Leg Baring Time

By Amy Lawrenson

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It's time to get your sandals on and bare those legs. If you're not prepared for shorts weather, follow our top tips and you'll be bare-leg ready in no time:

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Scrub-a-dub

For an at-home exfoliator, manicurist Andrea Fulerton recommends you, 'mix grape seed or coconut oil with sea salt and use it to scrub dry hands, feet, heels, rough elbows and legs. Mix in a drop or two of essential peppermint oil to deodorise feet or lavender to relax'.
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April Showers
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Next, shower off the exfoliator. I love Tom Ford's new Neroli Portofino Shower Gel, £40 (selfridges.com), which smells like holiday.
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Clean Shave

There's no time to wax, so shave your legs with Wilkinson Sword Xtreme 3 Coconut Dream, £4.60 (available nationwide). It uses aloe and jojoba to nourish the skin and bizarrely but brilliantly, the handle smells like coconut!
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Silky Finish
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‘Don't moisturise before you tan your legs, as the oils in your lotion can cause a streaky finish’ says Vita Liberata tan founder Alyson Hogg. Instead, use Vita Liberata's oil-free Body Mist, £15.38 (boots.com). It regulates the skin's pH and refines pores for a more even colour, while peppermint and rose tone and nourish the skin.
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Bronze Goddess

Follow with a layer of the Vita Liberata's 24ct Silken Shimmer, £15.38 (boots.com). It's a wash-off that delivers self tan and shimmer to the skin - buff it in with a mitt for a professional finish. Or try Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs, £10.20 (superdrug.com) if you prefer a spray-on.
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Nail It

Remove dry skin from heels with a good quality foot file, Andrea recommends Diamancel The Classic Big Buffer, £39.90 (debenhams.com).

Use a good quality moisturiser on your heels; I like CCS Foot Care Cream £7.14 (boots.com), which has a high concentration of Urea (a humectant found naturally in the skin that attracts moisture, but is greatly reduced dehydrated skin) that works to hydrate seriously dry patches.

Next, remove all old varnish and shape your toe nails. Use a bright polish like Essie's new Silken Cord, £9.95 (nailsbymail.co.uk), a summery red, and finish with a super-shiny top coat - I love Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, £7.60 (feelunique.com).
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