It’s getting warmer, and we are leaving behind the long jeans and replacing them with skirts, shorts and other cool clothes. It’s that time of the year where we like to show off our perfect legs.
But let’s be honest: who has taken care of their appearance during winter? If your answer is “I haven’t”, don’t worry: just read on and discover the 10 keys make them look radiant!
What’s stopping you from having perfect legs?
There are several conditions that affect the appearance of our legs. Their appearance is not only influenced by age, but also by genetic and endocrine factors. Moreover, whether we like it or not, they are often a reflection of our habits.
Cellulite is one of the most common. Actually, according to the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, it affects around 85-98% of women from adolescence onwards. It usually appears on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen due to hormonal changes.
What is its origin? It is not completely known, but it seems to be due to an alteration of the connective tissue and the accumulation of fat regardless of body weight. This causes adipocytes (fat cells) to swell and interfere with the bloodstream, resulting in the characteristic orange peel appearance.
Other common unsightly signs are:
- Sagging due to decreased collagen and the resulting loss of smoothness and elasticity.
- Varicose and spider veins due to poor venous circulation.
- Localized fat that hardly responds to diet or physical exercise.
- Fluid retention with symptoms such as bloating, heaviness and cramps.
- Stretch marks due to excessive stretching of the skin in a short period of time, as occurs in pregnancy or sudden weight change.
- Dryness due to lack of hydration.
The 10 keys to have perfect legs
The dermis is constantly renewing itself, which can lead to the accumulation of dead skin cells and the appearance of wrinkles, ingrown hairs and flaky skin.
Use an exfoliating scrub 1-3 times a week to remove this cellular debris and improve oxygenation and skin appearance. Don’t use it every day, as it can cause dryness.
Moisturise your skin
From the outside, use a moisturiser suitable for your skin type, from the inside, drink at least 2 litres of water daily. You will notice that your skin will become shinier, smoother and firmer.
Apply an anti-cellulite cream
Every day, apply a natural anti-cellulite cream such as G7 LipoReduct+, which reduces cellulite, smoothes orange peel skin, fights localised fat and reduces stretch marks.
In short, an all-in-one product that, together with the effects of organic silica, will help you to have perfect legs:
Take care of your circulation
As well as eating well and exercising regularly, follow these tips to avoid circulatory problems:
- Wear comfortable clothes: no tight clothes or shoes.
- Wear compression stockings if you have to stand for long hours.
- Get lymphatic massages with anti-fatigue creams such as G7 Light Legs+.
- Try to keep your legs elevated when sitting or lying down to promote blood return.
- Finish your showers with cold water.
- Stop smoking.
Avoid fluid retention
Spending too much time in the same position, whether on the sofa or standing, contributes to oedema formation. Try to change your posture and move around every 30-60 minutes.
It is also useful to drink diuretic teas such as green tea, horsetail or dandelion.
Protect yourself from the sun and heat
Uncontrolled and repeated exposure to the sun causes sunburn and other damage that accelerates skin ageing. Remember to always use an appropriate sunscreen every time you go out in the sun.
On the other hand, high temperatures worsen circulation and aggravate varicose veins, cramps and heaviness. Try to stay in cool places!
Improve your hair removal
Use quality products that don’t damage your skin to prevent irritation and redness.
Consider waxing as a depilatory method if it doesn’t cause too much sensitivity. It leaves a very soft and smooth finish on the skin.
Maintain a good diet
First of all, prioritize the “food from always”: vegetables, fruit, lean meats, fish, eggs, root vegetables, pulses, etc.
Secondly, limit your intake of sugar, salt and refined flours, fried foods, ultra-processed foods and alcohol.
And don’t forget to include foods with silica in your diet to increase collagen synthesis in your body.
Follow an exercise routine
When it comes to strengthening muscles and fighting sagging skin, there’s nothing like doing two or three weight training workouts a week and combining them with cardiovascular exercises such as light walking, jogging, or spinning.
Staying active throughout the day is also essential – how? By going up and downstairs, walking around the house, cleaning, etc.
Get plenty of rest
The quality and quantity of sleep influences the condition of your skin (and your overall health). Try to get enough sleep for a good night’s sleep.
Now you know all the keys to having perfect legs and showing them off proudly in the hot months – now it’s time practice them!