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  LEGS THAT YOU CAN STAND ON - by Editor
Your legs are an important part of your body, and slim and shapely legs are every woman's dream, especially if you live in shorts or miniskirts. Actually good legs add to the overall effect of any outfit. So it is best to concentrate on them during any beauty treatment or exercise programme. 
  

Step out in style 
Hair off! 

The very first step would be to banish all traces of fuzz or unwanted hair. There are many ways to do this. You can shave, wax or use a depilatory. Whatever is most convenient. In the case of a depilatory, find out the good ones that are available in the market and do a skin test to see if you get an allergic reaction. Make sure that you follow the instructions carefully and if all is well, you could use it once every week, depending on your hair growth. But you must be careful not to use it immediately before or after your bath, because skin is always more sensitive after using hot water. As the pores are opened, any residue of the depilatory could get soaked in and harm the skin in the long run. 

Waxing is one of the most popular methods, if you can stand the pull of hot wax. This can be done once a month or every six weeks, depending on your hair growth. This is one of the cleanest and most hygienic methods and leaves no residue. It is also known to decrease the growth of your hair over a period of time. You can get it done at a parlour or even learn to do it at home. But do not do this too often as it encourages ingrowth. The downside is that you will have to learn to live with a little fuzz until the hair grows long enough for your next wax.  

Shaving is for those of you who live in shorts or skirts daily and require no fuzz 365 days of the year. As you know, it can be done every alternate day or even daily, right in your own home. But a word of warning, shaving is known not only increase hair growth but also to make it thicker and more course. 
  

Tackle gooseflesh 
Smooth skin! 

Waxing or shaving too often can result in gooseflesh or ugly goosebumps that spoil the beauty of shapely legs. So it is time to get to work with a loofah. Start at the ankles and work your way towards the top of the thighs with a rotary action using lots of soap. Dry your legs with a towel using a strong upward motion from your feet. Then massage in a good hand and body lotion or baby oil while the skin is still warm and the pores are open, so that the skin gets well nourished. Concentrate a little more on the knees and rough heels, as these require more attention. 

You can also use 10 drops of sandalwood oil in 100ml coconut oil or olive oil and massage your leg or the entire body just before your bath. 

