Summer is fast approaching, so what better time to start getting your legs ready for beach and swimsuit season than today? Luckily, getting your legs prepped and ready for summer isn't difficult - or too time-consuming.
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There are several ways to start getting your legs ready, and they can all be done from home. That's right; there's no need to book any treatments to zap away cellulite or make your legs silky smooth. Here's how to get your legs ready for summer in just three easy steps.
Exfoliate your legs
The first thing you should do when preparing your legs for summer is to exfoliate them. This will allow you to get rid of all the dead skin that hangs on from the winter months.
This process is the key to achieving smooth skin that looks bright and healthy. There are a few different ways to exfoliate the skin. Some options include the use of a scrub, a chemical exfoliation or even the use of loofah on the skin to finish the treatment.
Here are some ways for exfoliation:
Use an exfoliating brush or sponge
These usually have a coarse texture that allows you to remove dead skin when scrubbing your legs with them. One of these options includes dry brushing. Dry brushing is becoming more and more popular because it has many benefits. It can improve circulation in your legs, help make cellulite less noticeable and can even help remove toxins through the lymphatic system. All this with a little brushing!
These scrubs are popular because they contain beads that work to exfoliate your skin. However, it is important to keep a few things in mind if you choose to exfoliate your legs with a scrub. You should make sure that your chosen product does not contain plastic microbeads as they can be abrasive to your skin and even damage it. Finally, you should make sure that while applying these products, you scrub your legs in a circular motion. This will ensure that you actually remove the dead skin. As a result, your legs should be softer to the touch.
Loofah can effectively help you remove dead skin from your legs. That's because they have a harder texture, which means they can effectively exfoliate your legs and help you remove old, dead skin. Dampen the loofah with warm water and add some soap. Rub it in circles on your legs and you're ready to go! (You can also use with moisturiser.)
Remove excess hair with IPL
The next thing you need to do to get your legs ready for summer is to treat them with IPL. IPL is short for Intense Pulsed Light, and it is a form of light therapy that has a variety of uses and benefits.
IPL is not the same as laser hair removaland that's one of the reasons it's become so popular. While laser treatments only have one wavelength focused on your skin, IPL spreads a variety of light wavelengths. This is similar to a photoflash. This ultimately means that IPL can penetrate the second layer of skin without damaging the first at all. There are many reasons why many people use IPL. Some of these reasons are to reduce or remove:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Varicose veins
- Hair on the face, neck, back, chest, legs, bikini line or underarms
However, getting IPL treatment at out clinic to prepare your legs for the summer can cost a pretty penny. Usually treatments cost anywhere between 7000 SEK and 1200 SEK. As this is considered a beauty treatment, health insurance usually doesn't cover up the cost.
Fortunately, there are options if you're interested in IPL (and who wouldn't be?) but don't want to go to some clinic and pay so much money. That's right: you can get all the benefits of IPL at no cost or hassle. Let us introduce you to the Vivre IPL hair removal light.
Hair-free for a long time
Removing hair from your legs has never been so easy. One of the best things about Vivre IPL is that it allows you to easily remove hair without a razor or even without ingrown hairs. You can do it all from the comfort of your own home and without pain.
Vivre IPL can be used on any part of your body and has a 10+ year laser pulse with normal use. This means you have the ability to be hair free for a long time.
Vivre IPL is specially designed so that you start seeing results within 3-4 weeks, so start preparing your legs for summer now. Summer will be here before you know it! Another reason this Vivre is so special is that it has five power settings to adjust to your skin tone and skin sensitivity. At the same time, it delivers noticeable results on all levels.
There are so many reasons to choose an at-home product instead of having to empty your wallet at a salon or skin specialist. You can use your IPL device whenever you want instead. Simply include this product in your skincare routine, and your legs will be ready for dresses all summer long.
Use Microdermabrasion to make your legs look their best
You've now exfoliated your legs, you've removed excess hair and sun spots, now what? There's one last step you can take to help your legs look perfect and summer-ready. The final step is microdermabrasion on areas as needed.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can be used to effectively exfoliate your skin, reduce age spots, make your skin look smoother or even reduce the appearance of stretch marks or cellulite that may be present on your legs.
The way microdermabrasion works is to remove the top layer of skin with a device. This is usually a special wand to exfoliate the surface of the skin.
This treatment is often offered by skin specialists. Fortunately, as you may have guessed, there are ways with microdermabrasion treatments from the comfort of your home while getting amazing results.
You can find several different products by googling "Microdermabrasion Handset", these can help to exfoliate your skin and even remove dead skin cells. While many people use microdermabrasion on the face, you can also use it on stretch marks on the legs or other skin blemishes.
It is important to note that the procedure should never be painful. Although you may feel a quick, slight discomfort, it shouldn't hurt too much. Once you have completed your microdermabrasion treatment, you may notice that you experience some side effects. These are completely normal and may include:
- Skin redness
- A tingling sensation
- Sensitive to sunlight
While it's tempting to want to show off your summer-ready legs right after you're done, be sure to apply sunscreen; you don't want to get burned!
Getting your legs prepped and ready for summer is easy. Start by exfoliating to get dead skin from winter off your legs. Once you've done that, it's time to move on to the next step, which is IPL treatment at home.
IPL is an extremely popular form of light therapy. It has won awards for being less damaging to the skin than laser technology is and can help you get rid of a variety of skin problems. There's something for everyone when it comes to IPL. The best part? This product can be used on different parts of your body, so buy it once and you'll be using it time and time again.
Finally, use microdermabrasion to reduce the appearance of stretch marks or other skin impurities. Your legs deserve their day in the sun.