3 steps to perfect legs

LAURA-WHITMORE

by Sophie Bronstein |

There's no scarier time of year than the day you ditch the opaques. Style Editor Jo Hoare tells us exactly how to prep our pins...

# 1. Exfoliate and moisturise

Because it's been too chilly to faff about in the nude, you probably haven't moisturised since mid 2015. Anna Persaud, CEO of This Works, says it's not too late to start. "Flaky, dry skin is the biggest concern at this time of year, so it's important to hydrate legs. A regular routine of exfoliating and applying a moisturising product will go a long way to getting them summer-ready and you'll be surprised how quickly you see results.

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# 2. Work it out

Celeb fitness trainer Rory Knight has created this four-step plan. Just grab two hand weights and go!

"Do this 2-3 times a week. Spend one minute on each move with no rest between. After the fourth exercise, rewst for 30 seconds, then repeat for three rounds in total."

SQUAT TO CURTSY LUNGE

Hold your weights up by your chest. Get into a squat position, then step one leg behind you. Repeat with alternating legs (60 seconds).

CRAB REACH

Assume a crab position, with your palms and feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips and reach your right arm over your left shoulder. Pause, then return to starting position. Repeat, alternating shoulders.

DUMBBELL HIP BRIDGES

Lie on your back with your legs bent, arms by your sides. Hold on to each weight and slowly lift your hips up, pause, then carefully lower back down to the floor. Repeat for one minute.

DUMBBELL DROP SQUATS

Holding your weights in both hands, simply jump down into a squat while lifting your arms into the air. Repeat for one minute.

# 3. Cover up imperfections

For an instant burst of confidence, there are plenty of leg make-ups and instant tanners around.

Here are our favourites products for perfecting your pins once you've braved binning your tights...

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PERFECT LEGS

BRAUN SILK EPIL
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Superdrug, £99.99 Need to de-fuzz on the go? Charge up a Silk Epil and take it with you!

BRAUN SILK EPIL
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Legology, £42 Smooth skin, reduce cellulite and scrub your way to a glow with stimulating leg salts.

BRAUN SILK EPIL
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Boots, £9.99 Less than a tenner and will leave you with a totally streak-free finish - and will wash off at the end of the day!

THISWORKS
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Thisworks, £28 A highlighter - for your legs. Add a glow to your pins so that they appear slimmer and more toned!

RIMMEL
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Superdrug, £9.99 Shower and go with Rimmel's answer to a self tan that takes just ONE minute to apply.

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