Exercises to tone the legs, maintaining an active lifestyle, taking proper care of injuries, shaving smoothly and using a moisturizing self-tanner perfects leg appearance. Maintaining a healthy diet also maintains leg appearance.
Taking any opportunity to maintain an active lifestyle is key for perfect legs. Exercises such as the chair bump squat, standing hip flexion plus extension, standing hip abduction, seated one-legged squat and step-up plus knee lift tone areas such as the core, hip flexors, gluten, quads and hips. Participating in activities such as running, horseback riding and even low-intensity activities such as gardening result in slim, toned legs.
The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender help to fade bruising imperfections on the leg. Soaking a cotton ball in pure lavender essential oil and placing it on a scrape or bruise for two hours accelerates the healing of an unsightly leg bruise. While laser hair removal may be an option for some, smoothly shaving the legs with a large amount of lather from a gentle soap also effectively prevents leg cuts. The razor should glide upwards lightly several times instead of pressing on the leg. Applying moisturizing self-tanner to the legs right after a shower adds to the appearance of the leg by giving it color.