How to get super smooth legs
Skip the salon with our DIY hacks
Make your hand cream multitask and use it to moisturise chapped heels and dry toes — pick one with SPF to avoid pigmentation. In the shower, massage your feet with a blend of yoghurt and vinegar to reduce flaky skin.
The backs of your legs and knees need your attention too. A loofah or body brush can be harsh and strip the skin of natural oils. Use a home-made scrub of white sugar, coconut oil and lemon juice. This will moisturise your skin while zapping dead skin cells and reducing ingrown hair.
If your legs feel swollen or tired, massage them with baby oil before you hit the shower. Not only does it make your skin super smooth, it also helps reduce water retention.
Conditioner isn’t just for your hair; try an in-shower skin conditioner right after a body wash for an extra dose of moisture.
Soothe dehydrated, dull skin by massaging in a few drops of dry oil or give your legs a light dusting of loose shimmer. Apply it on your shins, on the sides of your calves and above the knee caps.
The key is to match your body cream to the weather. Humidity is no excuse to skip moisturiser. In fact, moisturiser is better absorbed on damp skin, so slather it on right after a bath.
Treat discoloured knees with a wedge of lemon. A gentle scrubbing will slough off dead cells and lighten skin.