizz free solution.

Tone up

Doing some tone up exercises like lunges and squats as well as going to the gym is going to make your legs feel more in shape and make you feel more confident when it come to ditching the tights.

Fake tan

It’s an age old problem you want to get your legs out but because they haven’t seen the sun all winter but they look too pale and pasty so they stay covered and never see the sun. Well this is where a bit of fake tan comes into play – not only will it give your pins a healthy summer glow it will also make them look thinner. So make sure you get the fake tan on (let’s face it it’s healthier then using a sun bed or risking skin cancer by going out without sun block on) so that they look great the moment the sun comes out. However, whatever you do make sure you keep your tan looking natural so don’t go too dark to start with instead start the season with a subtle honey glow and gradually darken it as the summer (hopefully!) goes on but leave the Oompa Loompa orange to reality TV stars.