Don’t we all want to have lovely and flawless legs? Aside from the fact that they do look attractive when they’re smooth and shapely, we should take proper care of our legs as they easily get strained and stressed, especially for those of us who are always out and about. Our legs take us around as we walk in and out of our offices; while we stand waiting in line, we run, we climb stairs. Our legs keep us going, and we ought to take care of our pair the way we take good care of the rest of body.
Luckily, they don’t require high maintenance. All you got to do are:
Take extra care when wearing heels. Killer heels are what they’re called – “killer” heels. They can make you look sexy and taller, but donning them for an extended period of time can do your legs some harm. Wearing high heels can put pressure on the balls of your foot which later on can lead to foot, ankle and leg pains. In some cases, women who wear heels also complain about back pains. If you can’t avoid wearing heels, buy the ones with platforms in the front part to lessen the pressure on your ankles. Wear shoes that fit perfectly, not too tight that your foot will risk getting cramped and not to loose that the shoes will hang loose. If you can’t stay away from those stilletos, try not to wear them all the time. Wear them while at work where the floor’s mostly carpeted and every step you take will be cushioned. Bring along flat shoes that you can slip on to when your feet get tired of walking in heels.
Exercise your legs from time to time. Do some leg work even while at work. If you work behind a desk and is mostly seated for the rest of the day, your legs do not probably get the exercise they need. If your job requires you to stand long hours, though, your legs, jsut the same, will be tired. In both cases, you might experience a little numbness when your legs get stuck in one position for so long because blood does not circulate properly.
Wherever you are, find the chance and time to do simple stretching. While sitting in your office chair, strecth your lesg out and point your toes slowly forward, then up and then forward again. You can do varieties by alternately exercising each leg or stretching both at the same time. You can also do leg rotations. If you are standing most of the time, walk short distances and rotate your feet from time to time. Take short breaks from either standing up or sitting down for too long.
Massage you feet at the end of the day. Tension and stress that accumulated while you’re working could result to pain in the lower back and hips, not to mention varicose veins. Avoid all these by massaging your legs to loosen the knots and the tension. Gently stretch and knead your legs from the ankles to the thighs and vice versa. Take care not to put too much pressure, though. Prop both legs on a pillow placed lengthwise under you knees to promote better leg circulation.
Take extra care when using DIY har removal treatment. waxed If you don’t have the luxury of time and budget to go to salons to have your legs waxed, be careful with using over the counter products such as creams and ready to use wax strips. Follow directions to a T to avoid possible burns (when you leave depilatory creams on your legs longer than advised, it can burn the skin) or injury (you skin might end up in blister if you don’t pull the wax strip right)Shaving could be the easiet way to remove your leg hair but remember to moisturize before running those blades against your skin.
Don’t forget to moisturize your skin. The weather condition can be harsh to your skin, and you sometimes can’t rely on your body’s own moisture to keep the largest organ of your body hydrated. Choose a moisturizer or lotion that has Vitamin E and collagen to further improve the appearance and elasticity of your skin. Apply lotion after taking a bath, while your skin is still damp. If your skin is sensitive, try not to use the strongly scented ones, as your skin might develop allergy to the chemicals. You may also use petroleum jelly or bath oils to rub on your skin for additional moisture.
Do all these, and you’ll have the shapely, attractive legs you’re aiming for in no time.