Adopt an exercise plan that includes walking for 30 minutes every day. Do squats and lunges, and walk up and down steps instead of taking an elevator. Sign up for classes such as dancing, yoga or Pilates.
Use a loofah, body brush or granular scrub to help remove dry skin cells. Avoid oil-based salt scrubs. They can create a barrier on your skin that keeps other products from being absorbed.
To shave, lather one leg at a time, and shave in the direction that your hair grows. This helps reduce ingrown hairs. Shave slowly to avoid cuts, and never shave your legs dry. Alternatively, try waxing your legs at home or going to a salon for a wax procedure. For permanent hair removal, ask a salon professional or dermatologist to recommend a procedure that is right for you.
Look for a moisturizer that includes stearic acid, emollient ceramides and cholesterol. These ingredients are effective hydrating agents. Choose a moisturizer with vitamin E to minimize the look of scars, scratches, bug bites or plant allergies.
Self-tanner products are available in creams, sprays, mists, gels and pre-moistened towelettes. You can also go to a salon and get spray-tanned in a private booth or by a specialist.