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Summer Legs Credit: Burberry Spring/Summer 2014. Image courtesy of Catwalking.

How To Get Summer Legs

The warmth of summer brings with it the excuse to indulge in looser layers and shorter hemlines. However, if, like us, your legs have been cast beneath opaque tights for the past nine months, then they may be in need of a little T.L.C. Read on for our tips on how to prep and style your legs for the summer season.

Scrub

First off, invest in a good body scrub. Guaranteed to improve the radiance of your skin, exfoliating will also prep for an even tan. Apply Laura Mercier’s Fresh Fig Scrub in a circular motion to get rid of dead skin cells. Natural fig seeds and jojoba will gently exfoliate while shea butter and honey will naturally condition and protect.

Smooth

Cellulite manifests on even the best of us, models included. Tackle dimpled, uneven patches with the babyBelle® bodybuffer from BelleCore®. With random orbital oscillation, it massages muscles and smoothes the skin to help keep the appearance of cellulite under control. Follow up with a serious moisturiser. Crème De La Mer’s The Body Crème, with its exclusive Micro-Algae Complex, is like a seaweed wrap in a jar. Massage into damp skin for perfectly smooth stems.

Fake It

The best and safest way to achieve a sun-kissed glow is to fake it. Start now with a gradual tan building your way up to the full coverage of St Tropez’s Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse. Fake tan is also perfect for creating the illusion of toned legs. For clever contouring, try applying a highlighter, such as Omorovicza’s Gold Shimmer Oil, vertically to your shins for shapely definition without the squats.

Style It

Make the most of your perfected pins in this season’s skirts, shorts and sandals. The midi is having a moment. We love the ladylike length of Christopher Kane’s Lace Midi Skirt, perfect for slimming calves. Busy prints, like Etro’s Textured Paisley Skirt, also prove extremely flattering.  Barely-there heels meanwhile are great for elongating the leg. Look to Saint Laurent for the sleekest pair.

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