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Leg work

Want smoother, sun-kissed looking pins? We’ve got three easy steps for you.

Moisturise: Ideally we should be moisturising every day no matter what the season – but if you’re in the sun, surf or sand you need to up the ante. For best results, always apply your moisturiser following a shower because it will absorb into your skin better, keeping your legs hydrated longer.

Try: (From left to right) Body Cream by Frank Body, $22. Kiehl’s Soy Milk and Honey Whipped Body Butter, $62. Lipidol After Shower Oil, $10. PCA Skin Body Therapy, $99. Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Body Cream, $30.

Scrub: This is possibly the most over-looked step in summer prep, but arguably the most important. Using a good body scrub in the shower will not only help to softly slough off dead skin but it will also stimulate circulation, increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface. This is a good thing as it will help lessen the appearance of that dreaded cellulite. And if that wasn’t enough to convert you, your legs will feel the silkiest smooth they’ve ever been. Apply with your hands or invest in a body brush to help distribute the formula.

Try: Pure Fiji Coconut Milk and Honey Sugar Rub, $66.50. Murad Skin Smoothing Polish, $58. Weleda Birch Body Scrub, $20. Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub, $63.

Faux tan: For the perfect fake tan you need a good canvas – so this is where the benefits of steps one and two really pay off. However, one tip to remember is don’t moisturise your whole body before you tan. Instead, St. Tropez expert Jules Heptonstall says, only moisturise your hands, elbows, knees and feet as these areas tend to be the most dry. If you’re not confident enough to try fake tan then opt for a bronzer or a gradual tan which will take the the threat of any tanning nightmares away.

Try: Garnier Body Summer Body Lotion, $9. James Read Self Tan Liquid Bronzer, $60. Lancôme Flash Bronzer, $53. Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Milk, $23.

Words by Sarah Murray

Photos by iStock and Bauer Media Studios

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