Everyone wants ’em, but how can you get the best legs for summer? Take a look at these tips from me on Good Morning Texas! (I still can’t believe I wore shorts on TV!) Affiliate links may be included.
1. Fit Legs (Exercise)
Just a little bit goes a long ways to create a great leg. Calf raises. Squats while you blowdry your hair. Take the stairs. Go to ToneItUp.com. Or Skinny Mom. Love both of these sites – and they are full of ideas for helping you get a great looking leg. Or here in Dallas, you can get a serious leg work out that’s lots of fun with FLYWHEEL! With two spinning locations – Highland Park and Plano, you’ll be rocking and rolling with awesome legs and a workout that can be compared!
2. Exfoliate // Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish
Smooth legs start with exfoliation! This gentle moisturizing scrub is perfect for getting rid of those pesky bumps from ingrown hairs, razor burn, or dry skin. The scrub is make from pure brown sugar blended with the world’s finest oils so it’s all natural and has a lovely scent. Use this product two to three times a week for soft, radiant skin.
3. Moisturize // Sephora Collection Nourishing Body Butter
This buttery smooth moisturizer will leave legs soft and nourished. The non-greasy texture contains shea butter extract and Hydrosenn+ for an added boost of deep hydration. It’s available in nine delicious scents like Mango, Coconut, and Cotton Flower. The delicate scent contains a unique extract to de-stress your senses and promises an instant inner lift so you’ll look and feel beautiful!
4. Tint/Cover //
St. Tropez Self Tan
Now that you have the right tools, you need the perfect self-tanner to give your legs an airbrushed, natural looking glow. Self-tanner helps slim the appearance of your legs and hides imperfections like vericose veins and sun spots. The unique non-greasy formula is ultra-hydrating and easy to use for a beautiful, streak-free finish that lasts up to 10 days. This product is great for all skin tones and ages and features a 100 percent natural fragrance so you don’t have that tell-tale self-tanner aroma.
Rodan Fields Tanning Foam
Protecting skin from the sun is a must, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a sun-kissed glow the healthy way. The lightweight, oil-free, mess-free sunless tanning foam applies easily and dries quickly. The effective dual-active formula ensures even, natural-looking color without exposure to the harmful UVA and UVB rays. It contains Rodan + Fields’ RF-Dcell technology, which is derived from dormant narcissus bulb extract, to “quench” the rate of cell hyper-proliferation and extend the duration of the sunless tan. Antioxidant vitamins A, C and E protect skin from free radical damage. Click here for tips from Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields on achieving best results.
Perfekt Body Perfection Gel
This gel will make stockings in the summer obsolete! The formula contains Hyaluronic Microspheres that hydrate the skin and help firm, tone, and improve the look of skin’s elasticity and suppleness. It’s fast drying and glides on effortlessly to instantly perfect and enhance the appearance of the legs. I love that this is available in three different shades to suit all skin tones.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Makeup, Light Glow
Leg makeup. Water resistant formula. Spray-on perfect legs in an instant! With Vitamin K to help cover & fade imperfections. Flawless, healthy-looking legs in an instant! Imagine the feeling of absolute freedom from pantyhose. Spray-on, water-resistant skin perfecting leg makeup stays fresh and natural-looking all day. This breakthrough formula is weightless, long-lasting, transfer resistant and optically slimming. Enriched with Vitamin K, it covers and helps fade freckles, veins and imperfections. Legs look gorgeous and feel soft, smooth and sexy. Bare legs are nice. Airbrush Legs are irresistible!
Marc Jacobs Beauty O! Mega Bronze – Perfect Tan
Bronzer isn’t just for the face! Use a matte bronzer on your shins and top of the thighs to contour the legs so they look leaner and longer. The bronzer is formulated with micro-fine, jet-milled powder and advanced pigment technology, so it blends seamlessly onto your skin for a flawless, radiant-matte finish. I love the oversized palette – this bronzer will last you well beyond the summer!
5. The Perfect Shorts //
Gap Summer Short
There are many lengths that are trending this season, but the short, short short was not made for all women. However, there is a perfect length for all of us – and it isn’t pants. You want to make sure you try in all the shorts because it’s going to depend on where your waist line is and where the short is made to sit. Ideally the short you want is going to be as long as the widest part of your thigh and not hug it but be a fit leg. No cuffs or décor, just slim line and minimal to get the eye of the short and down your leg. 6.
Create the Long Leg //
Crocs Women’s A-Leigh Wedge Leather (my favorite)
While we all wish we were born with model legs, it just isn’t that way for all of us. So you have to make it look like it is. So you want to create the illusion, by wearing a shoe with a little bit of a heel. I don’t like heels either, so I love the platform/espadrilles that are so trendy. Again they give the look you want without the discomfort of a heel. And check out these from Croc. Again, an attractive trendy leather show, with the insole of a Croc. I wore them around Italy and even after hours, I wasn’t complaining a bit.
7. Pretty Toes Means Pretty Legs //
FORMULA X Nails
Summer is the season to show off your toes, and these vibrant shades are the perfect finishing touch to radiant, glowing legs. There’s nothing more unattractive than looking at a foot that’s rough and toenails that haven’t been touched with paint since you remodeled the house. Consider it a necessary piece of business in the summer to get a pedicure and let some take off that dead skin and paint it up. If you are doing something at home. Dress your nails in a single shade for a classic summer pedi, or experiment with a complementary accent nail or design. The formula is also fast-drying allowing for a smooth, flawless finish in a flash.