As the sunshine makes a break through the clouds, the shorts, skirts and dresses are pulled from the depths of our wardrobes and we are faced, once again, with the traumatising moment of baring our legs to the world for the first time since, what feels like, forever. This year however, the experience doesn’t have to be quite as daunting. With an abundance of products and tips and tricks, .Cent is here to deliver you with everything you need in order to get yours pins summer ready.
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ThisWorks Perfect Legs Sculpt & Shine
This roll-on applicator highlights the contours of your legs, shaping and defining them with great anti-ageing effects.
Neal’s Yard Detox Toning Oil
This massage oil tones and detoxifies the skin. With regular application, the formula helps eliminate toxins from the body.
L’Occitane Lighter Legs Foot Cream
Ultra-light gel-cream absorbs into the skin relieving tired legs and feet, leaving skin feeling nourished and soft.
Melvita L’Or Rose Firming Oil
This award-winning formula effectively reduces the appearance of cellulite and leaves the wearer feelings fresh and lifted.
Nuxe Body Contouring Serum for Embedded Cellulite
Infused with Plant Caffeine, this serum shows results from the first application of visibly smoother skin.
Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control
This anti-cellutlite cream simply smooths, firms, and refines.
Aromatherapy Instant Skin Firming Serum
This fast-acting serum targets fine lines and restore firmness, while moisturising your skin keeping it plump and toned.
Elemis Cellutox Active Body Oil
This perfect body detox oil nourishes, detoxifies and stimulates skin cells, making it perfect for anti-celluite action and body cleansing.
Legology Air-Lite Daily Lift for Legs
Delivering deep drainage benefits, this cream aids in reducing tightness and puffiness cause by fluid retention, discourages cellulite, as well as relieving aches, pains and fatigue, rejuvenating from the toes up.
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Gillette Satin Care Shaving Foam and Razor
Get that flawless shave with the satin care shaving foam with 5x more moisturisers. Paired wit the Venus Swirl razor, reach all the contours of your legs to ensure silky pins.
Braun Silk Epil 9 Razor
The fastest and most precise epilator from Braun is here, with added benefits such as the pivoting head to ensure comfort and efficiency.
Benefit Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer
This body balm produces a slimming effect when applied appropriately so you can ‘bluff your way to toned arms and legs’.
L’Occitane Almond Delightful Contours
Quickly absorbs into the skin to visibly reshape your silhouette and body contours leaving behind the delicious smell of almond trees.
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Clarins Huile ‘Tonic’ Body Treatment Oil
A firming oil which eliminates stretch marks while toning and improving elasticity of the skin.
Clarins Huile ‘Relax’ Body Treatment Oil
This oil relax, soothes and smooths skin, perfect after exercise to soothe tired muscles.
To begin, you simply have to exploit the accessibility of walking. It’s free, and we do it every single day. Simply ensure to fix your posture, and partake in 30-60 minutes of brisk walking a day, and your legs will look slimmed and toned in no time. Don’t forget to make sure you stretch and take care of your muscles. Do this by partaking in short Pilates sequences prior to your walk, check out Pilates guru Lynne Robinson’s programme here for effective results. After your workout, relieve your feet of any strain with a few foot exercises, taking care to stretch the arches. Carnation Footcare offer a PediRoller, designed to massage and relax your feet and can be found in Boots for £9.99. If, as is common among a lot of woman, you are conscious of varicose veins or cellulite, you can take preventative measures to make you feel as confident as ever. If varicose veins are your problem, target them with compression socks and stockings. These improve circulation, and help prevent swelling of feet and ankles which is most common with the warmer weather. Cellulite targets people of all ages and can be a common worry among women. Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at SuperfoodUK.com, talks about fruit and vegetable smoothies being beneficial in targeting this problem, as well as ensuring to consume 1 1/2 to 2 litres of water a day.
Make the most of the sunshine while it lasts, and don’t hide your legs away this time around.
Artwork done by Anna Schmidt-Hansen