Something that really affects my confidence when I’m on the beach or in the sun is my legs. Are they tanned enough? Skinny enough? Hair free? With this weekends spell of sunny weather, it’s ignited our anticipation for the summer months ahead and our beach holidays, as well as the desire to dress accordingly! With the sunny spells coming and going as they please, the secret is being able to flash some leg at a moment’s notice!
Spending hours in the gym before heading off on holiday is just the start when it comes to getting perfect pins, and I spent a morning with Braun at the beautiful Rosewood Hotel in London discovering other tips and tricks which can help you get your legs Summer ready!
Tip 1. Choosing the right outfit! What you wear makes the biggest difference to your confidence when it comes to revealing your legs for Summer! Choose a colour which will add warmth to your skin tone, and a length a few inches above the knee if you want to flash some skin but without revealing too much!
During our morning with Braun, we just an hour to dash around the shops, and £100 in our pockets, and we picked up outfits which would reveal our soon-to-be-pampered pins. I went for some killer heels from Kurt Geiger (don’t legs always look better in sky high stilettos?!) as well as a navy lace dress from Jack Wills which finishes just above the knee – a length which I find flattering and releasing just enough leg! Keep reading to see photos of my finished look!
Tip 2. Exfoliate regularly! Regular exfoliation is the key to evening out skin tone and texture to create a smooth canvas for tanning (both before and after!) and ensuring that a sun tan lasts longer. Choose a product which has lots of grains in it to really slough away dead skin. Exfoliating also helps to eliminate ingrown hairs, so hair removal will be far easier! We tried out the Braun Silk-épil 9 which has an exfoliation attachment, similar to a facial cleansing brush, which buffs skin to perfection before you start the tanning or hair removal process.
Tip 3. Put the razor down! I used to find that shaving my legs on holiday would often mean that my legs would stay pale while the rest of my body tanned, and I recently discovered that it’s not just me, but loads of us find that shaving removes that top layer of tan, keeping our legs paler than the rest of our bodies. This summer, I’m epilating my legs using the Braun Silk-épil 9 (you can read my full thoughts on it, and how to make epilating pain free here!) which pulls hairs from the roots meaning you stay hair free for longer, and you tan can build more naturally.
Tip 4. Add some colour! A tan does wonders for making your legs look slimmer, longer, and all over, better! Once you’ve exfoliated and epilated, your legs should be perfectly primed for a flawless tan. If you are a little wary of streaky pins, then opt for a gradual tan and build up a beautiful colour, or choose a mousse product which has a guide colour for an easy application. Always use a mitt to buff in the tanning product, and apply tan in circular movements making sure you don’t miss anywhere!
Tip 5. Makeup for your legs! The final step if you want absolutely perfect legs is to apply a few beauty products to really add a glow or cover up any imperfections. During our day with Braun, I was treated to a leg makeover where a patch of uneven skin colour on my legs was covered up with a foundation suitable for use on the body, and then a shimmering oil was applied all over to give some beautiful sheen to my legs!
Here are the results of my leg makeover!
Look at all those perfect pins! Thank you to the team at Braun, and to P&G for sponsoring this post!
You can watch the video of the Break Free blogger day with Braun here.
How do you get your legs summer ready?