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How to get those silky smooth legs for endless beach days in Miami

The silky smooth legs of your dreams are closer than you think

Are your legs in dire need of TLC before you show them off on Miami beaches this summer? Whether you're preparing to achieve your summer body goals or brunches under the sun, you need to look out for dry, flaky skin and blade bumps.

Don't stress—soft, smooth legs are just a few steps away! We have compiled a list of helpful hints and suggestions to restore the soft, silky, and delicious sensation that you'll love flaunting all summer long.

Get rid of spots and patches for smooth legs

Hyperpigmentation isn't limited to dark spots on our faces. It can also appear on our legs and arms. Wearing sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) is one of the best ways to protect your skin from sun damage. To heal discoloration, use an exfoliating product with fruit acids and lighteners, such as vitamin C or kojic acid. You can reduce the appearance of scars and age spots using prescription retinoids.If you're dealing with inflammation, use steroid creams.

Use a body scrub to remove dead skin

A body scrub is one of the best ways to eliminate dry and dead skin and prep your legs for shaving. Before using the scrub, take a quick shower to avoid damaging your skin by scrubbing at dry patches.

You can scrub all over your body or only pay special attention to rougher, drier areas like your knees and heels. Since everyone has slightly different skin, always test a tiny bit of the product on your skin first to check for any allergic reactions.

Try dry brushing your skin

When you dry brush your legs, you're doing more than just exfoliating them – you're also stimulating the circulation. Get a brush with natural bristles and use it to gently scrub your lower body, concentrating on the areas around your thighs, knees, calves, and hips.

It just takes about three minutes to dry brush both legs, and the process is simple and quick. If you're going to dry brush daily, do it right before you get in the shower to get rid of the dead skin before washing.

A person using a razor to shave their legs.

Get yourself a good quality razor

If you don't own a good razor and keep using one with blunt blades, you won't even realize you're shaving your legs wrong. Plus, it might explain why you often experience irritation, stubble, and ingrown hairs after a shaving session. Once you invest in a quality razor and master the art of shaving your smooth legs, you'll be amazed at the difference it makes.

For the best results, always use a freshly sharpened razor. You'll get the closest, most comfortable shave possible without worrying about razor burn. Unlike dull blades, sharp blades are safer since they prevent nicks and cuts.

Don't forget to moisturize!

Complete your leg care routine with a thick, moisturizing body lotion. You can avoid dryness and the red pimples that sometimes appear after shaving if you moisturize properly. Your will get that extra silky smooth legs look that you're going for! 

Moisturizer is most effective when applied right after a shower or shaving routine. Use a sunless tanning lotion or spray afterward to even out your skin tone and conceal any blemishes.

Find out more self-care recommendations, skincare tips, and ways to hydrate your skin for smooth legs during summer at Calle Ocho News. We're covering the greatest highlights, the latest news, events, and much more happening in Miami.

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