Are you ready to shed those tights and trusty trousers yet?

It’s always great when the sun starts shining and winter is on the way out. But, with the warmer weather comes added beauty problems as women prepare to show off their legs.

Naturally we want to make sure our limbs are looking toned and smooth before we dare to bare, so here is all you need to know before you reach for that pair of shorts.

Even if your legs are feeling scaly after months of being hidden away, a good scrub can work wonders. Invest in a product with extra grit if you really need to work on achieving smooth pins, and there are plenty on the market with caffeine which can help to shift cellulite and give your sluggish skin a welcome wake-up call. ESPA’s Detoxifying Salt Scrub helps to sweep away dull cells and the grapefruit and eucalyptus properties promise to stimulate circulation and eliminate toxins.

There are plenty of options available from waxing to epilators, hair removal cream or just your trusty old razor. Go with whatever works for you and if you do plump for shaving, try Kiehl’s Simply Marvellous Leg Shave Cream which vows to make the process much easier.

The upper leg region is often something we choose to keep hidden. But with so many pretty shorts in the shops, we should be trying to firm up those thighs. We found Champney’s Mineral Detox Firming High and Thigh Gel not only smelled fantastic, with its notes of lemon and patchouli, but it is also contains caffeine and is specially blended to help skin appear firmer and more toned. Massage the gel in deep upward circular movements twice a day to achieve fabulous thighs.

We all know hydration is the key to healthy looking skin. There are so many products on the market promising to boost moisture levels, so you are spoilt for choice. For those wanting something different from the usual creams, check out Nivea’s new In-Shower Body Moisturiser for dry skin – which softens skin while you wash meaning you don’t need to add moisturiser afterwards. Also recommended is H2O Plus SPA Sea Salt Hydrating Body Gloss, a dry oil moisture spray which is rapidly absorbed into legs leaving skin looking smooth and with a subtle sheen.

Final touches:
Nothing says summer legs like a golden glow and Caudalie’s freshly launched Divine Legs Lotion is the answer to pasty pins.

It’s also important to apply sun tan lotion if you are out and about and Piz Buin Wet Skin Transparent Spray is perfect for those lazy summer days as it is non-greasy, extra water resistant and doesn’t leave white marks. – © Cover Media