Spring is here and summer is on its way; I've definitely been breaking out the shorts and short skirts (and can't wait to wear my fun sundresses in another month or so). Besides keeping your legs in good shape with running, hiking, cycling, and plenty of lunges, all of which get gams gorgeous in just a few weeks (it's amazing how fast legs can tone up), I like to get my legs some sun—about 10 minutes a day will get you a healthy glow, won't burn your skin (to be safe, get that 10 minutes before noon or after 3pm) and will also help your body make its own Vitamin D.
Once you've put all that energy into making your legs lovely, naturally, it can be frustrating to nick them up while shaving or looking down to notice they are dry and flaky; the products below will help you keep up what your good habits have wrought.
I always opt for reusable razors—they cost less in the long run and are much less wasteful. Recycline's razors
are made from recycled yogurt cups and can be recycled (it's a #5 plastic) if it gets worn over time or you end up breaking it. They are Made in the USA and can be refilled with various triple razor heads. Of course, if you already have a good razor, there's no need to replace it; I've been using my boyfriend's cast-off razor for three years now.
Moisturizer: REN Skincare's Anti-Cellulite Gel
debuted last year, and while I've always been super-skeptical about such products, this one really worked (caffeine and pepper rose spice tighten skin, diminishing the appearance of subcutaneous fat), and as an added bonus, horse chestnut and red algae give a lovely cooling feeling to the gel for some time after you apply it. For very silky legs, I recommend using an oil applied the night before (overnight it will work into the skin and de-ages the appearance of the legs), or a soft bar like this one from Cowgirl skincare
, which moisturizes beautifully with beeswax and sunflower oil.