Posts Tagged ‘leg skincare’

Don’t neglect your legs!

       
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Don't neglect your legs!As they comprise the lower half of our bodies, it's all too easy to neglect our legs as we get ready in the morning. Often covered by tights or pants, legs get treated to a sort of "out of sight, out of mind" policy – that is, until, the summertime rolls around.

To proudly be the wearer or short shorts, it's important to give your legs the due proper care. According to Allure.com, legs are the driest part of our bodies, so rather than lotion up top and forget about them, always give them an extra dose of lotion whenever you lather up.

Exfoliating once or twice a week in the shower will also help you keep flakiness at bay and produce only the softest, silkiest pair of gams. An all-over body scrub works great for legs as well as the rest of your cuerpo, and it's especially helpful for preventing ingrown hairs after shaving.

Then again, all the moisturizing and exfoliating in the world can't get you the legs you want if you've got unsightly bruises, stretchmarks or varicose veins. Enlist the aid of a body concealer such as Dermablend Leg and Body Cover Creme SPF 15.

Tips for great-looking legs

       
Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Tips for great-looking legsWhether they’re preparing for a New Year’s Eve party or ditching the winter weather for a warmer climate, many women will soon be rocking dresses that show off their legs. And while some gals will sport tights, others may prefer the alluring appeal of bare legs.

If you insist on stocking-free stems, make sure that your legs are ready to be seen – and we mean more than a last-minute shave.

“Sloughing off dead skin is critical,” makeup artist Linda Hay told Allure magazine. Look for an oil based exfoliant, like Babor Khanya Sugar Oil Peeling, as the scrub will smooth skin and supply a subtle sheen.

After you’ve exfoliated, apply a rich moisturizer to hydrate and condition your skin. If you’re planning on wearing your signature scent, select a fragrance-free formula such as G.M.Collin Body Hydrating Cream, as it won’t compete with your perfume.

While many women may think cosmetics are only for their faces, body makeup is imperative when creating gorgeous-looking legs. Long-wearing Dermablend Leg and Body Cover Creme will conceal scars, bruises and blemishes. A highlighter, like Karin Herzog Body Shimmer, can enhance your legs as well, as long as you apply it carefully.

“Draw a line down the center of legs, front and back, thigh to toes,” Hay advised.

Expert advice for removing calluses

       
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Expert advice for removing callusesAs the warm summer weather continues, it’s the perfect time to wear your newest pair of sandals, whether they are casual flip flops or gladiator-style platforms. However, before you don a pair of shoes that shows your toes, make sure your feet are well-groomed and ready to be seen.

Calluses, layers of tough skin formed by pressure and friction, can be both unpleasant to look at and uncomfortable. Luckily, removing the annoying skin abnormalities may not be too difficult.

“The safest way [to remove calluses] is to use a pumice stone or file to buff away a callus after a bath or shower, when skin is at its softest,” Rock Positano, podiatrist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, told Allure magazine. Tweezerman Pedro Callus Stone features a rough side for removing calluses and a fine side for smoothing and massaging feet.

Women can also use liquid formulas that contain salicylic acid, like like Babor Feetness Callus Remover Fluid, but Positano suggests testing the formula on a small patch of skin first, to make sure you aren’t allergic to the product.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19923450-ADNFCR

Smooth cellulite with Karin Herzog Silhouette

       
Friday, July 30th, 2010

Smooth cellulite with Karin Herzog SilhouetteThere are some problem areas that are exceptionally hard to hide. For many women, cellulite is an aspect of their appearance that they dislike and find difficult to camouflage. Unlike blemishes that can be masked by concealer and treated with healing gel, there is no simple way to get rid of cellulite.

“It’s not about being skinny or fat,” dermatologist Ranella Hirsch told Allure magazine, adding that diet and exercise is not likely to affect this dimply hindrance. While most cellulite is easy enough to cover up in the winter, the short dresses and bathing suits of summertime may make some ladies feel self-conscious.

Instead of hiding at home until the cooler weather comes, try an anti-cellulite cream to diminish the lumpy look. According to StyleList.com, the cause of cellulite is still unclear, but its appearance may be enhanced by a surrounding accumulation of fluids, caused by hormones, poor circulation, stress and even tight clothing.

However, Laura Kenney, a writer for StyleList, recommends Karin Herzog Silhouette cellulite-reducing cream. The formula contains 4 percent oxygen, which helps improve circulation by targeting clogged capillaries that retain water.

Kenney reported an improvement after using the product. “After about a weeks use my cellulite looked less apparent – the orange peel texture was noticeably lessened,” she wrote on the website. “But after a month of diligently applying [it] I saw a definite difference.”ADNFCR-3538-ID-19914111-ADNFCR