On getting your gams ready for summer

Posted in Skin Care Tips |

We've harped on your feet extensively enough, but proper all-body care doesn't just stop at your ankles. We bet you've got a pair of fine, sexy gams you can't wait to show off this summer - if only with a bit of clean-up and preparation.

If your legs have suffered too long under winter's cold command, there's no time like the present to wax and preen until you've reached bonafide goddess status. Here are a few steps you can't miss on your road to leg recovery.

1. Having pale skin won't necessarily prevent you from looking your best, but if the ghostliness of your legs is seriously bothering you, you could always glam them up with a bit of self-tanning lotion. Look for streak-free products that blend in seamlessly so you don't start looking an awful lot like your striped beastly friends in the savannah.

2. If you've got unsightly varicose veins, stretch marks or cellulite, you're not alone. However, that's not likely to make you feel any better about it. Make it your priority before beach season to research the leading industry treatments for these conditions so you'll have plenty of time to see the results happen. Whatever the products don't eliminate, you could always conceal with a bit of body makeup.

3. Lotion, lotion, lotion! We cannot say this enough. Your skin requires daily moisturization, but legs especially, since they have some of the driest skin on your body.

4. Haven't shaved in three months? Don't worry, it's happened to the best of us. Hey - at best, you avoided the tiresome task during a time where it would have made little difference anyway, and don't even mention that feeling you get when you finally shave after weeks of not doing so. Like shedding an entire skin.

5. On that note, it's good to have a proper defense lined up against razor bumps and painful ingrown hairs should they arise. Many cosmetics companies have products specially designed to treat these irritating beauty bummers, but don't take everyone's word for it. Back yourself up with a top-shelf product like blinc's resurf.a.stic for ingrown hairs. Resurf.a.stic is the world's first and only "microdermhydration" stick, which combines professional-level microdermabrasion technology with a built-in skin hydrating treatment, all in the convenience of an easy-to-use stick form. Unlike other products that ineffectively treat ingrown hairs, resurf.a.stic will gently exfoliate the skin around the hair and liberate the trapped follicle without irritating your skin.