10 Simple Ways To Make Your Legs Smoother Than Ever Before!
Do you spot open, dark pores on your legs after shaving or waxing? A condition known as strawberry legs, you’ll be surprised at how common a phenomenon it is. It usually appears when dirt, oil or ingrown hair gets trapped in your skin follicles. When it's exposed to air, it oxidizes and eventually darkens. The good news is that you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Give these beauty tips and natural home remedies a shot and you’ll soon have the smoothest legs of your life!
1. Get soaking
The first step to getting rid of those dark dots is to soak your legs in warm water for about 5-10 minutes. It’ll help open up your skin’s pores and draw out impurities that are trapped under. You can either dip your legs in a tub of warm water or take a hot shower - both will get the job done.
2. Use that loofah
Your loofah is an amazing tool that will really help get rid of strawberry legs. Lather on some shower gel or body scrub and gently scrub your legs in a circular motion. Start from your ankle and slowly make your way to the top. Stop exfoliating when your skin turns slightly pink. Wash it off with cold water soon after.
3. Lather up
Never ever shave your legs without applying some form of a lubricant first. Shower gel, soap, moisturiser, aloe vera gel or even your regular hair conditioner will do the trick. It helps the razor glide with ease and keeps your skin super smooth.
4. Swear by clean razors
A good quality razor is what you need in order to keep the dark pores away. Make sure that your blades are sharp and not blunt. If you use an old razor, it could cause pesky ingrowths. Be gentle and remember to shave your hair along the direction of the growth. Once that’s done, splash some cold water to help close the pores.
5. Soothe your skin with oil massages
To give your skin some much-needed pampering, moisturize after shaving your legs. Make sure to apply baby oil so it stays smooth and baby soft. You could also use a body lotion to hydrate your skin and prevent it from drying up.
6. The secret of scrubbing
After you’ve shaved or waxed, remember to exfoliate your legs for the next couple of days. It will help prevent ingrown hair and dark pores from forming. Make your own natural homemade scrub by using white sugar crystals, lemon juice and coconut oil. After blending all the ingredients, apply it on your legs and massage well. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and wash it off with chilled water.
7. Cucumber juice to the rescue
Cucumber helps reduce the appearances of dark spots on your legs. It’s cooling for your skin and hydrates it naturally. Mix the juice of one raw cucumber with a couple of drops of rosewater and lemon juice. Stir using a spoon and apply it on your legs for 10-15 minutes. Do this for at least 10-15 minutes every alternate day for a month, and you’re bound to see a difference.
8. Have you tried egg whites yet?
Another natural way to heal strawberry legs is to use egg whites. All you’ve got to do is crack an egg and separate the white from the yolk. Dip your fingertips into the white and gently apply it on your pores. After 5-10 minutes, wash it off with cold water.
9. Tea tree oil is the best
Did you know that tea tree oil is packed with antibacterial properties? It’s known to help heal strawberry legs. In a bowl, add 2-3 teaspoons of tea tree oil and a couple of drops of olive oil. Massage for a good 10 minutes and wash it off using lukewarm water. Thrice a week is good enough to get quick results.
10. Using makeup as a temporary fix
For an instant fix, give makeup a shot. It not only helps conceal dark pores, but marks, scars and bruises too! Add a bit of luminizer/concealer to your body lotion and apply it on your legs to make them look flawless and sexy!
Published on Dec 15, 2016