If you’re someone who often walks, then your legs and feet definitely need some extra TLC. It’s hard to keep your stems looking photo-shoot ready. Of course, you can skip the hassle of hitting the parlour – and save yourself a ton of money – if you take care of your legs all by yourself, at home.
Based on our recommendations – which are backed by experts – you do not need any fancy gadgets or devices to get em’ looking fabulous. Instead, you simply need to perfect the basics and you’re there! Want to get photoshoot-ready feet and legs at home? Just follow these recommendations.
1. Use a wet pumice on soaked feet
The best way to get rid of rough skin and soften calluses is to use the trusted pumice. However, people often use dry pumice on wet or soapy feet, which doesn’t do the job well. Instead, you should soak your feet and pumice in warm water for at least 5-10 minutes. Then, dry the feet but not the pumice and keep massaging the skin for 2-3 minutes. Once you’re done, don’t forget to use a lotion to lock in the lost moisture.
2. Do not shave on dry skin
If you shave your legs on dry skin, there is a high chance it will get irritated, ingrown hairs or even a burn. And those who have deep pores or thick hair might even see the strawberry leg effect. So ensure your skin is never dry when shaving, and replace your blades regularly to avoid having undesirable results.
3. Exfoliate your skin before shaving
It’s a common yet important step often overlooked for faster results. However, it’s highly recommended to exfoliate your skin thoroughly to get rid of the dead skin cells that can clog the pores before shaving to avoid ingrown hairs and aftershave bumps. Then, make sure you apply a shaving mousse that will lubricate your hair even more and moisturize your skin after showering.
4. Choose footwear which emphasizes comfort over style
According to doctors, wearing shoes with narrow front parts can lead to the development of bumps on your feet and make the upper part of your sole rough. To avoid this, it’s better to wear shoes with a wide front part and flat soles. If you have flat feet, be sure to incorporate supporting insoles in your footwear to prevent problems with your feet later on.
5. Lighten the colour of your knees with a simple DIY
Many do not like having pigmented knees, especially when wearing a short dress or skirt. If you want them to look less visible, experts recommend peeling products with alfa-hydro acids. They kill dead cells and make the skin smooth. If you want to lighten your knees, a DIY pack with turmeric never fails to deliver and works like a charm! Aloe vera and turmeric make a great pair to combat skin darkening and to even out the skin tone. Do this a couple of times a week and you’re ready to show-off your sexy legs without a hitch!
6. Hold your epilator correctly
Epilators work great to remove hair from the roots. However, if you hold the epilator incorrectly, it might end up cutting the hair instead of pulling it out of the roots. To avoid this, exfoliate and use the device the correct way. Hold it at a 90-degree angle and slowly move it, pressing on the skin lightly.