Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Summer Sexy Legs Project

Other than the mandatory shaving a couple of times a week, I rarely pay attention to my legs.  Back in my glory days, I considered my legs to be an asset.  When I wore shorter dresses and heels, the compliments flowed.  Then I went through this period of only wearing jeans/pants and totally not caring what my legs looked like.

But things have changed. If you look at my closet today versus the same time last year, you would notice an increase in the amount of dresses.  Somehow, I've veered back into the world of knee length (or shorter) dresses.  While standing under the critical lights of a well lit dressing room, not too long ago, I noticed something I haven't noticed before.  My shins had faint scars scattered all over.  On top of that, the skin on my legs seemed dry and scaly. Could this be the result of neglect all winter long?  Perhaps.  No matter the reason, I decided that I had to do something about it ASAP.
Now that I know, I have to do something about it.  My small collection of dresses is bound to grow so I need to make sure my legs are spectacular.  But don't you worry your pretty little hearts, I've got a plan.  Wanna hear it? Here it go!  My goals are to address the following areas:
I'm so petite that when I gain a couple of pounds, it shows.  I typically gain weight in my stomach and legs.  First my thighs get wider and, if I don't get it in control fast enough, the rest of my legs follow suit.  Right now it's not too bad but I've still got a little work to do.  A couple of weeks ago I added another addition into my home gym.  It's a pair of  weights help add resistance to my floor work.  With their help, I create toner legs in no time at all.

While I'm getting them in shape, my focus will also be on eliminating the dull/dry skin while helping to remove blemishes and dark spots.  You and I have talked about exfoliation at length.  We know how awesome it works to help bring about glowing skin.  But now I'm realizing that I rarely exfoliate below the knees (with the exception of my heels).   So, I'm now making it a routine to exfoliate my entire body from neck to toe with my favorite sugar scrub of all time.  My mission is to get off all the dead skin that has been accumulating all winter long under our constant use of body butters.

While I was doing a little research online, I found a body wash that exfoliates using glycolic acid.  The reviews seemed really promising.  Many people also expressed joy over the fact that Glytone also helped them get rid of  their kilaris pilaris (aka chicken skin).  It makes your skin look like you have goose bumps all the time.  I used to have a bad case of this years ago.  Everyone always asked me if I was cold. It was embarrassing. But, when I got rid of gluten, it all just went away.  Only now am I realizing that kilaris pilaris could be a sign of gluten intolerance.
 Glytone will help to fade the dark spots on my leg using chemical exfoliation without the excessive scrubbing.  Especially in the shin area which might be a bit more sensitive.

If I'm consistent in my exfoliation, it won't be long until my skin starts looking radiant again.  I vow to keep a bottle of CarpiClear coconut spray near my shower so I can mist my legs and feet as soon as I step out (while my skin is still moist). This will hopefully ward off dryness and add a nice shine to my legs.  If all of that doesn't make my legs flawless, I will break out the big dog! My Gleam body radiance has been waiting for me to start baring my legs again so it can show and prove.   This stuff is beautiful magnificent.  It creates the perfect amount of glow without looking like I'm covered in sparkles.  Best of all it's also moisturizing like a lotion.  It's going to look amazing on my newly exfoliated and ultra toned legs.  I can not wait!

  1. A self tanner will give your legs a healthy glow that lasts for a while. I'm a dark skinned black woman and banana boat sunless tanner had me looking radiant last summer.. gurrl, you couldn't tell me nothing. :)

  2. I have two tips:

    1. After exfoliating, spray a mix of glycerine and water on your legs before putting on creme.

    2. Don't shave, wax instead. Shaving is irritating and sometimes taking away the elasticity and smoothness of the top layer of the skin.