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Name: Alissa
City:   Denver
Comments:   I found this article so helpful because I have really course and bumpy legs, but I tried your suggestion and it totally worked for me! Now I have smooth and touchable legs! Thanx!
Name: Annie
City:   Stamford
Comments:   The back of my legs and my knees are very dark.Please give me a simple-whitener recipe.I really need help.
Name: Sally
City:   lubbock
Comments:   I have thick hair on my legs. I have tried not shaving and scrubbing them but they wont go away please help.
Name: Sally
City:   lubbock
Comments:   I have thick hair on my legs. I have tried not shaving and scrubbing them but they wont go away please help.
Name: jessica
City:   edmonton
Comments:   hi, my legs half alot of pores that are very noticeable. It looks like there are alot of black or brown dots on my legs, do you know how to make it less noticeableNULL please help!
Name: brit
City:   porterville, ca usa
Comments:   I have skin that irriatates after I shave, it leaves bumps and burns. It leaves my skin blotchy and red looking.
Name: neha
City:   Mumbai
Comments:   Instead of loofah can i just use a scrub. Are the results same.
Name: tawni
City:   everett.washington,U.S.A
Comments:   hey, my legs and my skin is very white, how can i make it tanNULL (withought using self tanners, or going outside) please help! thanks:)
Name: anonymous
City:   india
Comments:   hi..my problem is that my butt is totally discoloured for some reason...and has also been plagued by stretch marks...i'm just 15..and have always been thin..could you help me?
Name: mariya
City:   iloilo city, philippines
Comments:   my legs has uneven skin tone. i want to lighten my skin esp. my knees. please help!!!
Name: JAckylen
City:   Japan
Comments:   my problem is that my butt is darker then the rest of my body how do i get it to be the same complextion as the rest of my skin and also the back of my legs are dar ask well thers this very dark line on the back-ANd i have this LONG darkin on my belly how can i get rid of it and my ingrown hair on m legs...PLEASE HELP-thanks
Name: Nena
City:   Anne Aroundel
Comments:   Can you please tell me what exercises can I do to make my legs shapierNULLNULLNULL PLEAE HELP ME Thaks
Name: Wendy
City:   Anne Aroundel
Comments:   I have this little bumps in my knees. I don't know were they came from but the thing is that they bother me. Can you please tell me how can I get rid of them? PLEAE HELP ME Thank you very much.
Name: Sangeetha
City:   Kerala
Comments:   I am 26 years mother, I have one-month baby boy. Please advice me when I can start sex and what are deferent feeling during the sex after delivery. Some body told me there would be more sexual feelings after delivery. Regards,
Name: nadia
City:   karachi
Comments:   hi,i m 22 year old,i have a ugly ,dark knees and hibs give me advise about the fairness of hibs and knees
Name: sadia
City:   khi
Comments:   i hv dark knees n hibs....any segestion tht work earlier.. secondly i wana reduction in thighs size
Name: tela
City:   khi
Comments:   i hd heard tht shaving hairs or using cremas make skin darker is it
Name: lisa
City:   usa
Comments:   i have dark knees..can u please help meNULLNULL
Name: Diane
City:   Channelview
Comments:   is it true that shaving your legs and putting shaving cream can make ur skin darNULLand i have kinda dark knees and mylegs are medium or brown how cacn i get me legs flawless and get em a little whiter.
Name: Shh!!!
City:   Raleigh
Comments:   I'm like the girl earlier, I have hair bumps which make my legs look like they have little brown or black dots all the way from my waist/butt area down to the top of my ankle. Does anyone know how to get rid of them? Are they ingrown hairs?
Name: Amber
City:   USA
Comments:   When I was really young-4th grade, i decided to try shaving-but i did it wrong. so i ended up with razor burn. now im 15 and on the bottom part of my legs as WELL as my thighs, i have dark spots that is REALLY noticable. its not bumpy or anything, they're just dark. they use to be bumpy until i started scrubbing. PLEASE what can i do to lighten ONLY the dark dots WITHOUT bleaching my skin with lemons!???
Name: nish
City:   atl
Comments:   um i have razor bumps on my stomac and now they have left an unsightly mark. can u help me
Name: Courtney
City:   Methuen MA
Comments:   Will using a Loofah on ur bikini line work like on ur legsNULLNULL or will it hurt because its sensativeNULL
Name: anonymous girl
City:   canada
Comments:   curious about how to get rid of the dark bumps on my legs as well... & discolored skin. Thanks.. by the way, i tried, scrubs,loofahs,microdermabrasion.. etc etc.. nothing works!!! Oh and if you happen to know of something cheap to help my hair grow faster, i'd appreciate the info. thanks
Name: rose
City:   GOA
Comments:   MY LEGS ARE UGLY, BLACK AND WRIKNKLE ON MY LEGS WHAT SHALL I DO
Name: pinki
City:   islamabad
Comments:   himy under arm &under leg there is a lot of hair and very dark black wat can i do plz help me
Name: Aisha
City:   NewYork
Comments:   FOR EVERYONE.. for those with dark knees i suggest a good natural soap like beezwax soap or anyother and scrub daily and make sure you keep you knees moistarized. For bumps on your legs try not to shave. let you hair completely grow and either use wax or a cream and a good deep lotion before and after. For those whose Bottom is a different color then their skin..Its because that part is not exposed as much but I suggest that you use a scrub or ask a dermatalogist for a good cream. For heavy feet, try to walk less and for healthier legs walk a alot to tone them. Hope these tips help. Good luck guys.
Name: Aisha
City:   NewYork
Comments:   ANYNOMOUS GIRL FROM CANADA..for your hair to grow faster the cheapest thing is to eat a lot of garlic ( if you like it). and for those bumps..try not to shave for a while and leave your legs alone and wash them with milk . sometimes over working your legs could make the problem worse.
Name: Dia
City:   Quebec
