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Legs Care

Sexy legsEvery woman wishes for legs which are long, lean and shapely , true beauty- especially as fashion now allows more and more leg to be exposed. Not so very long ago even a glimpse of ankle was considered shocking! Today's emphasis on revealing rather than concealing the body shape means that a good pair of legs are high on the list of desirable beauty assets!

There's not much that can be done about the length or basic shape of the legs. These are largely dictated by the muscles of the thighs and calves. Bone structure, too, plays a part; and it is this which is responsible for any tendency towards knock knees or bow-legs -neither of which can be remedied after adolescence. Furthermore, women's legs are more rounded than men's due to the natural accumulation of underlying fat, especially on the upper thighs.

To some degree, exercise can improve the shape of thighs and calves, by firming and toning the muscles. If results from regular exercise are slow to show on thighs, passive exercise machines can often be effective; and a combination of both is even more effective. Exercise with weights can also be helpful, especially in achieving better muscular definition. However, because there is a technique in this type of exercise, it's best to learn it from an expert, so enquire at a local gym or health club for details if you are interested.

When leg shape is marred by overweight, a combination of regular exercise and a slimming diet will show results; although it is a fact that the thighs in particular are very resistant to both weight and inch loss. However, persistence is needed in this regard.One can take to sports like swimming, cycling jogging and even cycling can be done to tone one’s leg.

Whatever their shape, legs look better if skin is sleek and glossy. When ne is not wearing tights, she can smoothen the legs by using body oil or lotion it to give a sheen. For evenings, one should try a shimmering body cream which are flattering with split skirts or strappy sandals. If you're lucky enough to have slender ankles, add a fine gold or silver chain to flaunt your good fortune! For a touch of color, try a fake tan, but do take time to apply it carefully and evenly or you'll get a very patchy and unnatural-looking finish. Tanned legs always look slimmer and skin that's got a shine on looks sleeker and smoother, too, so make the most of the summer sunshine to achieve a natural suntan as well.

Keeping legs looking silky

Silky legsKeeping legs looking silky demands a bit of attention.

  • At bath-time use of massage glove is recommended for rubbing the skin. Use of any epiderm abrasive sponge should be entirely avoided.
  • Special attention should be paid to knees and backs of heels, where a thicker layer of dead skin accumulates. Here and elsewhere it's worth using a face mask (yes really!) once in a while to slough off dull, dead surface skin.
  • One should also use an exfoliative body cleanser once or twice a week to speed up the skin's natural shedding cycle and leave legs soft and silky.
  • After the bath its recommended to apply hand or body lotion to legs when the skin is still warm.
  • Use firm upward strokes to improve circulation and smooth skin contours.
  • For legs to look attractive, it should be kept free of hair. Waxing or cream depilation will give longer-lasting and smoother results than shaving - although shaving is quicker and cheaper.
  • If somebody doesn’t want to start on the self-perpetuating process of removing unwanted leg hair, or if her hairs are fine and light already, she could consider bleaching. This will make the hairs less noticeable, although the legs would loose some of their smoothness.

Treating Dark Elbows and Knees Naturally

  • Rub lime juice over the discolored area and leave for 15-20 minutes. Soak a towel in hot water and scrub firmly. Repeat this for 2 weeks.
  • Mix half teaspoon of lime juice with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply and wash in the same way with a hot towel. Repeat this everyday for better results.
  • Massaging honey at the knees may help.
  • A very effective treatment to lighten elbow and knees is to make a paste of milk cream, a dash of turmeric, and 3 drops of basil leaf extract. Put on this paste on the darkened regions and leave it overnight and wash off next morning. Repeat for a week to find great results.
  • To get rid of dark and rough skin, rub a piece of lemon regularly on the knees and elbows. Lemon is a natural bleach and has a lightening effect on the skin.
  • Take a mixture of 1 teaspoon coconut oil and half teaspoon lime juice and apply it on the knees and elbows. Insert a towel in hot water and scrub the areas on the knees and elbows.