The products you need for bare legs this summer
Come summer, shorts, skirts and obviously bathing suits have us all baring more skin, and believe me, I’m not as comfortable showing off my stems as I used to be. From a few spider veins to bits of cellulite here and there, I actually plan ahead these when I know bare legs are on the wardrobe agenda. But the process isn’t as high-maintenance as you think, so read on for a few must-have products that make a major difference.
I may live in Florida, but I generally only use self-tanner in the summer. I simply swap out my post-shower body lotion with a gradual self-tanner so I get a hint of color without going overboard. As my bestie and I always say, “Brown fat is better than white fat,” and kicking up the bronze helps camouflage veins as well as cellulite nooks and crannies.
Body makeup (sort of)
I wouldn’t exactly say I wear body makeup, but I guess you could say I wear tinted moisturizer on my legs at times. It’s still relatively early in the summer so I haven’t achieved golden-gam status with my gradual tanner just yet, which is why I love Vita Viberata’s Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish. This tinted cream instantly delivers a hint of coverage that obscures imperfections like veins and bruises, and it won’t rub of for run. It easily washes off with soap and water, and it’s free of DHA so it’s totally temporary.
A glossy finish
No leg look is complete without a little gleam. Body lotions and creams may hydrate, but when I want long-lasting sheen, I turn to one product: Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel. A little goes a long way, and everyone loves its classic scent. (And if you don’t believe me, this is a celebrity makeup artist secret.)
In addition to the above products, it goes without saying that a little more leg time (or more time, period) at the gym doesn’t hurt! But in the meantime, let these products do the work for you!