Comments:   How would I remedy my dark kneesNULL
Name: Dolores
City:   San francisco
Comments:   How would i remedy my dark kneesNULL
Name: Hana
City:   Ottawa
Comments:   This answer is for Sangeetha from Kerala. You can resume sex 6 weeks after the delivery of your child. But do it when you are most comfortable. The first few months and depending on how well you are recovering can affect your mood. But my advice is not to wait too long. YOu coud try to use KY jelly too for more lubrication. As far as enjoyment goes there is no such thing as sex feeling better after childbirth. YOu just have to make it feel good!!!
Name: I_Need_Help
City:   Dillahabadh
Comments:   i cant wax, shave, or thread my hands and feet, as my parents think it will ruin my feet, and want me to concentrate more on my studies. it looks so hairy and odd, and everyone laughs at me. i need help how to remove hair on my hands and feet. and i am only 12 years old. i have to wear skirts all academic year long, and it really bothers me. if anyone knows how to remove hair without shaving, waxing, sugaring, threading, or lasering.....PLEASE HELP!!
Name: Here to Help
City:   Phoenix
Comments:   If you don't want or can't shave or wax, dry a depillatory creme that dissolves the hair (like NAIR). The gentlest thing though is to use a bleach, which just turnes the hair whitish-blond, which is good for almost anyone. Use this on arms, face, & stomach especially. You don't want hair there to grow back more coarse, and this way you can't mess it up or make it irritated. For bumps, try an AHA lotion or anything that exfoliates. The best thing though for bumps or dots is to go as long as you can without shaving, exfoliate, and wear jeans pants (they rub against the hair and make it fall off or be softer).
Name: tina
City:   uk
Comments:   I HAVE A HOME REMEDIE 2 GET RID OF HAIR ON DA LEGS PAINLESSLY involving a home made sugaring method.. CONTACT ME AT betta_den_ures@hotmail.com and i will send you the recipe.
Name: Vivaciousgal19
City:   Canada
Comments:   i started waxing my legs a year ago .. now i've noticed weird black spots on the parts that i waxed .. some of them hav dead hair in them .. if i try removing the dead hair they leave away brown spots on my skin which looks really ugly .. i dun know how 2 make them go away .. Please Help .. Thanx-
Name: CINDY
City:   FL MIAMI
Comments:   WHEN I WAS LITTLE I USED TO GET MOSQUITO BITES A LOT AND I USED TO PEAL THE MOSQUITO BITE WITH MI NAIL NOW I HAVE BLACK SPOTS ON MI LEGS HOW COULD I CLEAR THEM....
Name: None
City:   USA
Comments:   HI, I'm 15 and my stomach, knees,elbows and neck are darker than the rest of my body i don't know why. Can u tell me how to make them ligther and cleaner looking.
Name: nano
City:   beirut
Comments:   I have hair that grow under the skin on my legs, what is the solutionNULL
Name: nicole
City:   rahway
Comments:   Hi! I have dark spots in my legs due to some allergies I had before. Is there any way I could get rid of them. Please advise.
Name: mary
City:   karachi
Comments:   hi all!! i have a very big black spots on my both toes and finger i apply lemon;glycerine,herbal creams and fair&lovely on it but seems no effect i just want to reduce them...its looking so bad as i m studying in co-education....and plzz tell me tips for fairness of feet my face colour is wheatish white.but my feet is dark brown...thankx and plz reply my fast ASAP!!!!
Name: kathy
City:   rodeo
Comments:   hi i need your help..because i have a varicuse vain in my legs and im still 23..maybe because of my hard work since im still young..i have a long leg but im shy to wear skirt because of my viens..and maybe u can help how to remove my old scars in my legs too..please..thnk u..
Name: sara
City:   usa
Comments:   I have dark spots almost scars on my legs .i massage my legs regularly and applying Vitamin E oil .i have been doing this for 2 years.plz advice some other good and effective remedy
Name: christina morris
City:   atlanta
Comments:   I have really dark knees and I do not know how to lighten them up to match the rest of my skin please tell me what to do!
Name: cute
City:   xxxxx
Comments:   christina morris u can rub ur knees with salt or u can also use lemon juice!If u hav some other doubts just mail me at sir_percy@rediffmail.com
Name: sarah
City:   alabama
Comments:   i have a problem with the dark red pores in my legs after waxing or shaving nothing can fix my problem it is really embarrass to show them it's affecting my life please help me. thanks
Name: lola
City:   Montreal
Comments:   I am black and ever since I started shaving i discovered blacks bumps all over my legs. I never wear skirts or shorts in public afraid something will say something about my legs. I have tried putting milk on my legs put it only made it worse. I cry sometimes that I can't show my legs. Can you PLEASE give me some avice to cure this problem of mine. And another thing my legs are lighter skin colour then the rest of my body. Can you tell me why and can you help me find a solution to this problem. I have had this problem for 10 years now and I would like to have some closure...and relief. Thanks
Name: shonta
City:   rocky mount
Comments:   When I shave my skin becomes really smooth but it still has scars from when I was younger how do I get rid of themNULL
Name: s
City:   GA
Comments:   my problem is that my butt is darker then the rest of my body how do i get it to be the same complextion as the rest of my skin and also the back of my legs are dar ask well thers this very dark line on the back-ANd i have this LONG darkin on my belly how can i get rid of it and my ingrown hair on m legs...PLEASE HELP-thanks
Name: n
City:   GA
Comments:   HI, I'm 15 and my stomach, knees,elbows and neck are darker than the rest of my body i don't know why. Can u tell me how to make them ligther and cleaner looking.
Name: h
City:   GA
Comments:   When I shave my skin becomes really smooth but it still has scars from when I was younger how do I get rid of themNULL
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