You pay great attention to your face, hair, arms and hands in your endeavor to look great and presentable. One very important part of your body that you simply apply a body cream or lotion and consider it done is your legs. This is something that most women (men too) do without knowing that legs give a clear statement on one’s overall outlook. You need to take care of your legs in the same way that you do to other parts of your body to enhance your overall outlook. Taking care of your legs involves treating the skin and ensuring that your nails are in good shape and condition. This definitely requires time and commitment, which you need to create.
You can take care of your legs through several ways:
- Cleaning – Apart from your hands, your legs and feet are the other parts of your body that are exposed to bacteria and other germs. The first organ of your body that is affected by germs is your leg skin. In order to have a healthy skin therefore, it is necessary that you keep your legs and feet clean at most times. You need to use quality detergents and cleaning materials in cleaning your legs. Avoid harsh detergents that can negatively affect your leg skin. Use mild bathing soap instead. It will serve you good to clean your legs with warm water before rinsing with cold water. Ensure that you apply appropriate oil or cream when done.
- Moisturization – Of all your body, your legs are highly susceptible to dryness. Having dry skin on your legs for a prolonged period leads to irritation, blemishes and skin breakage. It is therefore necessary to moisturize your leg skin on a regular basis to give it a subtle and shiny look. Regular moisturizer will also enable you have soft and smooth leg skin. You will need to be careful when shopping for a moisturizer; go for a balancing pH moisturizer. Alternatively, consider using natural moisturizers such as applying ripe avocado on your legs.
- Exfoliation – Allowing dead skin cells to rest on your leg skin presents a serious danger. Dead skin an easily block hair follicles on your leg, which means that hair will not grow as usual. Instead of growing outward, your leg hair will grow either inwards (ingrown hair) or sideways within the dermis due to the blockage of follicles. For this reason, it is necessary to exfoliate your legs regularly to get rid of dead skin cells. Doing so definitely prevents the occurrence of ingrown hairs that cause skin blemishes. Dry brushing is one effective exfoliation method that you may consider.
- Scrubbing – Scrubbing your legs is a great way of removing dead skin cells. Invest in a mild scrub and use a mild scrubbing soap to scrub your legs and leave it soft and smooth. Ensure that you apply a cream or lotion rich in vitamins.
- Shaving – Apart from removing hair on your leg, shaving exfoliates your legs in a great way. To avoid cuts and marks that will blemish your leg skin, it is important to invest in a non-irritative shaving cream and appropriate shaving razor. You need to wet your legs before you start shaving. Good razor use is also very important; to obtain a smooth and incident-free shaving, shave from bottom to top. Because your leg skin will be tender after shaving, do not scrub but instead cover them after applying suitable cream or lotion.
- Exercise – Exercises are good for all parts of your body. You need to perform exercises that target your legs. Such exercises will tone your legs.
Apart from the above skin care for legs, it is important to massage and pamper your legs occasionally. Doing so will improve blood supply to your legs and leave them healthy and attractive. Skin care and massaging your legs need not be expensive; use common ingredients and natural applications. Massage your legs with Olive oil before you retire to bed; you will be amazed by the appearance of your legs in the morning. Do this regularly and feel proud showing off your legs.