Winter can be tough on the skin, with colder temperatures and a drier climate bringing about significant changes to the appearance of our complexion. Even your legs can get in on the action, with dryness and dull tone not usually seen during the more vibrant months of summer. If you are not feeling ready to bring your summer clothing out of hiding just yet, maybe it’s time to give your legs a little extra TLC so they are ready to greet the warmer temperatures in style.
Sure, you exfoliate your face during the winter months, but have you ever done an exfoliating treatment on your legs? This process can be as easy as purchasing a scrub from your local department store that contains sugar or other particles that will rough up the skin a bit as it cleanses. The idea of a scrub is to remove outer skin cells to reveal softer, smoother skin underneath. Exfoliating also makes the skin more receptive to moisturizing treatments afterward.
To ensure the softest, smoothest skin throughout the winter months, apply a rich moisturizer twice a day. At least once, try to apply the product immediately following your bath or shower, while the skin is still damp. This practice locks in moisture to give skin the important hydration it needs. It is also important to moisturize immediately after exfoliating or shaving to replenish moisture lost during these routines.
Add a Glow
Tinted moisturizer or a tanning lotion will give your legs a healthy glow even in the middle of the winter season. In addition, tanners effectively even out your skin tone and hide minor imperfections, giving your legs that smooth, silky look you want to show off to the world. Choose a light tanning formula that is closer to your own skin tone for a more natural, sun-kissed look. Apply the solution in small amounts in a circular motion and rub away excess to avoid spotting or streaking.
Choose a method of hair removal that works the best for you. While shaving and waxing are still considered the tried and true methods, many men and women are now turning to laser hair removal for a more permanent solution. Laser treatments deliver laser energy directly into the hair follicle, damaging the follicle so that current hair falls out and future hair has difficulty growing in its place. Most patients will need a series of at least three treatment sessions to achieve full results.
Tone up your calves for flaunting under shorts and skirts this summer. Start taking more flights of stairs and park at the back of parking lots to get a little extra walking in. Looking for some effective ways to tone up leg muscles fast? Head to the gym and spend some time with the leg press, leg curl or the stair-climber to whip calves into summer shape.
Eliminate Varicose Veins
If varicose veins are keeping your legs from looking and feeling their best, treatments are available today that eliminate those embarrassing, painful swollen vessels without significant discomfort or downtime. At Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin, we offer a variety of vein treatments that we can tailor to your specific needs. Schedule your treatment now and you will be vein-free by the time summer rolls around. To learn more about your options in vein procedures, contact our office today at 800-910-8346.