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: mala
City:   Mauritius
Comments:   I have tiresome and heavy feet. Please advise me
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.

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