Shave, exfoliate, moisturize, repeat. Ugh, the routine us ladies have to have can be exhausting, so why wouldn’t we want the best results after putting in the effort to groom ourselves. Well wait no more, whether you are in shorts or jeans this season I will tell you the secret on how to get smooth and toned legs. The best part is it is simple, cheap, and doesn’t take a lot of time.
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***UPDATED*** First off, lets talk a little about what it takes to get smooth and toned legs. Strong legs are sexy legs and the only way to get get them is to do a little work. Yeah, sorry, no magic pill here, but I promise I’ll make it worth it with our easy to follow leg-toning workout you can do while you’re watching your favorite guilty pleasure show on TV (or anytime). When you start to see results, and you will, you’ll be motivated to make this workout a habit.
But we want more than just toned legs, right?? No one wants to be seen with shave bumps, rough skin, or cellulite. Well, I found the answer to that as well in a simple beauty routine that is quick and doesn’t cost you a load of money. You might be surprised at what products I discovered to be the best.
How to get smooth and toned legs.
Smooth Legs Step by Step
Step 1: Dry Brushing
The practice of dry brushing is so simple. It’s meant to get the blood flowing in those gorgeous legs and to rid them of dry or dead skin cells. This not only exfoliates your skin but can be effective in minimizing the appearance of cellulite. That’s a win-win in my book. However, that’s not all. You can reap additional benefits from dry brushing that are good for more than just your legs. Check out six pros from Lustre Lagoon that dry brushing can offer your whole body.
A body brush is very inexpensive. Be sure to use one with natural bristles. I found mine on Amazon. So how do you properly dry brush? Here are a few tips.
- Start by stripping down and stepping in the shower. Dry brushing is done…well, dry, so make sure your body is just that and without lotions or oils.
- Begin at your feet, using long strokes and always brush towards your heart.
- Shower and moisture as usual. If you are shaving follow our advice below.
Step 2: Shave with men’s shaving foam.
Yep, I’m totally serious. You have permission to steal your husband’s shaving foam, and I’m not talking about the expensive shaving gels store’s offer. All you need is your basic, cheap Barbasol shaving foam. You can find it at most stores or on Amazon in a pack of two (his and hers, LOL). If you want to get really fancy you can get the foam with Aloe. The foam helps protect from nicks and doesn’t clog up your razor like gels can.
Step 3: Apply baby oil gel and after shave.
This step is the real trick. After you are done shaving and before you turn off the shower, apply a layer of baby oil gel. It’s thinker than regular baby oil and does wonders for giving you smooth skin and preventing bumps and razor burn, especially in the sensitive bikini area. If you tend to develop razor burn or red bumps after shaving this after shave gets rave reviews. You may feel a slight burning sensation when you first apply but it subsides quickly. I have tried it and it does work well but the baby oil gel really prevents me from having to use anything else. If you want you can still add a layer of your regular lotion or moisturizer on top of the baby oil gel, but its optional.
Now that you know the secret to getting smooth legs, let’s get them toned with our favorite workout. It’s all about strong, sexy legs! Do this circuit 1-3 times through, three times a week and you will see and feel the difference.
SHE’S GOT LEGS
90 walking lunges
80 mountain climbers
70 sumo squats
60 calf raises
40 curtsy lunges
30 bench step ups
20 squat jumps
I’m not kidding when I tell you this works. I stayed true to this routine. Here’s a picture of my personal results…
Also, if you don’t have time for a full workout try my 4-Minute Workout You Can do at Your Bathroom Counter. Then, kick back with the Best Coffee and listen to one of my recommended Audio Books from Audible. You deserve it!