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Makeup Monday: Sun-Kissed Legs

It’s come to that time… the weather is getting warmer; miniskirts, shorts and flowy dresses are being pulled out of your wardrobe… along with your bare legs, which have been hidden under your tights all winter long.

If you’re like me, I always find this the scariest time when you have to step outside and reveal bare sun hidden legs to the world.  However, with the help of a few little tips, you can be confident, step out in the sun with beautiful legs, and it will leave you wondering what all the worry was about.

Here are 3 quick tips to get your legs summer ready:

  1. Find a good exfoliating scrub. My favorite is Bliss Hot Salt Scrub because it’s warm, fresh, clean, tingly and soft all at once. When showering give your legs a good scrub and remove old skin cells.
  2. Although I’m not a huge fan of fake tan, I do find that tinted moistures help bring your skin alive, especially your legs. I love St. Tropez gradual tan, its light and not too dark, it gives a subtle glow, moisturizes and smells great.
  3. You can also mix your favorite self tan with an everyday moisturizer; this will achieve a nice sun kissed glow.

And then you’re ready! Bare your legs and be playful with the sun.

Product: Sisley Phyto-Touch Gel Teinté Corps, St Tropez Gradual Tan, Too Faced Royal Oil Coconut Oil Body Bronzer, Philosophy Hot Salt Tub and Shower Scrub, Bliss Hot Salt Scrub, Aveeno Daily Moisturizing

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Jeline -April 23, 2012, 9:34AM

Great tips! Thanks. <3

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Rogue -April 23, 2012, 12:45PM

I just don’t tan, so I gave up on the fake stuff years ago. Those tinted moisturizers tend to look so spotty and unnatural on me, etc, so you can imagine what the tanners could do… I’m pretty pale, but know it’s just who I am and am learning to love it. One of the most important things is to remember to moisturize (not just your legs, but all over) and sunscreen (several of my friends have gotten some skin cancer issues from tanning recently, and the spots left from having things removed from their legs isn’t the prettiest). As for exfoliating, I’ve used old coffee grounds or even some regular sugar mixed with my fave moisturizing soap (cruelty free, of course) and it was pretty darn awesome.

Emily -April 23, 2012, 6:23PM

I totally agree with Rogue! I am pretty fair-skinned too, and I’ve learned to love it. I have two female cousins who are very pretty, but are also obsessed with being tan (they’re from Florida, so it figures). However, I’m older than they are, and yet they have wrinkles and lines on their faces, whereas I am totally wrinkle-free! I don’t think it’s a coincidence. Of course, almost every summer I go to the beach at some point, and become more tan than I was during other seasons, but not nearly as tan as they are all the time. It’s silly though, because go back just one century, and pale skin was admired and imitated just like being tan is today. There are also lots of beautiful starlets who are pale — Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johanssen, Avril Lavigne. Hopefully this tan craze will go away soon and people will realize it’s better to have healthy skin than cancerous skin.

I say, stick to spray-on tans or a few trips to the beach to increase your tan gradually, but for god’s sake don’t go into a tanning machine! And when you bare your skin at the beach for the first time, be proud of your winter snow maid skin :)

Madeline -May 10, 2012, 12:10AM

I read in seventeen, that for people with pale skin you can use supergoop.

Make up school -May 10, 2012, 12:32PM

Hey there thanks for your nice informative post on sun kissed legs which I have found useful…. :-)

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