There is no magic trick when it comes to sexy spring legs... not without a little work! In order to get defined legs you must start doing squats and lunges. 3 times a week is enough to show some definition in your thighs. I recommend doing about 200 each time, or start at 100 and work your way up.
I also started walking to places that are close to my house in order to enjoy the beautiful day and get a little exercise in on the weekends. If I'm going to the grocery store to pick up batteries, I walk instead of drive. All these minor, non-time consuming changes have really changed my legs and my body for the better. The great thing about walking is that it helps mental clarity as well.
Besides exercise, there are other ways to increase your leg sex appeal. Bronzers and self-tanners do an amazing job of creating leg definition. There is a process to applying bronzer to ensure streak free legs, which is very important. The worst mistake many make when applying self-tanning products is being in a rush. The point is to make your skin look healthy and glowing, not orange and fake.
The best way to get glowing, sexy legs is to scrub your legs in the shower after shaving and then apply a mix of your daily body lotion with L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion.
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First, make sure your legs are dry when applying the self-tanner. Another thing to watch out for is choosing the right L'Oreal Sublime Bronze color. I suggest using Light if you don't have a base tan, because Medium-Deep will streak. Once the self-tanner dries, I recommend applying Lorac Tantalizer Body Bronzer to your legs over the L'Oreal self-tanner.
Once again, make sure the L'Oreal self-tanner has settled into your skin and dried thoroughly. The Lorac Tantalizer Bronzer is an absolutely genius invention. It's like powder for your legs with a stunning glow. It covers every blemish on your legs, from childhood scars to fresh bruises. I have never been so impressed by a bronzer. It almost looks like you have spray painted Gisele's legs on.
→ Buy Lorac Tantalizer Body Bronzer, $32.00, at beauty.com.
I have received so many compliments from both men and women when using these self-tanners together that I would feel selfish not sharing the secret. I don't suggest using self-tanners anywhere besides your legs and maybe arms, even though they are intended for the body. If you are thinking about applying self-tanner all over, I would try it on a small area first and see how your skin reacts. Many self-tanners have a tendency to cause acne, but when applied to legs they don't do any harm.
With a little sweat and some help from L'Oreal and Lorac you will have increased leg sex appeal, and a healthier lifestyle-- now that's worth it!
Editor's Note: This post was originally published on March 27, 2008. It has since been updated to ensure all links are up to date and all prices are current.
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.