Leg : Skin Care for Great Legs

by Zeeba on December 3, 2010 · 33 comments

smooth legs

smooth legs

Skin Care for Legs

We always keep discussing lip care, eye care, kohls and blushes but I noticed that we somehow totally forget discussing about our legs or any topic related to our legs and its skin care. Which woman or more appropriately which man hates smooth legs? :p So I decided to dedicate a whole post to all our legs :-P. I mean here’s a post which will help you in looking after your leg skin and keeping it healthy.

Firstly, let me mention again, WAXING the legs regularly doesn’t mean you are looking after them. There’s a lot more than waxing which is essential for great looking healthy legs.

• We often shave our legs at home, don’t we? But then its such a hurried process that we often end up with small cuts and nicks on the legs which leave marks on the legs which is a complete turn off. Hurried shaving may also tear of chunks of skin often. So “NO” hurried shaving please.

• To avoid cuts and nicks ensure your skin is lubricated and wet before shaving. And if incidentally you get yourself a cut or nick rinse of the blood immediately and apply a tissue immediately this shall help in getting rid of a dark mark, you can bandage it later.

• Use a good razor for shaving off your leg hair, do not opt for the cheap disposable ones.

• Always shave your leg from bottom to top, not from top to bottom.

Avoid shaving creams or hair removal creams. Especially the creams which read” shaving creams for women”. There

shaving your legs

shaving your legs

are no such creams. These creams have complex and harmful chemicals which cause skin darkening and may even cause rashes. These creams may contain alcohol which causes skin dryness and irritation.

Exfoliate regularly. A loofah is great for skin exfoliation; use it twice to thrice weekly. It helps you get rid of the dead skin cells and also smoothens skin blemishes reasoned due to dryness or ingrown hair. Exfoliation helps you get rid of cellulite too.

Did you know shaving is a better exfoliation method? No, don’t be amazed. Exfoliant Shaving is an exfoliation process with double the effects of simple exfoliation.

Dry brushing is also great for exfoliating the leg skin. Dry brushing exfoliates and moisturizes the skin while proffering a good blood circulation. You can use a normal regular fiber brush for this.

Scrubbing the legs is also a great way of keeping your leg skin healthy. A scrubbing soap or lotion rich with vitamins accompanied with a loofah can be great exfoliating therapy. Scrubbing nourishes your skin and also helps in replacing the dead old cells with new cells.

Moisturize regularly. Moisturizing gives a subtle and delicate shine to your legs and further accentuates your smooth legs. Not just this, moisturizers make your skin softer and glowing. Choose your moisturizer carefully. Opt for a balancing pH moisturizer.

great legs

great legs

Exercise your legs. With the sedentary lives we all living it becomes very difficult to chop off some time for a regular work out. So walk, jog, cycle or swim but ensure that you work out your legs. This will not only enhance and accentuate the outer beauty of your legs but all strengthen your legs internally and make them healthy. A 20 minutes workout for the legs is a must for health legs.

Here are some instant ways of working out your legs:
• Opt for the staircase then the lift.
• Park your car a bit far from your destination, walk a bit.
• Have a minimal workout but do it religiously everyday.
• Take your dog for a walk daily.

Now that winters are here, a short regimen for leg skin care for the winters
• Cover your legs in the winters; preferably wear a legging under your jeans and trousers. This won’t cause skin dryness and itchy skin.
• Moisturize twice a day. Having the skin dry for a prolonged period can cause irritation and blemishes.
• After shower, leave your legs a bit damp and apply Johnson’s Baby Oil, (I do this everyday) this will your leg skin supple. You can also use almond oil and it also prevents varicose veins.
• Avoid petroleum products and opt for products with natural ingredients.
• Wash off all the soap suds on the skin. Remnant soap may cause skin dryness.

Here are some great handy homely tips for getting great healthy leg skin:
• At least once a week make a paste of baking soda in Luke warm or warm water and apply on your legs. This will give silky feel to your legs and help in getting rid of the ingrown hair.
• While sleeping, make sure you elevate your legs with the help of a pillow for better blood circulation and avoiding discoloration of the leg skin.
• Soak a piece of “mul mul” or cheesecloth in apple cider vinegar and wrap around your varicose veins for getting rid of them.
• If you have swollen calves and ankles frequently eat a cucumber everyday.
• Use aloe vera, shea butter, jojoba oil, almond oil and coconut oil frequently. These oils keep the skin from ageing and also help in tightening the skin.

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calicoaster December 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Wonderful article Zeeba!!! :yes: :yes: :yes: ..Loved the baby oil and baking soda tip!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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zeeba December 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm

ooh..thanks…glad u liked it….and do lemme knw after tryng it.. 🙂

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Devie December 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Must. Do. More. Lunges. 😛
I want that pink lady’s legs!
Good work Zeebs :yes:

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zeeba December 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

If u follow these tips religiously u are bound to get even more beautiful legs..trust me..n dnt forget cycling and lunges… 😉

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zeeba December 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm

i liked the other females legs though.. ;p….;p

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Janhavi December 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Me use coconut oil religiously – thumbs up to me :yes: :yes: :yes:

Great article zeeba – very useful indeed and im sure the bf will not complain 😛 😛 😉 😉 😉 :-*

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zeeba December 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

oooooo…i cross my heart and say…ur bf wont complain..anyways… ;)Thanks for liking my work.

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Nimi4444in December 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Very nice article n tips too zeeba.

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zeeba December 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

thanks nimi…do lemme knw hw u like them after tryng them

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veena December 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm

lovely , am jus bak from parlour after waxing 😉

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zeeba December 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

ohooo…guuud.. 😉 waxing toh short cut way of keeping the legs shiny and saassssyy!

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radhika December 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm

wow! very useful tips!!!! :-))

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zeeba December 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

thanks radhika…glad u liked them.

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Vinisha December 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Finally..somethin on the legss… so detailed 😀 and i was thinking of buying shaving creme for women..if i got to get my hands on it..but after readin it i surely wont… i do exfoliate my whole body with loofah like almost evryday… but no time for mousturising..have to run to office.. 🙁

thnks zeeba for all the tips.

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zeeba December 3, 2010 at 8:30 pm

ooohhhhhhhhh……….. get sum tym out for moisturizing tooo..may be before bed…..

And thanks for appreciating my work!

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bulbul December 3, 2010 at 7:52 pm

great great great article. :yes: :yes: :yes: thank u zeeba. :-)) i had no idea abt leg care. now i can pamper my legs. 🙂

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zeeba December 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm

thanks a lot bulbul..glad u liked it…go ahead and pamper ur legs….. they are surely and totally worth it.

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VG December 3, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Suppppperb article zeeba!! :yes: :yes: :yes: Very useful tips!! 😀 😀 😀

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bhumika December 3, 2010 at 11:01 pm

nice article zeeba..i use my bath gloves to exfoliate…
bt skip moisturising sumtyms 🙁
will do so regularly now..

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Bee December 4, 2010 at 2:08 am

i use conditioner on my legs…. gives me a very smooth shave…..
and me too trying lunges…. i also wanna look good in stilletos 😉

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Krishti December 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm

What an detailed and awesome post !! Loved it ! :-))

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star... February 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm

i also want to know about making legs marks free…as i feel like burned like legs little bit…so how to get rid f that…???

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