Are you enjoying the heatwave? We sure are! Make sure your legs are up to scratch with these 6 steps to perfect your skin for summer


Step 1. Body brush

It might sounds tedious but this 60-second step could make a real difference to your pins. Before you shower, sweep The Body Shop Round Body Brush, £8, in long strokes working towards your heart to boost circulation and help smooth your body.

Step 2. Exfoliate

Buff your body with St Ives Invigorating All Over Body Scrub, £5.49. A twice-weekly scrub will remove dead skin cells that make your legs look dull and help prep skin for fake tan.

Step 3. Shave

Stubble is a huge no-no so make sure your skin is smooth with Wilkinson Sword for Women Hydro Silk Razor, £9.99. It has 5 blades and a serum-infused moisture strip to hydrate legs as you sweep.

Step 4. Banish bumps

If you suffer from the dreaded orange peel skin, massage in Phytomer Glycolight Night Contouring Bi-Gel, £47.50, every night before bed. It stops sugar being stored as fat and also helps burn off existing fat during the day.

Step 5. Tan

Turn legs from pasty to tasty with St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse, £4.99. It might be super-cheap but the tan looks incredibly luxe. Our Beauty Editor, Stephanie, swears by this for streak-free, deeply bronzed skin. Note: Tan the day after exfoliating and hair removal.

Step 6. Glow on

Shiny skin scream youthful so fake it with a slick of L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Nourishing Body Oil, £7.99, down the fronts of your calves – an instant slimming trick!


Tanned legs will look brilliant with white open-toe wedges. To see them, click here