How to Get Smooth, Sexy, Glowing Summer Legs

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how to get glowing smooth summer legs

Summer is now in full swing, and what better way to prep for beach trips and hot weather than getting our legs smooth and glowing!  Today, I’m sharing my tricks for achieving sexy legs for Summer through 5 easy steps that you can do before a big night out or just before hitting the beach.  Let’s get started!

exfoliating coffee scrub

exfoliating coffee scrub

1) Exfoliate

First, you’ll need to get the skin prepped.  That means exfoliating and removing all the dry skin to reveal smoother skin.  This also prepares skin for a closer shave or wax.

My favorite exfoliator for the legs is a coffee scrub.  Coffee grounds are great because they don’t dissolve after a few minutes like sugar, so you can keep scrubbing and scrubbing.  They’re also very effective at removing dry skin and rough patches, while feeling gentle on the skin.  And let’s not forget, coffee is loaded with antioxidants to help protect and repair skin!

You can buy a pre-made coffee scrub, or make your own by simply mixing coffee grinds, coconut oil, and sea salt.

sally hansen hair remover wax strip kit

2) Wax or Shave Hair

After exfoliating, the next step is to remove hair, either by waxing or shaving.  I personally prefer waxing because it removes the hair at its follicle and keeps my legs smoother longer.

sally hansen wax strips kit body on legs

Here I’m using the Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit Body which includes everything you need to easily remove unwanted hair (including short hairs) to give you silky smooth skin.  The results last up to 8 weeks too!  Unlike microwaveable wax, these strips are mess-free and can be used straight out of the box. (For full how-tos and videos, check out Sally Hansen’s website here!)  Between the Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit Body and the Ouch-Relief Wax Strip Kit for the more sensitive areas (like the face), these strips have been my go-to for full body hair removal this Summer!

sally hansen hair remover wax strip kit

coconut oil for smooth glowing legs after waxing or shaving (1 of 1)

3) Moisturize with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has many benefits for the skin.  It contains three saturated fatty acids including capric acid, caprylic acid and lauric acid, all of which have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties.  That makes coconut oil a great go-to moisturizer for post-wax or shave!

self tanner

4) Tan, the Safe Way

To achieve a natural and safe tan, apply a layer of self-tanning lotion or mousse.  I recommend using a mitt to create a streak-free finish, while also keeping the hands stain-free!  Let the lotion/mousse set for 20-30 minutes before moving on to the final step.

shimmering body oil for glowing smooth Summer legs

5) Top ‘Em off With a Little Shimmer

Now that the legs are smooth, hydrated, and tan, it’s time to add some shimmer for an extra glow!  Grab a shimmery body oil, put a few drops into your palms, and then evenly spread it over your legs.  The oil will add a pretty sheen and provide another layer of hydration, while the shimmer will add a natural glow to the skin!

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These 5 simple steps can transform your legs and give them a gorgeous glow for Summer.  Best of all, you can find most of the essentials I used for this routine at your local grocery store (including the coffee grounds and coconut oil), and CVS (including the self-tanner and Sally Hansen wax kits).

sally hansen hair removal wax strip kits at CVS

What are your favorite ways to get glowing skin for Summer?

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  • Dionna Chambers

    THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE! I have already saved the ingredients for the exfoliant. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will be making sure to get my legs nice and smooth for this summer season, and for all seasons really!

  • Samantha

    I am a huge fan of coffee scrubs! I had no idea they could make such a difference. I’ve never actually waxed my legs, but I have been debating it recently. Maybe I”ll give it a try now. 🙂 Thanks!