Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

10 Ways to. Make the Most of Those Legs

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

10 Ways to. Make the Most of Those Legs

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7 TONE UP Find an exercise class that targets the legs.

"I am going to a body pump class to get in shape and tone up my legs," says Sarah.

1 DRINK MORE WATER AND CUT DOWN CAFFEINE Sarah Hood, beauty lecturer at Redcar and Cleveland College and beauty therapist at Beau Visage in Stockton, says: "Switch to decaffeinated or green tea and drink lots of water.

"Cutting down on caffeine is one way to get rid of cellulite and drinking lots of water flushes out the toxins."

2 BODY BRUSHING "To banish cellulite, spare five minutes in the morning to body brush," says Sarah, who is on a mission to get her own legs in tip top condition for the festive party season too.

"Before getting in the shower start with the brush at the feet and work upwards toward the centre of the body in long stroking movements using a firm pressure that feels right for you. Start at the fingertips and do the same for the upper body.

"Doing this each morning not only improves the appearance of cellulite but also removes dead skin cells, increases circulation and helps the body's natural detoxification process."

DEFUZZ Whether your 3 hair remover of choice is a razor, wax, depilatory cream or epilator, there is no doubt that soft, smooth legs is the way to go.

If you have never used a home waxing treatment before, Veet Debut Wax has 16 ready to use wax strips with vitamin E and almond oil plus four perfect finish wipes.

4 EXFOLIATE Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells and prepares it for fake tan.

Bliss High Thighs Slimmer Scrub, pounds 24.47, is Boot's new body-blasting scrub, to supercharge your circulation and help level cellulite-ish lumps and bumps.

5 MOISTURISE Using a moisturiser all over regularly will keep your skin in silky smooth condition. Boots No7 Silky Leg Oil, pounds 10.50 for 100ml, has been designed especially for the job with nourishing Moroccan Argan oil and vitamin E.

6 FAKE TAN "Tanning is really slimming and a more flattering look," says Sarah, from Redcar. "Professional spray tans can create contours on the legs for definition too. …

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