After a long season in hibernation, you likely haven’t been paying much attention to your legs, feet and toes. But now it’s time to expose.
With a little TLC and our 12 Ways to Get a Leg Up This Spring, you’ll be all set for flip flops and shorts.
Before you do anything, exfoliate. Think of it as stripping the winter off your skin. L’Occitane Amande Exfoliating and Smoothing Delicious Paste can help you do that. Made with crushed almond shells and oil, it sloughs off the dead skin and nourishes the new. ($36, get a leg up here)
Somewhere in that confusing self-tanner/moisturizing-lotion hybrid aisle is something that gives you a darker shade of pale. We found it. St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan Body provides a range of options including a gradual all-over bronzer with a subtle scent that won’t scream, ‘I just applied some faux-sun skin lotion.’ ($38, get a leg up here)
Got an itch? Dry, flaky skin is a dead giveaway that your epidermis is gasping for relief. Calm things down with some Eucerin Calming Creme. It’s made for skin that begs you to drown it daily in deep moisture. ($10.93, get a leg up here)
For a bit of glamour, we checked out Cake Beauty—Canada’s buzzed-about beauty breakout that offers a product we can literally use from head to toe. The Cake Satin Sugar Glistening Dry Shampoo & Body Powder gives bare skin a barely-there but beautiful glimmer while giving our tresses a fresh look on those days we overslept. Thanks, sugar! ($20, get a leg up here)
As soon as we find something that makes legs longer, you’ll be the first to know. But until then, see what else our editors picked for 12 Ways to Get a Leg Up This Spring. Tested by Alison R., Toronto