6 steps to perfect party-season legs

If your legs have been hibernating under tights and trousers this winter, set them free and make them look fabulous with this routine.

Christmas parties are the perfect excuse to dust off your fanciest frocks and go glam, but this comes at a time when many of us have let our leg care slip.

After all, what’s the point in scrubbing, shaving and moisturising when we’re going to hide them away under our winter woollies anyway?

But now you face having to get your legs out again – and fast! The party season tends to sneak up on us before we know it, so here’s how to make sure they look their best without splashing all that valuable cash.

1. Exfoliate away dead skin

You should exfoliate once a week and it’s a good idea to co-ordinate it with the next steps suggested below, as it preps your skin perfectly for hair removal and fake tan.

The Braun Silk-epil 9 Skin Spa Epilator comes with two exfoliating brush heads, which are perfect for sensitive winter skin. They buff away dry, dead skin cells, which unclogs your pores and releases any ingrown hairs, readying you for epilation, as well as leaving you with super-smooth and soft skin without even leaving the house!

2. Epilate your hair away

The packed social calendars during Christmas time can often leave you wondering just how that dinner or work Christmas party came round so fast! For those evenings where a quick once over is needed, the Braun Silk-epil 9 has a wide head for faster epilation and it removes hair four times shorter than wax can, right from the root, so you can easily stay on top of stray hairs and prevent new re-growth from one event to the next. What’s more, you can do it at home, preferably in the bath or shower, or straight after, as the heat opens your pores for a more comfortable experience. And the best bit? Your skin stays smooth for up to 4 weeks

3. Moisturise and treat your skin

Soothe your skin with a rich body lotion to make it smooth and soft. Moisturising is the basis of glowing smooth skin and it creates that ultra-perfect finish. For best results, apply it no longer than five minutes after getting out of the shower. Not only will it keep your skin beautifully hydrated, it will also add a gorgeous sheen to your skin.

Make sure you leave enough time for it to sink in before moving onto step four…

4. Add some colour

That summer glow is probably long gone by now, so if you’ve been left with a pair of pasty legs, a bit of fake tan can work wonders.

Go for one that’s only a couple of shades darker than your natural skin tone, as it needs to look natural and there’s less of a risk of it coming out an unattractive shade of orange.

Whether you go for a lotion or spray is down to personal choice, but always follow the instructions, be careful when applying around joints such as ankles and knees to prevent a patchy finish, and always use gloves to avoid those tell-tale brown palms.

5. Make them shine

For a final touch, wait until your fake tan is completely dry, then smooth a strip of highlighter down the front of your shins and feet. This adds a sexy sheen and elongates the look of your legs.

Now, time to get out and show off those super-smooth legs!

Have you tried epilating yet? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Whether you’re new to epilation or you’re looking to upgrade, you will find great savings on Braun epilators here.